Yesterday, some Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphone owners noticed in the Netflix movie library of their device that the “HDR” logo was displayed beside some titles. This does not apply to all the owners of these phones though.
Unlike HDR mode on a smartphone, which combines multiple exposures to produce a better image, Netflix uses the HDR title for something different. The company adopts HDR content to provide a more dynamic color variety. For example, while watching such a video on Netflix, you may notice brighter white and darker black.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may not yet appear on the list of smartphones that support HDR videos on the Netflix site, but according to Android Police just yesterday, some users of the 2018 Pixel phones have begun they observe that the HDR label appears next to certain Netflix titles. The tag does not appear on all Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices, indicating that the update is still in progress.
According to Netflix, to display HDR videos on a supported Android phone, the user must have installed version 5.0 of the Netflix application or later. Steady Internet speed of at least 25Mbps is required and streaming quality should be set to High. Finally, subscribers must be subscribed to the Netflix four-screen content subscription.