Netflix now supports HDR on Windows 10; All you need to know
Netflix and Microsoft have partnered together to add the necessary OS and browser changes in their Windows 10
Good news for Netflix fans, the company has announced the addition of High Dynamics Range(HDR) support on Windows 10 for the Edge Browser as well as for the Netflix app.
Netflix and Microsoft have partnered together to add the necessary OS and browser changes in their Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to support the HDR functionality.
It is worth noting that one must have the Intel 7th Gen i3/i5/i7 CPU or higher to play the Netflix HDR10 encodes. In addition, both Intel and Nvidia developed GPUs that use 10 bits-per-channel for each of the RGB colours. With this update, Netflix members who have a supported device and a premium plan can enjoy amazing movies and shows in HDR.
Further, the Windows computers support up to 4K streaming, depending on the browser:
- Google Chrome up to 720p
- Internet Explorer up to 1080p
- Microsoft Edge up to 4K
- Mozilla Firefox up to 720p
- Opera up to 720p
- Windows 8 app up to 1080p
- Windows 10 app up to 4K