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Netflix looks way better on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X

by Justin Herrick | September 25, 2017September 25, 2017 8:00 am PDT

Your eyes will thank you for watching Netflix on a new iPhone.

The video streaming service’s app for iOS has received an update to enable Dolby Vision, which is a form of high dynamic range (HDR). The high-end viewing technology enables your device to present enhanced color, contrast, and brightness for compatible content.

Devices immediately benefitting from the inclusion of Dolby Vision include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9. It’s already live on the Apple TV 4K, too. The iPhone X will join them when it’s released later this year. Just remember that none of them are streaming in 4K, though. Apple, while promoting its Retina Display on phones and tablets, doesn’t go higher than 1080p resolution.

If you have a device that can stream from Netflix with HDR, simply perform a search that includes “HDR” and results will be exactly what you expect. A bunch of Netflix’s most popular shows like House of Cards and Stranger Things are shot in 4K and HDR, so you won’t have any shortage of compatible content to enjoy.

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Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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