Google Play Movies Adds 4K HDR Streaming On Chromecast Ultra

You can now buy HDR movies from Google Play Movies that too, now supports 4K streaming of films and TV shows on Chromecast Ultra and rolling out in the US and Canada. Here are the details.

Google has now became the latest company to digitally stream 4K HDR movies. When compared to full HD (1920×1080 pixels), 4K UHD has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, and the HDR (High Dynamic Range) video essentially improvises color reproduction and contrast in streaming videos.

Everything has now been changed and optimized, as you visit the Google Play Movies store, you’ll now see whether the film you’re thinking about either buying or renting will output HDR range video on supported TVs. Thankfully, you can just search for “HDR movies” to get up-to-date selection.

Those having a compatible Chromecast Ultra dongle or a HDR TV, can experience the 4K HDR streaming video on Play Movies. It is recommended to note that HDR will not be enabled on SD or HD videos. The high dynamic range is rolling out now, is being enabled via support from two major studio partners, Sony and Warner Bros.

Current choices you can get from finding HDR movies include: Kong: Skull Island, The Lego Movie (and The Lego Batman Movie), Mad Max: Fury Road, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and a mix of older stuff.

When viewing specific movie pages, it’s somewhat less easy to tell if they’re available in HDR. You’ve got to scroll all the way to the details at the bottom of the store page.

More and more Android devices are gaining support for HDR playback this year, including the two smartphones, LG G6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S8. For now, Google is focusing its HDR push on TVs, HDR-compatible TVs with Google Cast functionality built in (including Sony, Vizio, and other models) can stream the richer colors and deeper contrast that you get with HDR, Blu-ray type.

Note: Google’s Chromecast Ultra streaming dongle also support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision from streaming apps that offer content in them.

According to the search giant Google, HDR will first be available in the United States and Canada on Google Play Movies & YV. HDR playback is currently only not available on Android TV as yet. Stay tuned for more!

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