+ Wednesday July 24th, 2019

Far from being a simple streaming service, Netflix delivers content to be enjoyed on the postage-stamp sized screen of your smartphone, all the way up to 4K content to blow your mind on the big screen.

A major determinant of precisely what content you can see, or rather, the quality of it is whether Netflix has certified your device for various levels of quality. It appears that Google’s latest smartphones – the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – have just been so certified for HDR quality streaming, according to reports to Android Police.

While the two Pixel 3s do not appear on Netflix’ list of HDR certified devices just yet, Android Police reports that many US-based Pixel 3 customers are seeing the feature on their phones today. This makes it most likely that we’ll see it here in Australia fairly quickly, too.

If you’ve got a Pixel 3 and use Netflix, why not check it out and see if you can see HDR content?

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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How can you tell?


HDR means high dynamic range?

Daniel Tyson

Yes it does.


Can also confirm HDR now showing on Pixel XL3


I can confirm I’ve got it on my 3XL 😁

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