+ Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

If you’re part of the very specific audience who owns a HDR10+ capable device and watches Google Play Movies, you’re in luck. Google Play Movies is set to support the standard with its new update, meaning HDR10+ content will be more easily accessible.

Samsung’s HDR10+ technology is an alternative to Dolby Vision that skirts around having to pay royalties to Dolby. In fact, the HDR10+ group don’t charge TV manufacturers or content creators to use the technology.

Despite that, Samsung hasn’t had an easy time of getting other companies to jump on board with HDR10+. Panasonic, Oppo, Xiaomi and OnePlus are a few of the larger names that support the standard.

Until now, Amazon has been one of the few content distributors that support HDR10+. Content has to be made specifically with HDR10+ in mind, but most content producers seem to choose Dolby instead for brand recognition.

There’s no official word on which titles will support HDR10+ from Google Play Movies, but the library is likely to remain pretty thin for now.

Via: Engadget.

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Scott is a dual degree journalism/arts student at the University of Queensland and has been freelancing in the tech writing business for a few years now. He figured the best way to keep up with the latest tech news was to actually write about it. In his free time, Scott enjoys PC gaming, beer, and metal music.

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If Google really want to support standards of newer tv’s it should also include Dolby atmos though I doubt they will support that if going HDR 10+

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