Netflix Brings HDR Content To Windows 10 For Intel And NVIDIA Graphics
It's not as hard as it once was to procure content that takes full advantage of the latest crop of beautiful 4K televisions (and monitors), but to some, 4K is just half of the equation. The other half, of course, is HDR (high-dynamic range). With HDR, colors gamut coverage is delivered over a much wider area (hence, "range"), and accurate. In effect, colors will pop and, to borrow an old cliche', make the picture "more lifelike" than ever before.
Netflix has offered HDR on some platforms for a while now, but has just now rolled it out on the PC. If you've been on the hunt for 4K Netflix in the past on your PC, the solution for HDR content delivery is probably not going to come as a surprise. Microsoft Edge is currently the only browser that supports it. Alternatively, you can also use the Netflix app available from the Windows Store, for an arguably more streamlined experience.
Unfortunately, the support requirement just doesn't stop at the software. As with Ultra HD 4K content, HDR will require a 7th-gen Intel processor, or better, or, a current-gen NVIDIA GeForce GPU, GTX 1050 or better. In both cases, the latest version of Windows 10, Fall Creators Update (1703), is also required.
Unfortunately, Netflix HDR support on AMD platforms is non-existent, which is going to be quite a bummer for those running pure AMD rigs. If you do happen to run Ryzen, and manage to stream HDR content no problem, please let us know in the comments!
Up and running and want to find some HDR content? Since Netflix doesn't seem to have a dedicated section, simply searching "HDR" will bring up relevant content. You probably shouldn't be surprised to see that almost all of it is Netflix's own content. Sometimes, you just gotta get the job done yourself.