Skip to content

July 13, 2017

Google Play Movies can now display HDR content over Chromecast Ultra

by John_A

Chromecast Ultra just got a color boost.

Did you wonder why you spent more on that Chromecast Ultra almost a year ago? It wasn’t just for the 4K resolution support but the promise of greater things to come.


Well, today, that greater thing is HDR support. According to Google, 4K content that is also encoded with HDR (high dynamic range) will automatically begin playing on TVs that support both standards — as long as you’re in the U.S. or Canada. Google says of the update:

With HDR, users can now buy and watch movies, like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with better contrast, greater brightness levels and sharper images than HD. We’re launching HDR for Chromecast Ultra users (when connected to an HDR capable display), with many of our major studio partners including Sony and Warner Bros.

While all the pieces have to line up for HDR content to play — you need the right TV, the right Chromecast, the right movie and to live in the right country — this is just the beginning of more vivid, lifelike content over Chromecast.

Chromecast vs. Chromecast Ultra: Which should you buy?

Google Hardware


  • Google Wifi review
  • Google Home review
  • Everything you need to know about the Chromecast Ultra
  • Chromecast vs Chromecast Ultra: Which should you buy?

Google Wifi:


Google Home:

Best Buy

Chromecast Ultra:

Best Buy

Read more from News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: