HDR has been a normal characteristic of latest TVs for years now, and you would be hard-pressed to seek out many 4K TVs that do not help HDR. However at the same time as Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO Max, and others have rolled out HDR help for some content material, Hulu hasn’t. That lastly modified, with a support page on Hulu’s web site asserting HDR help for choose exhibits and units.
These are the units on which Hulu says it now presents HDR streaming:
- Roku (HDR appropriate fashions)
- Hearth TV, Hearth TV Stick, Hearth TV Dice units (HDR appropriate fashions with Hearth OS 7 or later)
- Apple TV 4K (Gen 5 or later)
- Vizio (HDR appropriate fashions)
- Chromecast Extremely (HDR-compatible fashions)
Hulu says that the supported codecs embrace HDR-10, HDR-10+, and Dolby Imaginative and prescient. Content material that helps HDR will carry a particular badge so viewers know what they’re getting.
The out there content material is restricted, although. For the second, the badge solely seems on choose unique sequence and movies by Hulu. They embrace The Handmaid’s Tale, Excessive Constancy, Catch-22, Happiest Season, and WeWork, amongst just a handful of others.
Hulu has supported 4K for some time, although it made the leap after its competitors, too. And 4K got here in suits and begins: some units obtained 4K help, then misplaced it, then gained it once more.
4K will increase the variety of pixels in comparison with HD, leading to a sharper picture. However many individuals do not have TVs massive sufficient or shut sufficient to their seating to essentially see that distinction. Alternatively, HDR will be seen at any affordable viewing distance. It will increase the vibrancy of the picture, the distinction between gentle and darkish spots, and the depth of the colours in ways in which we predict are extra impactful than 4K.
Hulu was among the many final providers to help HDR, and the overwhelming majority of its library remains to be streaming in commonplace dynamic vary.