Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services. Earlier this year the app downloaded a billion on the Play Store, and Google also included a dedicated button to launch the service on the new Chromecast with Google Chrome (to be fair, everyone does that). With the launch of Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G today, Netflix has confirmed that it will support streaming content in HDR10 on Google’s latest phones.
The new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G both come with large OLED displays in FHD + resolution. The phones themselves are capable of supporting HDR content, but it doesn’t make much sense unless there are apps enabling it. Fortunately, Netflix has already updated its support documents with the information that the service will support streaming in HDR 10 on Pixel 5 and “Pixel 4A with 5G” devices.
Now, I will never watch Netflix on a smaller screen than a tablet, but I will not judge you mobile movie watchers. And it’s nice to know that Netflix is already committed to supporting high-definition playback on Google’s latest devices, even though US release dates are still far away. Whenever your 5G-capable Pixel arrives, it will be ready to stream the latest bilingual-qualified newcomer to Netflix.