HDR has been a normal characteristic of recent TVs for years now, and you would be hard-pressed to seek out many 4K TVs that do not assist HDR. However at the same time as Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO Max, and others have rolled out HDR assist for some content material, Hulu hasn’t. That lastly modified, with a assist web page on Hulu’s web site saying HDR assist for choose exhibits and gadgets.
These are the gadgets on which Hulu says it now presents HDR streaming:
- Roku (HDR suitable fashions)
- Hearth TV, Hearth TV Stick, Hearth TV Dice gadgets (HDR suitable fashions with Hearth OS 7 or later)
- Apple TV 4K (Gen 5 or later)
- Vizio (HDR suitable 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 obtainable content material is restricted, although. For the second, the badge solely seems on choose authentic sequence and movies by Hulu. They embrace The Handmaid’s Story, Excessive Constancy, Catch-22, Happiest Season, and WeWork, amongst only a handful of others.
Hulu has supported 4K for some time, although it made the leap after its opponents, too. And 4K got here in matches and begins: some gadgets acquired 4K assist, 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. Then again, HDR will be seen at any cheap viewing distance. It will increase the vibrancy of the picture, the distinction between mild 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 companies to assist HDR, and the overwhelming majority of its library remains to be streaming in normal dynamic vary.