How to find 4K HDR content on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Netflix and Amazon are constantly expanding their 4K HDR offerings, but finding High Dynamic Range content isn’t exactly straightforward on either service. It’s a good thing we’ve this list to help keep track of every new addition.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, helps an image achieve better contrast, greater brightness levels and a wider colour palette. It’s the ability of a TV to display a more ‘dynamic’ range of colours – with brighter whites and deeper blacks for an alluring image.

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Not only are HDR-ready TVs now reaching the mainstream, but major streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix and Rakuten TV, have rolled out support for the technology, whether it’s vanilla HDR10, or the dynamic metadata versions in Dolby Vision HDR or HDR10+.

Amazon’s Prime Video platform favours HDR10+, while Netflix has placed itself firmly in the Dolby Vision camp.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find that 4K HDR content. Let’s take a look at what’s in HDR on each service.

How to find 4K HDR content on Netflix

There are some requirements to hit to get access to HDR content on Netflix

First off, you’ll need a 4K smart TV that has the Netflix app, which shouldn’t be too difficult considering how ubiquitous the service now is. That TV also has to be HDR10 compatible as well as featuring support for Dolby Vision. You’ll absolutely need a TV compatible with the latter if you want to get the most out of the service. Nearly all the HDR content that is on Netflix has been graded in Dolby Vision HDR.

If you’re watching from a Blu-ray player or something similar, it needs to be connected to the TV via the HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2 or later. Netflix recommends you have a steady internet connection of 25Mbps, with streaming quality set to High.

Last, but not least, you’ll want access to Netflix’s Ultra HD Premium plan. That provides access to 4K HDR content and the ability to watch on four screens at one time and download on four devices, too.

Got all that? The next step is finding the content. For those with compatible TVs, there’s a HDR or Dolby Vision logo next to Netflix’s HDR-ready titles. Annoyingly, there still isn’t a dedicated HDR section in the app, so beyond searching for ‘HDR’, this is the best way to find content. Well, apart from this list of course.

Related: Dolby Vision HDR – Everything you need to know

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How to find 4K HDR content on Amazon Prime Video

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Amazon beat Netflix to the 4K HDR party, but it’s just as tricky, if not more so, to find HDR-ready content in the Prime Video app. You can stream 4K UHD content, or if you prefer, purchase it outright.

We’ll focus on streaming content and in that sense an internet connection of at least 15Mbps is needed to watch content in 4K HDR. Be sure to update the firmware on any device you’re using to ensure you’re on the latest spec.

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Like Netflix, the best Amazon can do is show an HDR logo next to selected titles if you have a compatible TV. Amazon Prime Video also streams in HDR10+ and Dolby Vision dynamic metadata, and like Netflix there’s no specific HDR category.

In order to find HDR titles you’ll need to search or scroll through content and if your TV supports it, there should be label next in the video information indicating whether it’s HDR (this includes HDR10+) or Dolby Vision.

What follows is a list of titles available in HDR on Prime Video. This list refers to titles that can be streamed, rather than titles you can buy or rent.

Related: What is HDR10+?

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