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Netflix Original Marco Polo now streaming in HDR

Netflix has confirmed it is now streaming content in the emerging high dynamic range (HDR) format.

Starting with the Netflix Original series Marco Polo, the HDR content will be available on all compatible televisions.

“We are indeed live with HDR. It works with compatible TVs, both in HDR10 and Dolby Vision,” Netflix spokesperson Yann Lafargue confirmed.

“We have season 1 of Marco Polo for now, but much more content should be available shortly, so stay tuned,” he told FlatPanelsHD (via Engadget)

See also: What is HDR TV and why should you care?

The company is wasting no time on rolling out the feature after it announced plans to support HDR content at the end of February.

Next on the agenda appears to be the second season of the hit show Daredevil, which was recently released.

The next-gen format arrives alongside Netflix’s rapid expansion into 4K content. The firm plans to put out over 300 hours of Ultra HD content throughout 2016.

However, one thing the company won’t be doing is expanding into virtual reality content.

As we reported earlier today, CEO Reed Hastings said there’s no original VR programming in the cards.

He said: “We’re really focused on movies and TV shows and doing more of those, which you can watch in a virtual reality headset if you want to, but we think most people will watch Netflix on a smartphone or a smart TV.”


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