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Sky UK Adds HDR Support for Netflix to their TV Platform

Thursday, October 8th, 2020 (9:31 am) - Score 5,376
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Sky (Sky Broadband) has today expanded their existing Sky Q TV platform support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture quality by enabling it on the popular Netflix video streaming service. Admittedly if you have a modern internet-connected HDR TV then you can probably already get this via the streaming giants own app.

The TV and broadband provider officially added HDR support in May 2020 (here), which complements Ultra HD (4K) resolutions by enabling video content to contain even more colour and vibrancy. Sadly, their HDR support only worked on some of the newest Sky Q set-top-boxes (here) and you will of course need a supporting subscription.

The operator has continued to add extra bits of HDR content since then, with Sky originals – Patrick Melrose and Code 404 – due in HDR later this month and new Sky Nature shows – America’s Wild Border and A Bee’s Diary – due in November. The Secret Garden will be the first Sky Cinema original film available in HDR, with more Sky Cinema HDR movies coming in time for Christmas, and then HDR live sport in 2021.

Netflix HDR will be rolled out to customers from 8th October and be available to all customers by mid-November.

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7 Responses
  1. Ian McDonald says:

    It should be noted that you might need to upgrade both your Sky Q box and your TV to get this to work as it requires HLG for the HDR. I got both my TV and Sky Q box which talked about being HDR capable but don’t have this standard. However Netflix etc work on the TV apps fine as you point out.

  2. RaptorX says:

    To watch 4K HDR, you need the following: v2 or v3 (preferable) Sky Q box, HDR TV, appropriate Sky subscription.

    1. Random Precision says:

      Still no Atmos sound though.

    2. Jack says:

      And yet Sky still have sound issues with some customers on the v3 box which means the HDR is pointless as it’s annoying having the sound cut out for a second multiple times while watching a film

  3. Don Harwood says:

    There is Atmos on some programs.

  4. ihateQ says:

    Nothing but problems with sky Q sound now, many saying their sound cuts out all the time.

    https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Q/Sound-cutting-out/td-p/2894496

  5. John Pawson says:

    Getting the exact same issue, had Sky Q for years and only the past couple of weeks the sound intermittently drops for a few seconds and that’s on the main box and minis.

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