Hulu Finally Brings HDR Support but Not on All Platforms

Written by Bill Toulas
Published on August 25, 2021

Hulu is finally adding support for HDR (high dynamic range) content on the streaming platform, starting with one of its most successful originals, the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’. This comes years after competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Disney+ have added support for HDR, but it’s better late than never no doubt.

Today, Hulu added the relevant section on its Help Center, informing users that select devices will now stream in HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, for finer picture detail. Those who do will see an HDR badge on their screen to inform them of the fact.

The devices that will support HDR streaming on the most recent version of the Hulu app are the following:

This list, unfortunately, leaves out Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield, Sony, Hisense, Sharp, and Philips TVs, as well as LG TVs that run on WebOS. Also, the latest Chromecast that uses Google TV isn’t on the list.

Earlier in the year, Hulu bumped up the Android TV app max resolution from 720p to 1080p, finally bringing some crispness to devices that were left out from HDR support this time, so that OS doesn’t seem like it has the priority for the streaming platform. Maybe HDR support for these will be added later, but no clarifications on that front have been given so nothing is certain.

Even if your device is included in the list of the supported platforms for HDR streaming, you may still have trouble enabling it due to internet bandwidth limitations, so make sure to keep an eye on other things that may be using your precious internet data in your house.

Initial HDR support will come through the following titles, so if you want to experience the difference start from one of the following:

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