Sky Q now offers HDR on Netflix

Sky HDR train rolls on

by Andy Bassett

From today, Sky Q customers can now experience Netflix HDR enabled content through a compatible Sky box, with more HDR content coming.

Sky’s commitment to making its viewing experience better for its customers continues with the roll out of support for Netflix HDR enabled material through its Sky Q service. This support will become available to the first customers from the 8th October and should be available to all customers by mid-November.

Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service has a multitude of 4K HDR enabled shows and films and, up until now, if Sky customers wanted to experience the best possible image quality on Netflix, they would have had to view the content directly via the Netflix app or an alternative platform.

Now, Sky subscribers can view Netflix in HDR via their Sky Q set top box which means they’ll have direct access to the latest HDR shows and movies such as David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet and The Haunting of Bly Manor and Enola Homes, which will be more impactful with brighter colours, better contrast and more realism.

As promised by Sky back in May, when its first HDR programmes were made available via on demand only, the company’s HDR support is expanding. This saw Disney+ HDR content made available shortly after, along with further Sky original programming in HDR. 

Now Netflix has been added to the list of ever growing HDR content available on Sky Q which includes Gangs of Lemur Island and Malawi: Wildlife Rescue on Sky Nature, as well as Sky originals like Britannia II, Cobra, Bulletproof 2, Save Me Too, A Discovery of Witches and Brassic 2.

There will be further Sky Original’s in HDR including Patrick Melrose and Code 404 later this month along with new Sky Nature shows: America’s Wild Border and A Bee’s Diary in November. Furthermore, The Secret Garden, scheduled to air on 23rd Oct will be the first Sky Cinema original film available in HDR, with more Sky Cinema HDR movies coming in time for Christmas and HDR live sport in 2021.

Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “It’s great to add Netflix’s HDR films and TV shows to the growing collection of stunning HDR content on Sky Q, giving our customers a brighter, bolder and more realistic viewing experience.” He further commented, “Netflix HDR is the latest in a string of new features we’ve added to Sky Q, including; enhanced voice search, a sleek new home screen design and apps like Fiit and Roxi, making it easier for customers to find more of what they love in one place.”

Sky customers wanting to view HDR content will need to subscribe to the Sky Q service with the Ultra HD + HD or Q Experience (which includes Netflix) and have a HDR ready Sky Q box and HDR compatible TV. 

If you’ve now got access to HDR content on Netflix via your Sky Q subscription, please drop us a comment and let us know how the experience is going.

Source: Sky Press Release

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