Google Tipped Add 4K HDR Dolby Vision For Play Movies
Speculation is mounting that Google may deliver 4K Ultra HDR Dolby Vision for Play Movies after a team of developers uncovered code during a recent review of a Play Movie.
The team at XDA Developers discovered strings of code inside the Google Play Movies v4.117.22 APK that suggests that the tech giant may including higher quality content.
Google Play Movies initially added support for 4K HDR content in 2017, though many consider the proprietary Dolby Vision a better format than the open-source HDR10 format.
At this stage, there is no way to tell when exactly Dolby Vision HDR support will be implemented, but with the code now being added, it won’t be too long until we see the content available for streaming and purchase.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and iTunes offer both HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, making Google already very late to the party.
It should be noted, however, that just having access to HDR10 and Dolby Vision content does not automatically enable its benefits as you still require a compatible streaming device or Hi-Fi unit to process the material.
The Chromecast Ultra, which costs $99 already supports HDR content with both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision integration.