The Online video service Vudu recently announced a upcoming expansion of its High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, bringing new support for HDR10 to ceterain select titles. Expanding upon the company’s previous offerings of an alternate HDR standard, “Dolby Vision,” this latest addition open’s Vudu’s 4K HDR offerings to a wider range of devices.
4K content has been available on the SHIELD via Vudu previously. The new update will provide support for HDR 4K video. The SHIELD is one of the few boxes that can output HDR, but you will also need an HDR-capable TV. If you’re all set on that front, update the Vudu app and you’re good to go.
Microsoft’s Xbox One X and its lower-spec predecessor, the Xbox One S both support HDR10 rather than Dolby Vision, meaning this latest change marks the debut of Vudu’s HDR library on Microsoft’s gaming consoles. With HDR enabled, content will be delivered with a wider color gamut and a higher contrast ratio – essentially colors should look a lot more vibrant and appealing. This joins an existing library of HDR-compatible apps on Xbox One, including Amazon Video and Netflix.
For those using 4K HDR displays with an Xbox One console, following the latest update, supported content should be automatically displayed in HDR. As of launch, Vudu claims 36 movies current support HDR10, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Ghost in the Shell. With support now rolled out across a wider range of content, a steadier flow of content can be expected going forward.