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Compatible HDR formats for an Android TV

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    Format overview

    High Dynamic Range (HDR)

    HDR enables handling of brightness information of a wide dynamic range compared to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) signals used in normal broadcasts. This reproduces shades in bright areas that tend to have blown out highlights and tones in dark areas that tend to lose. It allows reproduction of images with depth and three-dimensional effects that make it feel as if you were seeing it with your own eyes.

    View sample image of SDR and HDR 

    Hybrid Log-gamma (HLG)

    HLG is a "hybrid" format that enables the output of HDR images similar to HDR10 and Dolby Vision™ format. It can also express pictures with well-balanced brightness even in TVs in SDR.


    An HDR technology standard used with Ultra HD Blu-ray.

    Dolby Vision

    One of the HDR technology standards developed from Dolby. It brings scenes to life with striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colors. Dolby Vision is an HDR solution that creates an immersive, engaging cinematic experience in your home. Watch the video tutorial for more information.

    High Dynamic Range format compatibility

    The HDR format compatibility depends on the source type. Select a source type for the list of compatible Android TV™ model series for each format.

    Video Streaming Services / App 




    *1 Update your TV with the latest firmware version.

    *2 For United States, Canada, and Mexico: A software update for Dolby Vision compatible models is available as of January 2018. For Latin American countries except, Mexico and Brazil, the software update will release later.

    *3 To enjoy Dolby Vision content, the video streaming app or service must support Dolby Vision. For more information, please contact the app or service provider.

    *4 After you update your TV to support Dolby Vision, devices that you connect to it through HDMI, such as streaming media players and Blu-ray Disc™ players, would also need a software update to fully support Dolby Vision. For details about your device's software update, contact the device manufacturer.

    *5 The TV supports YouTube™ HDR (HLG/HDR10) starting December 3, 2018. Make sure to update your YouTube app to version 2.04.05 or later.

    *6 With the software update, YouTube HDR content is now detected automatically and displayed in HDR format.


    View the list of 2015 Android TV models that don't support the HDR function.