Google adds HDR support to Chrome browser on Windows 10 devices

We’ve got HDR support on televisions and smartphones, so it makes sense to have it on our laptops and desktop computers, right? Well, Google has announced that HDR will soon be supported by its Chrome browser on Windows 10 devices.

It’s a move that makes sense, many of us use our laptop and desktop computers for a myriad of purposes, from work to watching Netflix in our downtime. Thanks to a post on the Google blog, we now know that HDR support will also come to other platforms that have the Chrome browser installed, which presumably means Chromebooks and Android devices.

What is HDR, I hear you ask? Well, it’s something that is commonly associated with 4K or Ultra HD displays, both on televisions and flagship smartphones such as the Pixel 2 XL or Galaxy Note 8. HDR results in darker blacks, brighter whites, and more vibrant colors on the display. As someone who has recently upgraded to a television that supports HDR properly, I can tell you that it’s a noticeable difference.

So, it’s all well and good that the Chrome browser will support HDR, but that means you now need to upgrade to something with a 4K display. You can always blame the upgrade on Google I suppose.

Source: Google


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).