Since its launch, the Chromecast with Google TV has offered support for high dynamic range content, but it is now when it officially obtains the certification that allows it to say that it supports the HDR10 + standard . What does this mean for the user experience? We see it.
Chromecast with Google TV and HDR10 + support
One of the characteristics that must be demanded today from any multimedia device is the support to display content with a high dynamic range . It does not matter if it is a monitor, television, mobile, tablet and even a player, if it is not capable of offering support for this type of images, do not buy it.
Because you may not have paid enough attention to it yet, but this support of technologies such as Dolby Vision, THX or HDR10 + is much more important than having a 4K and even 8K resolution. The image changes completely and being able to have more information in shadows and highlights makes some scenes much more enjoyable than they would be on a screen that does not support high dynamic range images.
Well, although Google’s device to turn any screen into a smart screen already supported the reproduction of high dynamic range images since its launch, it is now when it finally receives the official certification . Although it has not been the only player approved by those responsible for this standard, also Roku devices.
Therefore, if you had doubts about whether or not the Chromecas with Google TV was an interesting device for demanding users in terms of image quality: the answer is a resounding yes. What’s more, it can be more attractive than other proposals, although they do not include such striking and interesting features as automatic calibration assistants or the like.
What do I need to enjoy HDR10 + on the Chromecast
In order to enjoy the HDR10 + standard, the only requirement beyond a compatible screen and player is to have content that is compatible with this standard. That means that it is not enough to have a sticker or label that tells you whether or not it supports the standard.
If the material that can be distributed over the internet by download, in physical format or via streaming is compatible with HDR10 + , the Chromecast will reproduce them and the visual experience will improve significantly.
At the moment, Google’s Play Movies service offers a wide variety of HDR10 + content with which you can appreciate the differences in quality. The only thing that would be necessary now is that popular platforms such as Disney, Netflix or HBO also support the standard so that all its users can enjoy these contents on those televisions that are compatible with it and not with other standards such as Dolby Vision.