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Hulu this week began implementing HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision for some of its original television shows and movies, so Apple TV owners can now watch Hulu content in HDR.

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HDR content offers a higher contrast range for more detail, and Hulu TV shows and movies that support HDR content will display an HDR badge on the details page if they are available to stream in HDR.

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Hulu's HDR content is available on the fifth-generation Apple TV 4K and later, as well as the Chromecast Ultra, Fire TV devices, Roku devices, and Vizio TVs. HDR support is not available on mobile devices at this time.

As noted by CNET, HDR support is limited to Hulu originals, which includes "Handmaid's Tale," "Little Fires Everywhere," "Nine Perfect Strangers," "Future Man," "Castle Rock," and more.

Hulu appears to be rolling out support for HDR, so not all Apple TV users may see it available immediately.

Article Link: Hulu Now Supports HDR on Apple TV for Original Content
 

darkslide29

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At first I thought how is it possible they haven’t offered HDR all of this time when all of their competitors do? Then I remembered there’s still no 5.1 audio on Apple TV…

At least for the 5.1, Hulu offers it for some built-in TV apps and other devices, just not much love for Apple TV.
 
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Rychiar

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I refuse to use HULU on Apple TV until they get 5.1. its ridiculous I have use my smart tv's OS solely to watch hulu cus it can actually do 5.1 there's NO REASON this should be. I first got hulu 5 years ago expecting HDR to arrive any day...
 
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Realityck

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Hulu is worse than Apple with implementing things 10 years after the rest of the industry has adopted them. They still don’t offer 5.1 on the AppleTV.
see Comcast should sell its Hulu stake to Disney in 2021: analyst

In a research note, Greenfield said that the Hulu joint venture appears to have “outlived its usefulness” as Disney and Comcast both concentrate on their respective direct-to-consumer services, Disney+ and Peacock. For Comcast, Hulu could be complicating the Peacock plans by preventing the company from having exclusive access to its current and library content. As part of the 2019 deal, Comcast agreed to extend its NBCUniversal distribution agreement with Hulu’s on-demand and live TV services until late 2024.

“Waiting until 2024 to resolve ownership would appear to create an unwanted/unnecessary financial overhang on Disney given how fast the valuation of streaming assets are growing,” Greenfield wrote.
So Hulu is kinda a albatross in the streaming world. This joint ownership is one of the reasons things have occurred a lot slower then the rest of the industry. Hulu is only active in the states and Japan otherwise compare to the new Star portion of Disney Plus offering mature content from Fox, and other studios internationally.

At least they finally have made some progress with 5.1 audio, and supporting 4K HDR content now.
 

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Hulu this week began implementing HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision for some of its original television shows and movies, so Apple TV owners can now watch Hulu content in HDR.

The c/net article makes it sound like Hulu offers High-Dynamic Range in four different flavors, but they only offer it in three flavors, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. MacRumors got the information from c/net, but it might be best to check out Hulu's site, which offers better wording than c/net's wording:

"Users can currently stream select Hulu originals in high-dynamic range (HDR), HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision on select devices — HDR content delivers a higher contrast range for much finer picture details. An HDR badge will appear on the details page of content available to stream in HDR."

Hulu listed HDR in parenthesis to clarify that high-dynamic range is referred to as HDR. It's not a type of HDR like HDR10, HDR10+, or Dolby Vision.

Hulu Help Site
 

Highfalutintodd

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Hulu is worse than Apple with implementing things 10 years after the rest of the industry has adopted them. They still don’t offer 5.1 on the AppleTV.
They quietly started adding support for 5.1 on some shows a few weeks back. Surprised the hell out of me as, you're right, it's been years.

But now with HDR rolling out too? I'll take better late than never.
 

OverTheHill

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Great. Now everyone say it with me….

”All content providers, now that you have the video figured out, please focus on lossless audio with Dolby AND DTS”.

mmmk….

 

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Great. Now everyone say it with me….

”All content providers, now that you have the video figured out, please focus on lossless audio with Dolby AND DTS”.

mmmk….

How much data is lossless Atmos?
 

Alan Gordon

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How much data is lossless Atmos?

"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" was recently released on 4K UltraHD Blu-ray with a lossless Dolby Atmos soundtrack, with a bitrate of 3558 Kilobytes per second, which translates into 3.558 Megabytes, which means one would need internet bandwidth of 28.464 Mbps internet speed just for lossless audio.
 
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Alan Gordon

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With fiber, no problem.

As fiber becomes more and more common, I could see some people, like Apple for instance offer lossless audio as an option similar to the way Apple offers lossless audio on Apple Music now.

HOWEVER, there's still a great deal of the country that doesn't have fiber, or deals with data caps from their cableco. I'm currently rocking 25Mbps down, and 2Mbps up, and I'm capable of higher speeds than many in my county. Not many people in my area can get fiber internet, but many can get cable internet with speeds capable of supporting lossless audio, but they have data caps that would make streaming lossless audio not a very good idea.

Netflix is actually lowering streaming video bitrates, so I don't expect to see them offering lossless anytime soon. I also think that most providers would probably rather increase video bitrates over audio if given a choice, since the number of consumers with hardware capable of noticing the difference in lossless (and I'm one of them) versus those with decent enough TVs to notice the difference in video bitrate may be a decently sized chunk.
 
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OverTheHill

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As fiber becomes more and more common, I could see some people, like Apple for instance offer lossless audio as an option similar to the way Apple offers lossless audio on Apple Music now.

HOWEVER, there's still a great deal of the country that doesn't have fiber, or deals with data caps from their cableco. I'm currently rocking 25Mbps down, and 2Mbps up, and I'm capable of higher speeds than many in my county. Not many people in my area can get fiber internet, but many can get cable internet with speeds capable of supporting lossless audio, but they have data caps that would make streaming lossless audio not a very good idea.

Netflix is actually lowering streaming video bitrates, so I don't expect to see them offering lossless anytime soon.
Agreed. We are in a rural area 20 miles out of town and happen to live on the pipe and are fortunate to have Fiber. That said, no reason to work on it. I really wish they get something going with DTS as well. It can be streamed, it’s just not offered.
 

Alan Gordon

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Agreed. We are in a rural area 20 miles out of town and happen to live on the pipe and are fortunate to have Fiber. That said, no reason to work on it. I really wish they get something going with DTS as well. It can be streamed, it’s just not offered.

The recently defunct FandangoNOW (which shut down operations earlier this month completing it's merge with VUDU) offered DTS.

Sony's BRAVIA CORE service also offers IMAX Enhanced DTS audio streaming.
 

OverTheHill

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The recently defunct FandangoNOW (which shut down operations earlier this month completing it's merge with VUDU) offered DTS.

Sony's BRAVIA CORE service also offers IMAX Enhanced DTS audio streaming.
Indeed. Just want it to go mainstream. So many iTunes films are DTS on disc, but DD in the stream. It’s annoying. I like to keep the disc collection in the theater with streaming elsewhere. Would be nice to watch with DTS in the living room without having to run downstairs to get a disc.
 

Alan Gordon

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Indeed. Just want it to go mainstream. So many iTunes films are DTS on disc, but DD in the stream. It’s annoying. I like to keep the disc collection in the theater with streaming elsewhere. Would be nice to watch with DTS in the living room without having to run downstairs to get a disc.

While I used to have a preference for DTS over DD, I don't anymore. Bitrates still matter of course, but iTunes offers higher DD bitrates on many titles than most streaming services offer, so I feel good about that much.
 
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