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Apple adds HDR10+ to the TV app in iOS 16

Apple adds HDR10+ to the TV app in iOS 16

Source: Luke Filipowicz / ComoHow

Apple has quietly added HDR10+ support to iOS 16 and iPhone and appears to have confirmed that the feature will be available on some of its other platforms as well.

Apple’s iOS 16 preview says:

HDR10+ support The latest generation of high dynamic range technology is now supported in the Apple TV app.

HDR10+ is a bit like Dolby Vision and stands out on Amazon Prime. This is a more advanced version of HDR10 that gives you better brightness and contrast that can be adjusted throughout your viewing, unlike HDR10 which sets its settings at the beginning of a movie and you can’t modify them.

FlatPanels HD reports that Apple has confirmed that it will also be coming to iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, but there is no word on tvOS.

As our friends at TechRadar point out, the addition is a bit odd because none of the content in the Apple TV app actually uses HDR10+, and services that play it in their own apps, not the Apple TV app, make the support feels a bit redundant. That is unless Apple plans to add such content in the near future.

Apple gave tvOS a quiet update at WWDC that didn’t even make the keynote, bringing with it improvements to cross-device connectivity and multi-user support. From Apple:

Integrate your tvOS app with your iOS, iPadOS, or watchOS app to unlock new experiences on Apple TV. For example, you can offer more personalized workouts on Apple TV based on motion sensor data from Apple Watch, display real-time information on iPhone during media playback in your app on Apple TV, or include more screens to play on .

The company also introduced iOS 16 and a new M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Beta versions of all new Apple software are now available to developers.

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