Apple adds HDR10+ to the TV app in iOS 16


Source: Luke Filipowicz / iMore

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

Apple iOS 16 Insight States:

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 prominent 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 start of a movie and cannot modify them.

HD flat screens reports that Apple has confirmed it will also come to iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, but there’s no word on tvOS.

Like our friends from Tech Radar note that the addition is a little odd as none of the content in the Apple TV app actually uses HDR10+, and the services that play it in their own apps, not the Apple TV app, making support a bit redundant. That’s unless Apple plans to add such content in the near future.

Apple gave tvOS a silent update at WWDC that didn’t even do the keynote, bringing with it improvements in connectivity between devices 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, show real-time information on iPhone during media playback in your app on Apple TV, or include more screens for gameplay.

The company also unveiled 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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