Sep 14 2016
The latest version of Android TV – version 7.0 – has system level support for all three major HDR formats; Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma). This could help bring HDR to more video apps and TVs.
In Google’s Android TV 7.0 documentation the section on how to implement HDR reads:
“In Android 7.0, initial HDR support has been added, which includes the creation of proper constants for the discovery and setup of HDR video pipelines. That means defining codec types and display modes and specifying how HDR data must be passed to MediaCodec and supplied to HDR decoders. HDR is only supported in tunneled video playback mode.”