Google Play Movies is working on adding Dolby Vision HDR support for its app soon. The information was revealed by XDA Developers, which was revealed in a recent APK teardown of the Android app.
While Google Play Movies has supported 4K HDR with HDR10 for years now, Dolby Vision is an entirely different standard and one that many say offers superior quality. Netflix and Apple TV already offer a large selection of content in the Dolby Vision format, and this move could help Google Play Movies catch up with the competition. The main reason for this being that Dolby Vision allows for dynamic metadata versus static metadata found in HDR10.
An increasing number of new televisions come with support for Dolby Vision, including Sony A9G OLED TV and OnePlus TV. However, Google has not announced yet when it is officially likely to arrive.