Titles like Kong: Skull Island, Mad Max: Fury Road, Suicide Squad, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will all be available in HDR, but those of us in the UK will have to wait.

Are you a fan of 4K HDR movies? Then we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Google's Play Movies & TV app has just been updated to support High Dynamic Range playback.

High Dynamic Range, or HDR, is a way to increase the number of colours in a picture - putting a greater range of hues between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks.

The bad news? The update is only available in the US and Canada.

While Google hasn't released a comprehensive list of all the films available - because that would be too easy, now, wouldn't it? - titles like Kong: Skull Island, The Lego Movie (and The Lego Batman Movie), Mad Max: Fury Road, Suicide Squad, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are now all available with HDR.

We'll let you know once the update hits the UK; for now, you might have to stick with another streaming service for your HDR needs.

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I won't hold my breath

Still waiting for YouTube Red two years after its US unveiling!

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And podcasts on Google Play

And podcasts on Google Play Music...