As you’ll no doubt already know, Sony recently launched incredible new smartphones with extended 21:9 displays that allow for more immersive gaming and content watching: the Xperia 1, coming soon, as well as the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, both available now.
We’ve already shown you the best ways to multi-task on your new Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, and selected some great films to watch in 21:9.
But when it comes to finding content that fills the screen and shows off the display to its full extent, we want you to be able to find the games, films and TV shows that suit your tastes.
Luckily, it’s very simple! Blockbuster films and television shows are often filmed in 21:9, so when you’ve got your hands on a new Xperia, you’ll be able to watch in 21:9 Full HD+.
In addition to the impressive quality of the screen, the new Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are packed with Sony’s High-Resolution Audio and LDAC™ technology, ensuring top sound quality that puts you right in the middle of the action.
Here are some of the best places to find eye-popping 21:9 content:
A whopping 67% of Netflix’s original movies and shows are filmed in 21:9**, meaning that you can stream in widescreen to your heart’s content! Fancy a scare? Birdbox, starring Sandra Bullock as Malorie in a world gone topsy-turvy, is the perfect film to give you the shivers. For more family-friendly fare, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle renders Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel The Jungle Book in glorious rainforest colours.
For those who subscribe to Amazon Prime, there’s a wealth of 21:9 content on offer. Among the most popular films available now are Venom, the box office smash from Sony Pictures, which sees Tom Hardy take the titular role as a superhero-cum-villain in a film that’s full of madcap entertainment. Arrival, the sci-fi epic starring Amy Adams, also looks brilliant in full 21:9 on the Xperia’s Wide display.
Pre-installed when you get your new Xperia 10 or Xperia 10 Plus, Google Play offers a range of the latest films, TV shows and more to buy or rent. Black Panther, acclaimed by critics and Marvel fans alike, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest instalment in the dinosaur franchise, are both available to stream in 21:9.
If you’re more of a gamer, then there’s good news for you too! Tencent Games’ Arena of Valor is supported in 21:9 for the ultimate immersive gaming experience.
For those who love a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), Arena of Valor is a stellar 21:9 choice. Choose your character from a massive roster of assassins, mages and warriors and gather your teammates for this riveting game with intuitive controls. The edge-to-edge 21:9 extended screen on the Xperia 10 (6.0-inch) and Xperia 10 Plus (6.5-inch) will show you more of the battle arena so you can focus on your strategy to become the battle champion.
What’s your favourite content to watch – or game to play – on the 21:9 display? Let us know in the comments below.