Posted Wed Jun 24, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Select content is now available in HDR.
Amazon has officially launched high dynamic range video streaming. Prime members can now stream the first season of 'Mozart in the Jungle' in HDR at no additional cost.
"HDR is a technical innovation that provides a truly stunning viewing experience and we're thrilled to be the first to offer this unmatched picture quality," said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. "We can't wait for our Prime members to watch and re-watch Mozart in the Jungle in HDR at no additional cost to their membership, and we look forward to adding more titles and devices that support HDR this year."
High Dynamic Range video provides enhanced levels of brightness and contrast, resulting in more realistic images with greater highlights and more detailed shadows when played back on HDR supported displays. Currently, Amazon is offering the first season of it original series 'Mozart in the Jungle' and the pilot episode of 'Red Oaks' in the HDR format. The HDR streams are available now for Prime Members through the Amazon Video app on Samsung's SUHD series 4K Ultra HD TVs.
In addition, Amazon HDR streaming support will be added to LG's 2015 Ultra HD OLED TVs in the coming weeks. Likewise, the company has announced plans to add more HDR series and movies in the near future.
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