Amazon Launches Dolby Vision Streaming -- LG 2016 SUPER UHD & OLED TVs First to Offer Dual HDR10 & Dolby Vision Amazon Support

Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM PDT by
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The streaming platform now offers titles in Dolby Vision.  

Amazon has announced the arrival of Dolby Vision HDR support for select streaming titles. Currently, LG's SUPER UHD TVs and 2016 OLED TVs are the first to include support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision Amazon playback.

"The Dolby Vision ecosystem is garnering momentum, affirming that the best way to enjoy stunning content with expanded dynamic range and ultra-vivid colors is with Dolby Vision," said Curt Behlmer, SVP, Content Solutions and Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories. "With the increased number of Dolby Vision enabled TVs now in market, Amazon's commitment to deliver Dolby Vision content to consumers marks another leap forward in providing viewers around the world with access to exceptional movies and original content that come to life on screen."

Dolby Vision is an end-to-end video technology that uses high dynamic range and wide color gamuts to create and display content with superior brightness and contrast, resulting in more realistic highlights and shadow detail on supported TVs. The process is currently integrated into several display lines, including LG's SUPER UHD TVs and 2016 OLED TVs -- which also include HDR10 support. The initial lineup of Dolby Vision Amazon titles includes the second season of the Amazon Original Series 'Bosch,' and several Sony Pictures Home Entertainment films like 'The Smurfs 2,' 'After Earth,' 'Men in Black 3,' 'Hancock,' 'Salt,' 'Pineapple Express,' 'Fury,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Chappie,' and 'Elysium.'

"We're thrilled that starting today customers have access to titles, including our binge-worthy Amazon Original Series, in Dolby Vision HDR," stated Jim Freeman, Vice President of Amazon Video. "Today is just the beginning. We will continue to expand our selection, adding more movies and TV series for our customers to watch and enjoy in the premium picture quality of HDR."

In addition to Amazon titles in Dolby Vision and HDR10, LG SUPER UHD TVs and 2016 OLED TVs also offer playback support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision Netflix titles, and Dolby Vision HDR content from VUDU.

Sources: Dolby, LG

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