Posted Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 01:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
HDR titles will be available later this year on the streaming platform.
Amazon has announced plans to release video content with high dynamic range support in 2015. The first crop of HDR titles should arrive before the end of the year.
"4K Ultra HD picture resolution was just the beginning—we're excited that Prime members will soon be able to view movies and TV shows including Amazon Originals in HDR quality," said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. "HDR is the natural next step in our commitment to premium entertainment, and we can’t wait for customers to have even more choice in how they watch their favorite titles on Amazon Prime Instant Video."
The first supported titles will be Amazon original productions, but the company is also working with other studios to bring HDR content to their service. High Dynamic Range images provide enhanced levels of brightness and contrast, resulting in more realistic images with greater highlights and more detailed shadows. Several HDR capable displays are now available, like Samsung's SUHD series, and several more are on the way, including VIZIO's recently announced Reference Series.
In addition to Amazon, Netflix will also be supporting 4K HDR content and VUDU is set to offer a selection of Warner Bros. titles in Dolby Vision HDR as well.
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