Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 at 03:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Select streaming titles will soon offer Dolby Atmos audio.
According to a report from Forbes, Amazon is set to launch Dolby Atmos audio support for its Prime Video streaming platform. The first Amazon title to include a Dolby Atmos mix will be Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which is scheduled to premiere on August 31.
Dolby Atmos is an immersive, object-based audio technology that can add overhead audio to supported content and sound systems through ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos speakers with upward firing drivers. Prime Video is expected to offer Dolby Atmos content using the Dolby Digital Plus codec. Atmos streaming from Prime Video will be supported via Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Cube. With that said, it's not yet clear if Atmos support will also be offered through the Prime Video app on other Atmos-capable devices and smart TVs from additional manufacturers.
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video with Dolby Atmos audio on August 31. The series stars John Krasinski as the title character and comes from showrunners Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. Beyond Jack Ryan, no other Prime Video streaming titles have been confirmed to include Dolby Atmos audio just yet.
Outside of Prime Video, Dolby Atmos streaming is also available on select titles and devices through VUDU and Netflix. Likewise, iTunes will also offer Atmos content via the Apple TV 4K this fall. Meanwhile, the format is featured on several Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray discs as well.
A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $119 per year or $13 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month. In addition to Dolby Atmos audio, Prime Video also offers support for the new HDR10+ high dynamic range format.
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