Amazon launch High Dynamic Range (HDR) content streaming

Netflix beaten to it

by hodg100 Aug 24, 2015 at 3:06 PM

  • Amazon has announced that Prime members in the UK can now watch the debut season of the Amazon Original Series, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot of soon-to-launch Red Oaks in high dynamic range (HDR).
    This makes Amazon the first service to deliver Ultra HD HDR material in the UK – in other words they beat Netflix to the punch – and it comes with no price premium on top. The complete first season of Mozart in the Jungle, the comedy offering from Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola and Paul Weitz is the first series available in the superior picture quality, with more coming to Prime soon.

    Additional titles in HDR and expanded device compatibility can be expected this year as Amazon continues to work with Hollywood studios, technology leaders and global consumer electronics companies to expand the Amazon HDR experience.

    Amazon has been enhancing the entertainment experience by offering blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original series to Prime members and customers in 4K Ultra HD over recent months and continues to grow the catalogue of titles available in the resolution.

    Prime members can start watching Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks in HDR through the Amazon Video app on Samsung SUHD TVs. Now then Samsung, we're sure you must have some compatible TVs we’ve not yet reviewed to send us...

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