Published On: July 1, 2016

Amazon Now Streaming HDR in Dolby Vision Format

Published On: July 1, 2016

Amazon Now Streaming HDR in Dolby Vision Format

Dolby has announced that Amazon is now streaming some Ultra HD content in the Dolby Vision format. Amazon already streams content in the HDR10 format, and now it adds support for Dolby Vision, as well. The first group of DV...

Dolby has announced that Amazon is now streaming some Ultra HD content in the Dolby Vision format. Amazon already streams content in the HDR10 format, and now it adds support for Dolby Vision, as well. The first group of DV titles includes the second season of Bosch, as well as films like After Earth, Men in Black 3, Hancock, Salt, Pineapple Express, Fury, Chappie, and Elysium.

From Dolby
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Amazon have announced that the second season of the hit Amazon Original Series Bosch and a slate of blockbuster films are now available in Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR) on Amazon Video. U.S. customers can now watch titles available in Dolby Vision via the Amazon Video app on compatible Dolby Vision enabled smart TVs. Amazon Video joins a growing number of streaming service providers that currently support Dolby Vision.

Dolby Vision combines two powerful capabilities–high dynamic range and wide color gamut–resulting in astonishing images that, compared to standard pictures, deliver brighter highlights, more light-to-dark contrast, and colors never before seen on TV.

“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.”

“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.”

The first Dolby Vision titles that are available today on Amazon Video include the second season of the Amazon Original Series Bosch–the hour long drama based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series. Amazon Prime members can watch Bosch in Dolby Vision at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, Hollywood favorites from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment–The Smurfs 2, After Earth, Men in Black 3, Hancock, Salt, Pineapple Express, Fury, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chappie and Elysium–are available to purchase in Dolby Vision for all customers on Amazon Video.

From content creation to distribution and playback, Dolby Vision has support as an end-to-end solution from A-list Hollywood directors, executives at major studios, OTT service providers, TV manufacturers, and operators worldwide.

Additional Resources
Dolby Vision vs HDR10: What You Need to Know at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Dolby Partners with Lionsgate to Release Dolby Vision/Atmos Titles at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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