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Amazon first to offer HDR video streaming content

by Todd Haselton | June 24, 2015June 24, 2015 6:00 pm PDT

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Amazon on Wednesday became the first video streaming service to provide high dynamic range (HDR) video content, beating rivals such as Netflix to the punch.

The first HDR content comes in the form of the first season of Mozart in the Jungle, an Amazon Original Series production, and it can be accessed through TVs that support HDR content, such as Samsung’s latest SUHD sets, using the Amazon Video application. The option doesn’t cost Amazon Prime members any additional fees on top of the membership, though Samsung’s SUHD TVs don’t come cheap.

“HDR brings greater contrast to the screen with brighter colors, enhanced shadow details and distinct highlights to make images appear vivid, rich and lifelike, more so than ever before,” Amazon explained, noting that additional content is coming later this year, as is support for additional HDR devices.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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