HDR starts here – Amazon Prime launches high dynamic range
Techradar.com reports on the first video streaming service to deliver on the promise of HDR visuals:
Amazon has just announced the UK availability of high dynamic range (HDR) content on its Amazon Prime Instant Video platform.
Starting today any Prime Instant Video subscribers can access Amazon Original series in HDR at no extra cost…so long as they have a compatible TV to watch them on.
Amazon initially launched its first HDR content to its US subscribers on Samsung SUHD televisions back in June and is now bringing the service to the UK. Like the US launch content is mighty thin on the ground – and you thought Ultra HD content was few and far between – with only the first series of Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot of the upcoming Red Oaks show.
HDR is expected to be one of the talking points coming out of next week’s IFA tradeshow in Berlin, so it’s a good time for this feature to find its way over to the UK and continental Europe.