Press Release: High Dynamic Range Now Available on Amazon Instant Video Exclusively for Prime Members
Amazon Prime now offers episodes of its original series in high dynamic range at no additional cost to Prime members—marking the first video service to offer titles in this premium visual experience
High dynamic range improves contrast, enhances highlights and makes shadows more distinct to enrich colors in every scene
The first season of the Amazon Original Series Mozart in the Jungle in high dynamic range can be enjoyed on compatibleSamsung SUHD TVs starting today, with more ways to watch coming soon
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 24, 2015-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Prime members in the US can instantly watch the debut season of the Amazon Original Series, Mozart in the Jungle in high dynamic range (HDR) at no additional cost to their membership, marking the first video service to offer HDR. The complete first season of the popular comedy from Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola and Paul Weitz is the first series available in the superior picture quality, with more coming to Prime soon.
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. Prime members can start watching Mozart in the Jungle in HDR through the Amazon Video app on Samsung SUHD TVs.
“HDR is a technical innovation that provides a truly stunning viewing experience and we’re thrilled to be the first to offer this unmatched picture quality,” said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. “We can’t wait for our Prime members to watch and re-watch Mozart in the Jungle in HDR at no additional cost to their membership, and we look forward to adding more titles and devices that support HDR this year.”
“It’s been a great year for Mozart in the Jungle,” said Roman Coppola. “Now, having the first season available for fans in an upgraded visual experience is exciting—the enhanced quality makes every scene look even better and we hope it’s something that our viewers really enjoy.”
Amazon began offering movies and TV shows to Prime members and customers in 4K Ultra HD in 2014 and continues to grow the catalog available in the high quality 4K picture resolution, now with hundreds of titles available.
Amazon began offering movies and TV shows to Prime members and customers in 4K Ultra HD in 2014 and continues to grow the catalog available in the high quality 4K picture resolution, now with hundreds of titles available. HDR is the next step—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. For more information on HDR visit www.amazon.com/hdr. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
About Amazon Instant Video
Amazon Instant Video offers Amazon Prime members instant access to stream tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including award-winning Amazon Original Series, available at no additional cost. New release movies and current TV shows are available for rent or purchase.
Prime members can enjoy binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such as the multi-Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, the hour-long drama Bosch, based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books, the Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman comedy, Mozart in the Jungle, and the comedy created by and starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe, in addition to HBO favorites like The Sopranos, True Blood and Girls, and popular primetime series including 24, Downton Abbey, Extant, Falling Skies, Grimm, Hannibal, Justified, Orphan Black, Teen Wolf, The Americans, andUnder the Dome. Prime members also have access to an exclusive collection of kids shows now airing including Amazon Original Series’ Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf, as well as popular shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Blue’s Clues. In addition to tens of thousands of titles to instantly stream, the Amazon Prime membership (www.amazon.com/prime) includes more than one million songs, more than a thousand playlists and hundreds of stations through Prime Music, unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, early access to select Lightning Deals, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and access to borrow from more than 800,000 books for Kindle owners–all for $99 a year.
Customers can watch movies and TV shows with the Amazon Video app. The Amazon Video app is available on hundreds of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Roku, smart TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic, the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii game consoles, as well as on mobile devices like Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets and phones. Customers can also watch online at Amazon.com/AIV.
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