Amazon is among the few online video streaming services that currently offer content streaming high dynamic range or HDR. It started offering 4K HDR content last year and today it announced support for another, and better, HDR format. Dolby Vision HDR content is now available for streaming from Amazon Video.
Amazon Video now has support for both HDR formats though content in each is limited at this point in time, the library will be expanded to include additional titles in the future.
The second season of Amazon’s original series Bosch is now available for streaming Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range format. Several Sony Pictures movies are included in the lineup as well, movies such as Men in Black 3, Salt, Pineapple Express, Elysium, The Smurfs 2, and others which can be purchased digitally from Amazon.
Amazon Video may support both formats now but it’s not the only streaming service to have both feathers in its cap. Streaming giant and Amazon Video rival Netflix already has support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10 (otherwise known as normal HDR format), while Vudu also has support for Dolby Vision HDR. Amazon isn’t really breaking any new ground here.
Bear in mind that you will need to have a TV that supports HDR content in order to enjoy TV shows and movies in high dynamic range, don’t expect to get the same experience on a normal TV.