Dolby Vision HDR now available on Amazon VideoMonday, June 27th, 2016
Dolby Laboratories and Amazon Announce Availability of Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range on Amazon Video
- Amazon Original Series Bosch and Hollywood favorites come to life in Dolby Vision starting today
SAN FRANCISCO — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Amazon (NYSE:AMZN) today 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.