Amazon Prime service first to stream video content in HDR – beats Netflix

Amazon Prime is the first video streaming service that offers HDR content. The series Mozart in the Jungle will become available in the format without additional costs to subscribers with a Samsung TV with HDR support.

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Initially only the series Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot Red Oaks are available to American Prime subscribers with a Samsung UHDTV with HDR, however Amazon promises  more content in HDR becomes available for more different TVs. Amazon is the first video streaming service that offers HDR content.

HDR or High Dynamic Range was one the technologies that TV manufacturers showcased during CES this year to promote high-end TVs. TVs with HDR are able to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard TVs. Colors are more vibrant, blacks are deeper, objects more pronounced. Hues are also more exaggerated, alternating between cool and warm in the same image.

Netflix called HDR more important than 4K at the beginning of this year and will likely start to stream HDR content in 2016.