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This article was published on April 10, 2015

Amazon Prime’s adding High Dynamic Range content this year, even though most people don’t have 4K yet

Amazon Prime’s adding High Dynamic Range content this year, even though most people don’t have 4K yet
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Amazon’s announced that it’ll be adding High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to Prime later this year. Customers in the US, UK and Germany will be able to watch the movies and TV shows taking advantage of the technology.

HDR is designed to bring greater contrast to the screen with more detailed shadows and distinct highlights making colors appear richer and more lifelike. Netflix is also adding HDR streaming later this year.

Amazon brought 4K Ultra HD streaming to Prime in December last year, in a move that delighted early adopters.  The arrival of HDR content on the service will please the same people.

Most of us don’t actually have HDR-enabled 4K TVs yet and it’s likely the amount of shows and movies that support it when it rolls out on Amazon Prime will be pretty limited.

High Dynamic Range Coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video This Year

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