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Amazon First to Stream HDR Video

SEATTLE -- (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.”

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.

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MikeP688 6/27/2015 | 12:29:22 PM
Amazon on A Roll.... As someone who's a recent "convert" to Amazon Prime, I can't help but welcome this development.    As Amazon continues to roll out new services, I can't help but wonder how it will react to what I view at its' immediate threat: Alibaba.    This past week has seen it discuss potentially floating its' logistics business and create an entertainment company.    It appears that ALibaba has the deep pockets to do it--and Jack Ma just bought himself a $ 23 Million Vacation Place in New York City.   

Never a dull moment..that's for sure.....
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