Today Amazon has announced the immediate availability of Dolby Vision HDR streaming with its Amazon Video streaming service on select LG TVs. At launch, nine movies from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be available to purchase in the format. The Dolby Vision HDR films are: The Smurfs 2, After Earth, Men in Black 3, Hancock, Salt, Pineapple Express, Fury, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chappie and Elysium. Also, season 2 of the Amazon show Bosch is available in Dolby Vision.
LG’s 2016 OLED and Super UHD LCD televisions support Dolby Vision delivered by Amazon’s app. Owners of these TVs can rejoice in the adoption of the format and the highly-optimized HDR image quality it promises, including greater dynamic range and a wider color gamut than BT.709-mastered video (such as HD Blu-ray) offers. While 2016 Vizio M series and P series TVs have Dolby Vision built-in, the Amazon app does not currently support casting Dolby Vision-encoded content.
“We’re thrilled that starting today customers have access to titles, including our binge-worthy Amazon Original Series, in Dolby Vision HDR,” said Jim Freeman, the VP 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.”
Alluding to the increased in the number of Dolby Vision TVs sold in 2016, Curt Behlmer, SVP of content solutions and industry relations at Dolby Laboratories, said “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.”
Do you have a Dolby Vision capable LG UHDTV? If so, do you plan to buy any of Amazon’s HDR offerings?