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HDR launch for Amazon Prime UK

August 24, 2015

Amazon has revealed that Prime members in the UK can instantly watch the debut season of the Amazon Original Series, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot of soon-to-launch Red Oaks in high dynamic range (HDR) at no additional cost to their membership, marking the first video service to offer HDR. The complete first season Mozart in the Jungle is the first series available in the superior picture quality, with more coming to Prime soon.

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.

Amazon has been enhancing the entertainment experience by offering blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original series to Prime members and customers in 4K Ultra HD over recent months and continues to grow the catalogue of titles available in the high quality 4K picture resolution. HDR brings greater contrast to the screen with brighter colours, 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 and Red Oaks in HDR through the Amazon Video app on Samsung SUHD TVs.

“It’s been a great year for Mozart in the Jungle,” said show-runner Roman Coppola. “Now, having the first season available for fans in an upgraded visual experience is exciting—the enhanced quality makes every scene look even better and we hope it’s something that our viewers really enjoy.”

“HDR provides a truly stunning visual experience and we’re excited that our original series, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot episode of Red Oaks are the first titles to be made available in the unmatched picture quality,” said Jay Marine, Vice President Amazon Instant Video EU. “We can’t wait for Prime members to watch and re-watch these titles, and look forward to adding even more in HDR for all our customers to enjoy this year.”

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