Amazon introduced 4K HDR streaming a few months ago but only Samsung SUHD TV owners could join in on the fun. No more. Owners of LG’s HDR OLED TVs and Sony’s HDR LCD TVs can now start streaming in HDR from Amazon Prime Video, too.
Amazon HDR on LG and Sony
The companies confirmed the great news at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The software update from Amazon should be available now so if you own a HDR-enabled TV from either Sony or LG drop what you are doing and go watch some series.
Amazon says that Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot episode of upcoming Red Oaks are available in HDR for users in the USA, UK, Germany and Austria. Amazon will release more TV series and movies in 4K
For LG’s part, Amazon’s 4K HDR streams will be available to enjoy on the curved EG9600 OLED and the new flat EF9500 OLED. You will find the Amazon Prime Video app in webOS’s app store.
- "LG is committed to delivering the best viewing experience, and it doesn't get any better than HDR content on an OLED 4K display," said Tim Alessi, head of new product development, LG Electronics USA. - "Amazon has played an invaluable role in helping LG bring consumers the best way to enjoy streaming content and an incredible HDR experience."
For Sony’s part, Amazon’s HDR streaming should be available now if you own the X93C or X94 flagship TV. Later this year, Sony will push out an update for its X85C, S85C and X90C to enable HDR support, and it seems very likely that these TVs - all based on Android TV - will also support Amazon’s HDR streams.
- ”Sony has also begun partnerships with video streaming services such as Amazon Video in order to bring users more content in HDR to the home. With this update users can immediately begin experiencing vivid HDR content via Amazon Video,” wrote Sony.
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