Amazon Prime Video now offers some of its streaming catalogue in improved picture quality. That's because it now supports Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range, a technology that makes blacks look blacker, and whites whiter. This makes for a greater depth of image, and hence more immersive content.
It also allows for a wider colour gamut, making for an all-round improved viewing experience.
However, you will need a compatible TV in order to experience the benefits. Your set will have to be Dolby Vision-enabled to see the difference.
At present, only a handful of shows and films are supported. These include: 'Bosch', 'The Smurfs 2', 'After Earth', 'Men in Black 3', 'Hancock', 'Salt', 'Pineapple Express', 'Fury', 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', 'Chappie' and 'Elysium'. But Amazon said that more are on the way.
"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, 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."