‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Kicks Off Amazon Instant Video HDR Streaming

There's been a lot of attention paid to Ultra HD (4K) content, and deservedly so, but bumping up the display resolution isn't the only way to enjoy to better visuals. Just ask Amazon, which today announced that Prime members living in the U.S. can watch the first season of its original series Mozart in the Jungle in high dynamic range (HDR).

Mozart in the Jungle is the first series to be made available in HDR, and according to Amazon, you can expect greater contrast to the screen with bright colors, enhanced shadow details, and distinct highlights for a superior viewing experience. Just as HDR can make still pictures pop, Amazon says HDR video results in more vivid and lifelike images on your big screen.

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"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."

In addition to the full first season of Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Prime members can also view the pilot episode of Red Oaks in HDR. More series and movies will be added at a later date, though Amazon didn't which ones or provide a specific time frame.

Winning the race to HDR gives Amazon bragging rights over competing services like Netflix, at least for now. That said, you'll need a compatible Samsung SUHD television to enjoy the content in HDR, the least expensive of which runs nearly $3,500 on Amazon.