Amazon said Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 is the first smartphone that will support its small but growing streaming library of High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.
Samsung introduced the Android-powered Galaxy Note7 today, announcing that the device, which features a 5.7-inch curved screen, will become available in the U.S. on August 19.
Amazon started to offer titles in HDR, a format the delivers brighter, more vivid images, in May 2015, and recently started to offer select originals and movies from Sony in the Dolby Vision HDR format.
Amazon said it’s on track to offer more than 150 hours of HDR fare by the end of 2016. In addition to the new Samsung smartphone, Prime members can stream titles in Dolby Vision and HDR 10 at no additional cost on compatible Samsung, Sony and LG smart TVs, while Dolby Vision HDR titles are offered from Amazon on compatible LG smart TVs.
The following Amazon original series and pilots are offered in HDR: Bosch (season 1 and 2); Good Girls Revolt (pilot); Highston (pilot); Mad Dogs; The Man in the High Castle; Mozart in the Jungle (season 1 and 2); One Mississippi (pilot); Patriot (pilot); Red Oaks; The Interestings (pilot); The Last Tycoon (pilot); Transparent (season 1 and 2); and Z: The Beginning of Everything (pilot).
Amazon also offers the following Sony movies in HDR: After Earth; Amazing Spiderman 2; Chappie; Elysium; Fury; Hancock; Men in Black 3; Pineapple Express; Salt; and Smurfs 2.
Netflixintroduced anHDRlibraryApril, announcing then that it would offer more than 100 hours of HDR programming by August, and more than 150 hours by the end of 2016.
Comcast, meanwhile, is testing its first HDR-capable device, the Xi5, with employees in anticipation of a wider, commercial launch.
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