Samsung has confirmed that its high-end QLED and UHD TVs will be able to play HDR10+ content on Amazon Prime Video. The content will be available from tomorrow and Prime Video users will be able to enjoy the new HDR standard-optimised videos like The Grand Tour, The Tick and many more. Samsung and Amazon expect to support at least 100 different TV shows and movies and will add more in the coming months.
Back in April, Samsung announced a collaboration with Amazon to create a new open HDR standard called HDR10+. The new standard helps to “elevate” the existing HDR10 standard with the addition of Dynamic Tone Mapping that integrates dynamic metadata instead of HDR’s way of static metadata that allows the TV to adjust the brightness and contrast on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis.
Samsung has also teamed up with 20th Century Fox, Panasonic to form a licensing entity to license the technology to other players in 2018. The companies will reveal more details on the licensing at CES 2018.