Amazon Prime Video is finally jumping in with other subscription streaming services that already support the Dolby Atmos audio format.
For Amazon, its first series showing off the improved sound quality will be “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which is debuting on Aug. 31.
For years, Amazon has been using Dolby Vision technology for its library of HDR content but now the service is adding Dolby’s audio technology as well.
Earlier this year, Dolby used CES in Las Vegas to rattle off the litany of streaming partners who have opted to use either or both Vision and Atmos. At the time the company said Amazon, iQIYI, iTunes, Netflix, Rakuten TV, Tencent Video, VUDU and others support Dolby Vision, while Netflix, Rakuten TV and VUDU support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
“Dolby advances the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences,” said Kevin Yeaman, president and CEO of Dolby Laboratories, in a statement. “We are excited to showcase the momentum of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at CES and to continue to deliver more Dolby experiences to consumers around the world.”
Dolby says that Atmos can do things like place audio around a room instead of restricting it to channels, as well as provide overhead audio with added detail and depth.
Amazon has also partnered with Samsung on the HDR10+ standard updated its entire Amazon Prime Video HDR catalog to HDR10+.
The open HDR10+ standard uses dynamic metadata and individualized tone mapping to allow HDR TVs to adjust brightness levels for better details, shadows and color rendering on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis.