Amazon has confirmed that this is not an error: your Amazon Prime Video subscription no longer includes Dolby Vision HDR or Dolby Atmos surround sound. This is in addition to the ads that Amazon injected into the service on January 29. Now, when you pay $2.99 per month to remove these ads, you can also get Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos back.
This is the word of 4K moviewho discovered that their smart TVs from Sony, LG and Samsung now displayed content in HDR10 with Dolby Digital 5.1, as opposed to the higher fidelity options they previously enjoyed.
Amazon spokesperson Katie Barker confirms The edge that this is a deliberate decision: “Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos features are only available on the ad-free option, on relevant titles. »
While price hikes are no longer unusual in the video streaming space, where Netflix now charges $22.99 per month for its 4K tier, it’s a bit more difficult to compare Amazon’s prices to Netflix’s.
Amazon Prime Video was originally only available as part of an overall Amazon Prime subscription. I have Amazon Prime because I mostly pay $15 a month or $139 a year to get free two-day, one-day, and same-day shipping. Now I would have to pay 18% more to get the full tank Rings of Power experience without advertising and in complete fidelity.
Prime Video is also available as a standalone subscription for $8.99 per month; if you subscribe this way and add $2.99 per month, that amounts to more of a 28% price hike.
If you prefer ads, Prime Video’s $8.99 per month price is a dollar less than Disney Plus’s $9.99 per month with ads, although Netflix currently offers its 1080p service with ads at $6.99 per month.
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