You Now Have to Pay More to Get Dolby Vision and Atmos on Amazon Prime Video

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On January 29th, Amazon started showing ads in Prime Video to subscribers. Customers who want an ad-free experience must cough up an additional $2.99 in monthly subscription. While this change was communicated to subscribers, Amazon did not communicate that it would also be removing Dolby Vision and Atmos from the ad-supported plan.

A recent discovery by German tech website 4KFilme shows that their smart TVs now only show content in HDR10 with Dolby Digital 5.1 and not in the full range which previously included Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos 3D sound.

In a comment to The Verge, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed that subscribers must indeed pay the additional $2.99 monthly fee to enjoy Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos 3D sound. “Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos capabilities are only available on the ad-free option, on relevant titles,” the spokesperson said.

Subscribers are already unhappy with paying the additional $2.99 monthly fee and Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit filed on Friday in the California federal court. Customers who pay for Amazon Prime enjoy fast delivery among other perks, Prime Video was originally an added benefit before the company made it possible to subscribe to the streaming service alone for $8.99. With the extra $2.99, the standalone subscription fee is now just under $12 monthly.

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