Amazon Prime Video Quietly Removes Dolby, Unless You Spring For Ad-Free Viewing

The change occurred earlier this year when Amazon Prime Video began charging subscriber's extra to avoid commercials.

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If you're an Amazon Prime Video subscriber but haven't sprung for the streaming giant's new ad-free version, you may have noticed that something seems different. 

In fact, something is — Amazon has removed  Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos surround sound from your streaming experience. These features are now offered only to those who subscribe to the add-free Prime Video version.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. 

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