Amazon Prime offers a number of benefits beyond just free two-day shipping on your purchases. You get free unlimited photo storage, unlimited music streaming, early access to some lightening deals, access to 500,000 free books and a few other little things. Prime also gives you access to a decent sized library of movies and TV that are easily streamable. Only recently has Amazon given access to the Prime Instant video service to Android users, after what seemed like ages. Today Amazon has made a new announcement in regards to the Prime Instant Video that now brings you 4K Ultra HD streams.
The available titles in 4K are somewhat limited at this moment, with many being Amazon Original Series shows like Alpha House, Transparent and Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street. Future shows like Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch, Hand of God,The After and Red Oaks will land in 4K later this year and throughout next. They also announced that the BBC thriller, Orphan Black is also in the mix. On the movie front Amazon lists a few movies from Sony Picture Entertainment which include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Funny Girl,Hitch and Philadelphia.
“We want to deliver the best entertainment experience, and offering Ultra HD movies and TV shows raises the bar on quality and innovation that customers have come to expect from Amazon,” said Michael Paull, Vice President, Amazon Digital Video. “We’re also excited that Ultra HD is the latest benefit of the Amazon Prime membership, giving members instant access to great movies and TV shows in a premium picture resolution at no additional cost.”
They also have one concert available in 4K Ultra HD as well, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!
If you don’t happen to be an Amazon Prime subscriber you can still access the high quality shows, movies and concerts, you will just have to buy them individually. However, none of these 4K Ultra HD streams will do you any good unless you happen to own a compatible 4K smart TV from manufacturers like LG, Sony and Samsung with more added next year.