Amazon Instant Video Begins 4K Streaming


SEATTLE: Amazon Instant Video is offering movies and TV shows in Ultra HD picture quality, a resolution with four times the number of pixels as standard full HD.

Ultra HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra HD smart TVs. This includes for Amazon original series, among them Alpha House, Transparent and Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street. Also offered with 4K streaming are Orphan Black and Amazon Studios' Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch, Hand of God, The After and Red Oaks.

In addition to the selection of TV series now available in Ultra HD, select movie titles on Prime Instant Video from Sony Pictures Entertainment—Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Funny Girl, Hitch and Philadelphia—are available for Prime members to watch and enjoy in the high-quality 4K picture resolution. On top of the Ultra HD movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime Instant Video, all Amazon customers can enjoy the previously announced special musical performance Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! in Ultra HD.

“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, the VP of 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.”