Ultra HD streaming for TV shows and movies is now available to Amazon Prime members through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra HD smart TVs.
“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,” comments 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.”
Amazon has also announced that its Prime Instant Video is the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming the hit BBC thriller Orphan Black, now available in Ultra HD too.
Ultra HD is the next step in high-definition resolution, utilizing displays with an aspect ratio of at least 16:9 and showcasing video at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels or 8.3 million pixels.