Amazon Video is one of the best deals in entertainment, as it comes included with a Prime account. As many consumers sign up for the retailer’s Prime membership scheme to get free two-day shipping, the streaming video service is often viewed as an added bonus…
Amazon Video is one of the best deals in entertainment, as it comes included with a Prime account. As many consumers sign up for the retailer’s Prime membership scheme to get free two-day shipping, the streaming video service is often viewed as an added bonus. True, its selection isn’t the best, but it is passable. Not to mention, Amazon’s original programming is rather solid.
Another great deal is Microsoft’s Xbox One S. Not only does it play games, but it includes a 4K Ultra-high-definition Blu-ray disc player. In fact, the console is often less expensive than many such standalone disc players, making it in an insane value. The Xbox One S doesn’t just handle 4K from discs, however — it can output the resolution from video apps too. Now, the Amazon Video Xbox app gets updated with 4K support, meaning an excellent service on wonderful hardware just got even better.
“Starting today, Amazon Video fans can now watch their favorite shows and movies in stunning 4K UHD on their Xbox One S with the latest Amazon Video app update. Already have the Amazon Video app? Simply launch the app to get the update. Don’ t have Amazon Video? Head to the Xbox App Store, download the app and sign up for your 30-Day free trial now. Then sit back and watch Amazon originals such as Bosch, Sneaky Pete, The Grand Tour, and Man in the High Castle and more all in stunning 4K, ” says Megan Hodel, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft.
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Hodel further says, “With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible. Xbox One S is the only console that lets you stream 4K video content and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies with High Dynamic Range. Along with Amazon Video, you can also watch Netflix, Hulu, and VUDU Movies and TV in 4K. Watch Stranger Things, Narcos, and Marvel’s Iron Fist plus dozens more titles from Netflix. Get blockbuster movies from VUDU. Or get the Hulu app and watch 4K titles ranging from original series like Shut Eye and The Path to over 20 classic James Bond films.”
To take advantage of 4K content, the source material must be in UHD. In other words, films and TV shows on Amazon Video in a lesser resolution will not be magically transformed into 4K resolution. Not to mention, you need a 4K television too. With that said, more and more content is being provided in UHD, so if you own Microsoft’s Xbox One S and a 4K TV, you should be in for quite the treat.