Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content

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Amazon announced that it has added 4K Ultra HD video to Amazon Instant Video. And guess what. It's not only for Prime members! I'll bet you didn't see that coming. Of course Prime members do still get the perk of not having to pay extra for the quality.

Amazon's Ultra HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra HD smart TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony.

Among the included television titles are the second season of Alpha House, Transparent, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Orphan Black, and the upcoming Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch , Hand of God, The After and Red Oaks. The seven new pilots from Amazon Studios—Cocked, Down Dog, Mad Dogs, Man in the High Castle, Point of Honor, Salem Rogers and The New Yorker Presents—will also be offered in Ultra HD. Movie titles include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Funny Girl, Hitch and Philadelphia. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! is also available.

“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 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.”

Movies available for purchase in 4K include After Earth, American Hustle, Captain Phillips , Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Elysium, Godzilla, Hancock, Moneyball, The Mask of Zorro, The Monuments Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Da Vinci Code, The Patriot, Think Like a Man Too, This Is the End, etc.

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