Amazon Video Can Now Stream in 4K UHD on Xbox One S

Amazon Video Can Now Stream in 4K UHD on Xbox One S

Microsoft announced that Xbox One S owners can now stream videos from Amazon Video in 4K UHD. The service joins Netflix, Hulu, and VUDU in offering 4K UHD content on Xbox One S.

“With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible,” Microsoft notes. “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.”

This is true, though I’d point out that the built-in apps in my Samsung Smart TV can also display Amazon, Netflix, and other content in 4K/UHD and HDR as well.

If you already have the Amazon app on your Xbox One S and an Amazon Prime subscription, you’re all set. If not, Amazon offers a free 30-day trial, so you can enable Amazon Video access along with your other Prime benefits and start binge-watching shows like The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, and more.

 

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  • tbsteph

    20 May, 2017 - 9:29 am

    <p>Nice update. I would point out that my Samsung Smart TV cannot display Ultra HD Blu-ray movies with High Dynamic Range without the Xbox S (Or an equivalent dedicated player.).</p>

  • Care

    Premium Member
    20 May, 2017 - 6:44 pm

    <p> Does Amazon charge more for 4K streaming?</p>

    • JudaZuk

      22 May, 2017 - 1:23 am

      <blockquote><a href="#118369"><em>In reply to Care:</em></a><em> – No, I can access 4K UHD on my regular Prime account </em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • JudaZuk

    22 May, 2017 - 1:35 am

    <p>If now only Google could fix their dated YouTube app on Xbox One so it to supported 4K UHD things would be great .. contacted them over and over about this, but as usual Google do not care at all. The Youtube app on my Samsung Smart-TV plays 4K UHD just fine, but on Xbox One S it is still the same old buggy app that can only handle 1080 </p>

  • Narg

    22 May, 2017 - 9:18 am

    <p>While I intend to purchase the next iteration of the Xbox family, I doubt I will ever again use a game console as a media device. I also plan to update my TV to 4K HDR, and the apps and power of today's TV's kind of make using an external media device less of a need. I doubt I'll have more than just the gaming console and a sound bar connected to this new TV. My current setup has a LOT of equipment plugged in, and I'm quite frankly tired of the mess and all of these devices.</p>

  • sharpsone

    22 May, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    <p>Sweet! Bosch in 4K.</p>

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