4K Definition is one of the highest-quality resolutions for film and television. Services such as Netflix and Disney+ make their content available with this resolution, giving viewers the closest thing to a theatrical experience they can have in their home.
If you’re an Amazon Prime Video member, you may wonder if the content on Prime is also available in 4K. If you’d like to find out, continue reading through this article for more information.
Is Amazon Prime Video 4K?
Amazon Prime Video streams and produces original content available in 4K resolution. Prime members must have a device and internet connection that supports 4K content in order to stream, download or rent 4K videos from Amazon Prime in addition to being a Prime member.
If you’d like to learn more about how to watch Prime in 4K, which internet connection is needed to stream 4K video, and what devices support this resolution, continue reading through this article for more helpful information.
How Do I Watch Amazon Prime in 4K?
Amazon has many options for definition quality to choose from when streaming its videos. In order to choose 4K, you must do the following:
- Search for the film or tv show you’d like to watch using the search bar at the top of the page.
- On the left side of the screen, there is a filter pane you can select.
- Choose the “4K Ultra High Definition (4K UHD)” option.
- Once selected, the search results will only show films/tv shows that are available in 4K definition.
Which Amazon Prime Movies and Shows are 4K?
Amazon Prime makes many of its films and tv shows available in 4K, including their Amazon Original shows. Below is the list of films and series currently available to stream in 4K:
- A Quiet Place
- Beautiful Boy
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Carnival Row
- Charlie’s Angels
- Downton Abbey
- Good Omens
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Knives Out
- Life of Pie
- Mission: Impossible- Fallout
- Modern Love
- My Spy
- Pineapple Express
- Rambo: Last Blood
- Shrek: Forever After
- The Avengers
- The Boys
- The Grand Tour
- The Last Narc
- The Man in the High Castle
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- The Tourist
- Tin Star
- John Clancy’s Jack Ryan
- Top Gun
It should be noted that Amazon frequently updates its content so that this list may be increased or reduced over time.
Does Amazon Prime Have 4K HDR?
Amazon Prime has the option for 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) next to the selected titles that qualify for this resolution.
It should be noted that not every compatible device will list 4K HDR under the same name. For example, the Fire TV Cube lists 4K HDR simply as UHD.
What Internet Download Speeds Do I Need for Amazon Prime 4K?
A good internet connection is essential for streaming 4K content and is the most important aspect next to a compatible device. Prime Video itself requires an internet connection with at least 15 megabits per second.
However, getting an internet connection that streams at least 25 megabits per second is recommended. Otherwise, viewers could face issues with screen buffering or even a blurry image.
If viewers have multiple devices in their house, an internet service that streams 200 megabits per second is ideal in order for everyone in the household to stream content at 4K.
Do I Have to Pay Extra for Amazon Prime 4K?
Unlike streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime makes its 4K content available for free for all Prime members.
However, Prime Members who wish to stream their content in 4K may face additional expenses in purchasing devices that support 4K streaming and purchasing internet packages that can stream at least 25 megabits per second.
Which Devices Support Amazon Prime 4K?
In order to stream or download 4K content from Amazon Prime, members will need devices that are compatible with such high-resolution streaming. Listed below are the devices that are most compatible with streaming in 4k:
- 4K TV’s
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple TV 4K
- Select Blu-Ray players
- Google Chromecast
- NVIDIA Shield
- Roku Premiere
- Roku Smart Soundbar
- Roku Streaming Stick Plus
- Roku Ultra
- Xbox One S
- Xbox One X
TV brands such as LG, Hisense, JVC, Panasonic, Phillips, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony currently make 4K TVs that are compatible with Amazon Prime 4K.
At this time, iOS mobile phones and iPads do not support Amazon Prime 4K resolution for streaming or downloading. Therefore, the option for 4K on the Amazon Prime Video app will not be found on those devices.
Playstation consoles also currently don’t support 4K resolution for streaming or downloading.
Can I Watch Amazon Prime 4K on a Laptop/PC?
Unfortunately, most PCs and laptops do not support Amazon Prime 4K for streaming or downloading. Windows, Mac, Linux, Notebook, and Chromebook are among the computers that can’t support this format.
However, computer monitors support 4K video, which can be found at most electronics stores. Dell and Asus are among the brands that currently produce 4K monitors.
If Prime members want to use their PC monitor to watch 4K videos, they can do so by connecting the monitor to an HDMI or DisplayPort cable. The monitor must be able to support 4K, which will be indicated on the product box or label.
Amazon Prime creates and streams movies and tv shows available with 4K resolution. This streaming and downloading option is free for all Prime members as long as they own a device that can support the resolution.
In order to stream Prime in 4K, viewers must have an internet connection that streams at least 25 megabits per second. For multiple devices, they’ll need a service that streams at least 200 megabits per second in order to avoid buffering and blurred screens.