Answered 4K on Amazon Prime Video - am I missing something obvious?

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  1. Durzel

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    Hi,

    I've got an Amazon Prime trial running at the moment. I can use Amazon Prime Video, stream TV shows and movies without issue.

    I recently bought a 4K TV and naturally expected Amazon Prime Video to start offering me 4K titles to watch. It does, but the only category I can see is one that says has things that are "Available to Rent or Buy". Basically the only 4K category that has appeared for me now has a list of titles that I have to pay extra to watch.

    I cannot find any 4K content that is included with my Prime subscription at all. I have searched for it, and I have to believe based on how prominent the "Rent & Buy 4K" stuff is that it wouldn't be this hard to find. Obviously since there is some 4K stuff available it's not a case of it not recognising that my TV isn't capable of it.

    So, what gives? Is it really obvious when you log into Amazon Prime Video on your TV or connected device (e.g. PS4) that there is 4K content "included with your Prime"? i.e. stuff you don't have to pay extra for?

    Thanks in advance,

    Darren
     
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    Post #5 by invisiblekid, Sep 2, 2017 (2 points)
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    Have a look for The Grand Tour or Man In The High Castle, both of those should be available in 4K.

    I know a lot of the films I searched for were only rent or buy, should be a few other tv shows though.
     
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    Ok. Will take a look.

    I was under the impression that there was quite a lot of 4K content available (non Rent/Buy stuff) though? Netflix has loads of different things and it's not this difficult to find it. I can't help but feel that my Prime subscription is restricted in some way due to being a trial.

    Is there a "4K stuff included with Prime" category visible for you?
     
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    I watch through the app on my tv. On the main menu, there's a separate 4K section.

    So for example, if I searched for GT, it'd give me GT, but not 4K. It certainly doesn't default to 4K, you have to go looking for it specifically.

    To be honest, I don't watch an awful lot of Amazon, prefer Netflix, especially as if you watch something and it's available in 4k, it'll just play it in 4K and not make you go looking for the 4K version.
     
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    There's loads

    Look for this on your Amazon TV app


    Or failing that search for these titles and they should show up as UHD. There are more programs too. However films rarely appear FOC. Some do for a limited time.

    The tick

    The last tycoon

    American gods

    Le Mans

    Patriot

    The man in the last castle

    Sneaky Pete

    Bosch

    Hand of God

    The grand tour

    Goliath

    IMG_3047.JPG
     
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    am I missing something obvious?
    Yes

    Very top of the forum sticky tip how on getting find 4K programs.
    Amazon Prime HDR Tip
     
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    If you're talking about films instead of Amazon's own TV output, last time I looked (which admittedly was some time ago now when I first got a 4k TV after Christmas) there was a handful of travelogue type shorts at the end of the 4k list that were available to Prime users for free (swimming with Dolphins, that sort of thing). Enough to sit and marvel at for about ten twenty minutes anyway. After that it's all ppv.
     
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    Yeah, that was pretty much my experience when I got my tv around a year ago.

    Silly prices too for downloads, so I didn't bother.
     
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    Are you using the Amazon app on your TV itself ? I get 4k content on my tv that way but not when I use an attached firestick. American Gods is 4k
     
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    Apologies for late reply.

    For some reason this has now started working, with no changes made. I now get the above selection of TV programmes (no movies though? Only movies available are Buy/Rent ones)
     
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    I have amazon prime for the free next day delivery.
    I find the majority of 4K content included in the subscription to be low quality in terms of 4K image and the range of shows available.
    I do like man in the high castle. Sadly the 4K streams are very poor quality.
    Tin star may be good.
    Obviously the 4K content is highly compressed and not true 4K.
    Last time I checked, Amazon were charging silly money for 4K movies. The last detail was £22 and it's not exactly a 4K movie. It's from the early 70s.
    Amazon are now charging for content (sd)that was free a couple of years ago.
    I'll check out tin star and that's about it for me with Amazon prime.
    I must say that Netflix 4K line up looks equally substandard. I've got the chance of of another free month but the quality of content is so low that it's not even worth watching for free.
    Given the paucity of quality regarding 4K There's absolutely no evidence that 4K is actually catching on.
    Tv sales are only rising because all new tv that come out are 4K. There's no choice.
    4K bluray is stagnant with overpriced substandard (b movies) on the whole.
    Amazon prime is excellent for free delivery and that's about it.
     
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    @Durzel did you ever get the issue resolved with finding the movies on Prime? I'm having the same issue, found TV shows but no movies just the option to rent or buy
     
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    Last time I looked, which was a while ago to be fair, there were only 4K movies to rent or buy, nothing included in Prime.
     
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    Yea, think that was the case, but found this video and many others suggesting you can.
    Just a little confused, 3:30
    Found the 4K UHD Amazon Prime content on my...
     
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    I would never get Prime for the TV movie content alone. The service is definitely worth it for delivery and when place a lot of orders. I see getting Amazon Prime tv as a nice bonus opposed to a primary reason.

    But yes as per the answer I get that banner and section as well on my LG OLED tv app from Amazon.
     
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    To get the best picture you need hi speed broadband , Amazon and Netflix are both excellent on my tv
     
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    A very negative outlook.

    On my B7 I've seen plenty of genuinely excellent looking 4K content from Netflix and Amazon. Better than most UHD discs, as it's real 4K, not upscaled.

    Maybe your connection is struggling.
     

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