We reported recently on Amazon’s Prime service now shipping EU to UK in a mere 2 days, and, in the wake of that, Amazon is launching its instant video service to Android.
There’s been a public outcry for a while now that Amazon hasn’t shared the love and brought a native app to Android, and it looks like they listened. Russell Morris, marketing director at Amazon Instant Video, spoke with PC Advisor in London, telling him that an app for Android devices is ‘imminent’, however he did not clarify wether it would be for smartphones or tablets or indeed both, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
With that news, Amazon has announced that sometime in the near distant future it will offer streaming in Ultra HD 4K and it’s planning to shoot all original footage due for late 2014 and 2015 in UHD, which is pretty exciting! Netflix has had this service for a couple of months now and it has been a smash hit for anyone with a 4K TV, so I’m hoping prices begin to drop on 4K TVs soon and data speeds rise, so we can get cinema quality in our own homes.
By Craig Fox | July 18th, 2014