Amazon Prime Video available globally on Xbox One X and Xbox One
James R | On 07, Nov 2017
Amazon Prime Video is now available globally on Xbox One X.
The new games console, which launches today, boasts 40 per cent more power than any other console, as Microsoft positions the latest addition to the Xbox family as the number one choice for users wanting the best possible 4K visuals.
Xbox One X offers 4K gaming and HDR, while default supersampling means 4K games will even look good on a 1080p screen.
“Xbox One X is built to take advantage of 4K,” says Microsoft in its official sales materials. “Watch 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on Xbox One X. Record clips in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Experience premiere sound that puts you in the center of spatial audio. High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut provide brilliant graphic details in light, shadow and reflections and 6 teraflops of processing power means games play better than ever before on Xbox One X.”
But while all that is well and good, consoles in the modern also need to meet home entertainment needs. The Nintendo Switch, which launched earlier this year, has already faced widespread calls for support of Netflix. The PS4 Pro, meanwhile, missed out support for 4K Blu-ray. Microsoft is clearly keen to make sure that its new baby doesn’t fall under similar criticism. And so the company has confirmed that the Amazon Prime Video app will be available for download globally through Microsoft Store.
Previously, the Amazon app was only available in certain countries, but now, it is available worldwide. Last December, Amazon Prime Video launched for customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. From Australia to Canada and even Bhutan to Uzbekistan, Amazon Prime Video users are enjoying original series such as The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle and Transparent. Now, Prime Video subscribers will be able to enjoy streaming of leading TV shows and movies on Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices – not just on the Xbox One X, but also on the Xbox One S and Xbox One (albeit not in 4K).