If you haven’t heard, Amazon original series Transparent won five Emmys over the weekend, including Jeffrey Tambor nabbing Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. To properly celebrate, the online retailer is discounting the cost of Amazon Prime One Year Membership for new members this Friday. From 12:00 AM ET to 11:59 PM PT, signing up for the annual subscription will set you back $67 instead of the usual $99. Of course, opting for Prime gets you access to Transparent (season 2 starts in December) and other movies and TV shows in addition to music streaming, free two-day shipping and more.
Amazon Prime members can add one more perk to the list of items that the annual subscription gets them. The online retailer announced today that Prime now includes six months of unlimited access to The Washington Post Digital Edition which usually costs $10/month. After the trial period is up, members are still privy to a reduced rate of $4/month. It should come as no surprise that the retailer and the newspaper are in cahoots as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the media outlet in 2013. What’s more, Bezos & Co. have been keen on offering access to The Washington Post in the past, bundling it with Kindle Fire tablets.
Amazon just announced another perk for Amazon Prime subscribers: 4K video streaming. That’s right, Ultra HD content is now available via monthly membership through the Instant Video app or on compatible smart TVs. For now, the selection is a bit limited, but you can expect to enjoy Amazon Originals, BBC’s Orphan Black and a smattering of titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment in all of their 4K glory. Better video quality doesn’t come with an extra fee either, as the content will be lumped in with the rest of those Prime perks. Amazon’s a little tardy with the rollout, but hey, we can’t complain too much as it’s here in time to break in that shiny new TV Santa will deliver in a few weeks.