Orphan Black Stories May 5, 2015

You’ll soon be able to stream Transparent, Orphan Black, and any other Amazon Prime Instant Video title during select JetBlue flights at no additional cost. Relying on JetBlue’s Fly-Fi connection as its backbone, the two companies seem confident that they are ready to keep up with the bandwidth demands of streaming video:

Fly-Fi uses satellite technology to give customers internet speeds that feel like what they have at home or work. Amazon and JetBlue worked together to ensure that the inflight entertainment system met the premium experience expected by customers when streaming movies and TV episodes from Amazon. Access to Amazon’s entertainment library will be built into the JetBlue Fly-Fi Hub, giving customers instant access to watch titles from Amazon on their laptops, Fire devices, iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets—no pre-flight download needed.

Any in-flight passengers who are not Prime members will have the option to purchase or rent videos from the Amazon Instant Video store.

This latest announcement is just another feather in Amazon’s cap. At this point Prime is a must-have for anyone who regularly shops online — it offers free 2-day shipping, exclusive pricing and priority access to select Lightning deals. Not to mention unlimited cloud storage for photos, music/video streaming, and more. Not a member? Start your free 30-day trial now.

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Orphan Black Stories April 15, 2015

(Update 4/17): Now live! Ends tonight at 3:01am EST.

Amazon has exclusive streaming rights to BBC’s Orphan Black TV show. It’s available to Prime members for free, otherwise it’ll cost you about $15 per season to buy it in HD. But for 24 hours only, Amazon is serving up season one of this hit TV show to everyone for free. The promo will start at 12:01 PT this Friday April 17th and end 24 hours later as Saturday creeps in.

Orphan Black is rated 8.5 out of 10 stars at IMDB. Its premiss is as follows:

…Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, Beth, who looks just like her. While trying to find out more about a woman who looks just like her, Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.

Season two of Orphan Black is currently available on Amazon, while season three is scheduled to premier on Saturday April 18.

If you end up getting into Orphan Black during this free streaming session and aren’t a Prime member, then you should just sign-up for a free trial to gain access to season two. Already used your free trial? Just sign-up for a regular Prime membership. It’s $99 per year but in my opinion is absolutely worth it — you’ll get free 2-day shipping, unlimited cloud storage for all of your photos, free streaming of movies/TV shows and more.

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Orphan Black Stories December 9, 2014

Amazon has made good on its promise to offer 4K content to Prime members at no additional cost. Available titles are limited at this time, but new movies and TV shows will be continually added to the service. Some of the best options available right now include Alpha House and Orphan Black. You can also buy 4K movies from Amazon Instant Video like American Hustle, Captain Phillips, and This Is the End.

Ultra High Definition TVs have been tumbling in cost throughout the past year. From top brands like VIZIO and LG to budget brands like Seiki, UHDTV prices are dropping across the board. And now with Netflix, Amazon, and of course, YouTube, offering 4K streaming, the perception of 4K content being nonexistent is becoming more specious.

Not a Prime member? Sign up for a free 30-day trial today.

Of note, your smart UHDTV must have High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to properly compress high quality streaming content. Here are the best TV sets (with HEVC) from trusted manufacturers to jump into 4K streaming without going broke: expand full story

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