If you've recently bought a 4K Ultra HD TV or are considering buying one, you're probably on the hunt for the best 4K content you can enjoy (and show each other). in all its sweet, breathtaking glory. Fortunately, this is easier than ever.
Although not as widespread as HD content, the 4K Ultra HD content pipeline has changed from a trickle to a steady flow over the next few years. It is more like a rushing river his. You'll find that some content is only available on certain devices. However, this is a much smaller problem than before. There is also the factor HDR (High Dynamic Range), which offers greater color depth and epic contrast, but is not supported by any source. Even so, most sources have grown significantly since launch, making it a great time to consider all-in for all-in with 4K Ultra HD.
To save you the hassle, we have combined all current and future big 4K Ultra HD sources in one place with details on prices, popular titles and when to expect more.
Cost: $ 14 per month for premium plan, which includes Ultra HD content.
Requirements: Recommended Internet speed of 25 Mbps or higher; several 4K Ultra HD TVs from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Vizio, Philips, TCL and Hisense; or a compatible 4K Ultra HD TV connected, inter alia, to the latest 4K Roku models, Amazon Fire TV or Chromecast Ultra.
Netflix, a perennial innovator, was one of the first to stream 4K Ultra HD content, which flew with the second season of its original series House of Cards . Since then, the content has grown steadily – all major original series of the service are now shot in 4K and some in HDR, including the latest hits and old favorites like the shrinking list of Marvel series. Netflix is constantly adding new 4K movies and stunning nature documents to its library.
Costs: Including $ 120 per year or $ 13 per month Main Membership; Choose titles for rentals from $ 8, and the titles to buy range from $ 20 to $ 30.
Requirements: Recommended Internet speed of at least 25 Mbps; Choose from Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio and Panasonic 4K Ultra HD TVs, as well as compatible 4K Ultra HD televisions powered by 4K Roku models, Nvidia Shield TV Streamer, Apple TV 4K and (of course) Amazon Fire TV. Streaming are connected devices.
Amazon's "free" service, which comes with a Prime subscription, was launched with 4K Ultra HD versions of some of its original series such as Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent and since then has been extended to most of its original series as well as a large number of other television series and films. Amazon also transmits many of its original series in HDR, including Jack Ryan in Dolby Vision.
The service also offers a rotating selection of 4K Ultra HD movies as part of its Prime collection, which means the exact number of titles available varies from month to month. As for the not-so-free selection, Amazon sells a range of 4K Ultra HD titles starting at around $ 20.
Costs: From $ 20 for rentals, $ 20
Requirements: Apple TV 4K ($ 180 ) is connected to a 4K UHD television.
Following the release of Apple TV 4K, iTunes has added a selection of 4K and HDR content to its store. These titles can be bought or rented. Searching for content in the iTunes Store is easy. The icons identify the content as 4K, HDR and / or Dolby Vision (Dolby's proprietary HDR format). An advantage of iTunes is that the 4K versions of the titles are just as expensive as the HD versions and thus much cheaper than most other services.
Cost: $ 10 for rental, $ 20 to $ 30
Requirements: Recommended Internet Speed of 10 to 11 Mbps or higher; Vizio, Roku or LG 4K TVs, 4K Roku or Nvidia Shield TVs with compatible 4K Ultra HD TVs select 4K TVs.
The movie rental / download service Vudu has quietly incorporated into the 4K Ultra HD conversation. The service has slowly expanded and expanded the number of supported devices. Updated with many of the latest UHD movie releases, the Vudu library is now one of the better services to find UHD movies to demonstrate the capabilities of your 4K TV. It's also part of Disney's Movies Anywhere program, which lets you save your digital safe from multiple services.
Costs: Free; 12 € per month for a YouTube Premium subscription; 2 to 15 USD for movie rental / purchase.
Requirements: Recommended Internet speed of 25 Mbps or higher; Ultra HD TV with Android TV operating system and selected TVs from Samsung and LG; or 4K Roku models, Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield TV, or Chromecast Ultra connected to a 4K TV. Keep in mind that the number of TVs supporting YouTube's 4K brand is still in flux – just because there is a YouTube app does not mean that it will be available in 4K. Inquire therefore with the dealer before the purchase.
Thank you YouTube has become one of the best sources of 4K Ultra HD content. You will not find a large catalog of movies or series, but those looking for brilliant scenes to show off their crazy 4K Ultra HD capabilities on your TV will find them here – everything from nature videos to high-flying stunts. Best of all, most of it is free – like the popular HDR channel.
Cost: $ 1 to $ 10 per rental.
Requirements: Recommended minimum download speed of 10 Mbps or higher; App available on selected Samsung, Hisense, Vizio and Sony Bravia Ultra HD TVs, 4K-enabled Roku models, Amazon Fire TV or Nvidia Shield TV streaming box.
Self-proclaimed host of the largest 4K Ultra HD library Ultraflix has streaming content and offers hundreds of hours of 4K nature documentaries (including several titles originally created for IMAX), dozens of concerts, music performance videos, and hundreds of hours of science -Fiction, action, comedy and drama for rent in 48-hour blocks.
Cost: Starting at $ 2 for TV episode rentals, $ 8 per movie for a 24-hour rental and $ 15 to $ 35 for purchases , 19659005] Requirements: Sony Ultra HD TV; or 4K Ultra HD TVs with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection and a PlayStation 4 Pro for 4K Ultra HD playback (although other Sony devices are supported, they do not have 4K playback); or a Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD media player ($ 500 to $ 700).
Sony's Video on Demand (VOD) service allows you to purchase and rent more than 200 movies and TV shows. Movies typically require about 40GB of storage space, and although rental saves a lot of space, many titles are only for sale. Honestly, streaming 4K from other services is a much more comfortable option. On the other hand, the download leads to a slightly higher video quality.
Costs: The rentals start at $ 5 (varies by title) and the purchase of movies costs $ 20- $ 25.
Requirements: Recommended download speed of at least 10 Mbps; select Ultra HD TVs, PCs, or 4K Roku models connected to a 4K Ultra HD TV.
This service was originally known as M-Go before Fandango bought and renamed it. The service offers 4K UHD movies for purchase or rental as well as a healthy selection of movies also offered with HDR. Unlike some other services, FandangoNow has a list on its website that makes it easy to determine which movies are available with HDR and which are only available in standard 4K.
Cost: US $ 5, US $ 20 to US $ 30 for purchase.
Requirements: 20 Mbps internet connection; Chromecast Ultra, Nvidia Shield, or 4K-enabled Roku model connected to a 4K TV, among other Google devices.
Google has its own 4K streaming device, the Chromecast Ultra. While the device supports some of the aforementioned services by default, the Google Play Store offers a selection of 4K movies that can be rented or purchased. However, this service is not only assigned to the Chromecast Ultra. Any 4K-enabled device that supports Google Play, such as the Roku Ultra or Nvidia Shield, can access these movies through the Google Play app.
Cost: $ 45 to $ 50 per month.
Requirements: 30 Mbps internet speed recommended; Chromecast or FireTV (support for Roku and Apple TV coming soon).
In July 2018, FuboTV was the first live TV streaming service to offer 4K programs with HDR. Initially, the only games that took advantage of this increased visual fidelity were the 2018 World Cup games, but now the service also features some NCAA football games in 4K. While 4K content is still quite limited, this means that the service is set up to show Fox and FS1 with HDR10 in 4K. So if you do not see anything else, expect more live sports using these technologies. The service has also announced that starting in autumn, some entertainment programs (not just sports) will be offered in 4K with HDR.