So, you are interested in getting a 4K Ultra HD television or you already have one and you need to know where to find the best quality content for your television. You’ve come to the right place. This is our “Where to Find 4K Content for Your 4K Ultra HD TV” article.
Where to Find 4K Content for Your 4K Ultra HD TV
First off, for those who are interested in 4K but aren’t exactly sure what it is you should know 4K Ultra HD refers to the resolution of your television – more specifically a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. As Trusted Reviews explains, “That’s four times the 1,920 x 1,080 pixels found in your full HD TV.” What most don’t realize is that there is a difference between 4K and Ultra HD. Today, these terms have become synonymous. 4K is actually referring to a resolution of 4,096 x 2160 pixels. This was the first type used in digital cinemas. Ultra HD refers to a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels that is found in 16:9 ratio TVs (the type we have at home). However, 4K Ultra HD has come to be known as one type and that’s 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.
Now that that’s out the way, let’s get to where to find 4K content for your Ultra HD TV. It is important to note you’ll want to watch content that is of 4K-based source so the quality is top notch.
If you are a Netflix fan – and I mean like who isn’t – a premium membership at $12.99 gives you access to every original Netflix series and film in 4K.
Amazon Instant Video
Amazon has delivery by drones now so of course they are able to accommodate some 4K viewing selections. The company rolled out Instant Video in December 2014, to be fair. 4K content is available at no additional charge with an Amazon Prime membership. However, for an additional $20-$30 members can gain access to even more 4K Ultra HD content, like popular new releases. For this service you’ll need either Ultra HD Smart TVs, Fire TV, and a Roku 4 streaming media player. Devices will also need to support HDCP 2.2 content
YouTube is also up on the 4K content. This platform has actually been serving 4K clips since 2010. For the amazing price of Free-99 you’ll be able to find more contributor driven clips and documentary style content rather than popular films or series. To stream content of this nature you’ll need a pretty fast broadband Internet connection, but it’s all worth it for a price tag of zero.
If you’re looking for the largest provider of 4K content, look no further than UltraFix who has self-proclaimed to carry the widest selection – complete with documentaries (40 of which were designed for IMAX), concerts, short films, sports, and more. UltraFix is available on select 4K TVs with rentals ranging between $1 to $10.
If you want to stream AND download 4K content look to FandangoNOW which is the only provider to do so. FandangoNOW is said to have the largest selection of Ultra HD titles currently available on a premium digital video on-demand service. Be advised, you’ll need to be equipped with a minimum 10 Mbps download speeds. You can access selections via select Samsung 4K Ultra HD TVs and SUHD TVs, or 4K-capable Roku models.