Broadcast TV doesn’t yet support 4K, let alone HDR. However, there are now some set-top boxes from cable companies, including Altice (Optimum) and Comcast (Xfinity), that support 4K via apps and streaming. Both DirecTV and Dish satellite services offer 4K content, including some with HDR.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what TV channels are in 4k?
DIRECTV’s 4K Channels:
- Channel 104: 24/7 mix of 4K content.
- Channel 105: Pay Per View 4K movies.
- Channel 106: Live events in 4K.
Subsequently, question is, what can I watch in 4k? Google Play Movies and TV Requirements: 20Mbps internet connection; 4K-capable Android TVs from Samsung, Sony, or LG; Chromecast Ultra, Nvidia Shield TV, or 4K-capable Roku streamer connected to a 4K TV, among other Google devices.
Keeping this in consideration, where can I find 4k content?
- Netflix. Number of titles: ~600.
- Amazon Prime Video. Number of titles: ~80.
- Hulu and HBO currently don’t offer any titles in 4K. Unfortunately, neither Hulu nor HBO currently support 4K.
- fubo. Channels: Big Ten Network, FS1, NBCSN.
- DIRECTV. Channels: 104, 105, 106.
- DISH Network.
- Amazon Instant Video.
Is it worth buying a 4k TV?
Conclusion. If you’re shopping for a TV today, a 4k TV is worth buying over a 1080p TV, provided you sit close enough to see the extra detail and are watching native UHD content. If you’re only watching 1080p or even smaller resolution content, it won’t give you a boost in quality.