Ultimate 4k Movies and UHD Content Guide. Watch 4K Netflix, Amazon & More

Latest Update: January 10, 2019

Maybe you’re now the owner of a brand new 4K ultra HD TV or maybe you’re thinking of buying one any day now but want to know what’s actually available to watch in native 4K resolution and at what price, if any. Whichever is the case, we’ve got you covered with the selection below of what’s here now and what’s just around the corner.

For now, the total amount of stuff is a bit limited, true, but trust us when we say it’s growing and if you get your hands on a particularly future-proof, well connected ultra HD TV set, you won’t be disappointed as the year goes one. Even what we’re about to list can offer you plenty of hours of top quality 4K entertainment.

First, a word on what to expect

4K TVs are hurtling towards HDTV-level prices at incredible speed and content production in ultra HD is accelerating as well. New UHD content started off more slowly than the television technology that supports it but now the creation of new shows, movies and other programming in 4K resolution is moving along much faster, particularly in 2016. The latest and best sources of content are still coming from streaming media sources on the internet but a growing body of broadcast 4K content and now 4K ultra HD Blu-ray disc movies are making their appearance every month.

Thus, for the most part, what you’re going to get the most bang for your buck from will still either be streaming online content from sources like Netflix and others we mention below or from media set-top box content sources that are either specific to certain TV models or generically compatible with nearly any 4K TV. However, 4K entertainment from the Blu-ray ultra HD format is definitely expanding nicely and genuine broadcast 4K movies and shows are already appearing in some markets and might be available in your area.

Furthermore, if you can’t find a large variety of decent 4K movies and other programming to satisfy your needs, your new 4K TV will at least offer you an internal HD upscaling engine for turning HD content into something more impressive. While you shouldn’t expect dramatic results from this upscaling process for a lot of 480p content, the viewing experience for 720p HD and Full HD shows and movies will definitely be improved, often spectacularly. Furthermore, the addtional display technologies like high dynamic range, enahanced color and superior contrast found in the latest 4K TVs don’t exist in HD models. This means that superior picture quality for non-4K content is practically a given in a 4K UHD TV . In simple terms, even with a smaller (but growing) selection of native ultra HD offerings available today, 4K televisions are the best available choice on sale for really getting the best from any sort of home video entertainment.

High Dynamic Range 4K content

4K content today is on offer in both standard dynamic range (SDR) and to a lesser but constantly growing extent in high dynamic range (HDR). If you want to have a much better idea of what HDR for content and TVs means, check out our comprehensive HDR guide here, but the complicated nuts & bolts details aside, HDR in 4K content means that the video has been mastered to display much broader ranges of color, contrast and both peak brightness levels and black levels than normal SDR 4K or non-4K video. The result is a much more realistic and vibrant picture quality which leaves ordinary SDR TV from the old days of 4K content and before that in the dust in its quality. HDR in 4K content and display devices like TVs is also absolutely a key part of the future of home entertainment as of now, so if you want the best possible UHD home entertainment experience, having an HDR 4K TV and keeping your eyes open for 4K HDR content offerings is vital.

All of the 4K content services below offer at least some of their ultra HD programming nd movies in HDR but the effects of this HDR mastering will only be visible if you also have a 4K TV with the technology to display it built into its hardware.

Check out our TV guides along the right side of the 4K.com homepage and main “TV” page for guidance on which TVs offer HDR display and at what prices. The TV guides on the home page are broken down by both brand type and size ranges and they all contain the latest information on the newest 4K TVs available today and which models come with HDR display.

Top 4k Blu-Ray Upscaling Players

4k Blu-Ray Upscale
Ratings and Reviews

1. Samsung UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2016 Model)
Samsung’s UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player offers what is arguably one of the most versatile sources of 4K home entertainment video in its best possible quality to-date. With an internal content upscaling engine, access to a wide range of streaming media apps and full support for high dynamic range and a whole assortment of other disc media formats, the UBD-K8500 is not only mind-blowingly impressive at delivering 4K UHD HDR movies from Blu-ray but also a great high tech all-in-one player of nearly any hard media content format you can throw at it. When used to play 4K HDR Blu-rays on a 4K HDR TV, the content you’ll get with the UBD-K8500 is like nothing you’ve ever seen before in its sharpness and realism.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $189.88

3.9 - 344 Reviews

2. Sony BDP-S6500 3D 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi (2015 Model)
Sony's BDP-S6500 can upscale Blu-ray and DVD video to 4K and almost 4K quality respectively. It supports high resolution surround sound systems to complete your viewing experience. With this system Sony offers you access to their extensive library or over 300 online apps you can connect to easily via WiFi. Another great feature is the ability to connect this device to the Sony PlayStation Now network so you can stream PS3 games without needing an extra console. These can be bought individually or through a monthly subscription.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $87.50

3.9 - 866 Reviews

With these things in mind, let’s get down to all the 4K content you can grab today, starting with the streaming providers:

Streaming Content for the TVs that Accept it

If you want to have access to the streaming sources outlined below, you’re going to need a few things:

First, your 4K TV should be a name brand model from 2014 onwards. Of the 2013 TVs released, only a few like the Samsung F9000 or S9 can be made compatible with modern 4K viewing standards thanks to Samsung’s OneConnect Evolution kit ($397.99 on Amazon), which modernizes their connectivity.

Furthermore, your 4K TV will need to have compatibility with HEVC (H.265) video compression encoding, should be HDCP 2.2 compliant and ideally should also be compatible with Google’s VP9 video compression (a competitor of HEVC). Don’t worry too much though, almost all late 2014, 2015 and 2016 4K TVs from any major brand come with all of these specs built right into them and ready to go.

Finally, and this is crucial for most streaming sources of ultra HD content, you will need an internet connection with a robust speed of at least 20 to 25 Mbps. The 4K streams from Amazon Prime, Netflix and others won’t work at all unless your ISP can give you a consistent connectivity of at least 20Mbps. Luckily, for those of you who don’t have access to this kind of high speed internet connectivity, there are non-streaming sources of 4K content available via Video On Demand from services like DirecTV or, more robustly, 4K ultra HD Blu-ray content titles too. 4K Blu-ray is expanding quickly and we can look forward to dozens and perhaps well over 100 new release and remastered older movie titles by the end of 2016. We’ll cover all of these assorted options below.

Top 4k Media Devices for Streaming, Gaming and Android TV

4k Device
Ratings and Reviews

1. Microsoft Xbox One S
Introducing the new Xbox One S. Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console with High Dynamic Range. Store more games than ever with a massive 2TB hard drive. Stream 4K video on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch UHD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity. Then experience the enhanced comfort and feel of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring textured grip and Bluetooth technology. Now includes a vertical stand for the perfect setup and fit. With all the biggest blockbusters this year, everything you love about Xbox 360 is even better on Xbox One.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $299.99+

4.2 - 445 Reviews

2. NVIDIA SHIELD - 4k Streaming, Gaming and Android TV
The Nvidia Shield 4K Android TV Box offer access to all sorts of programming, mobile apps and gaming options to view on your 4k TV. This sleek media box delivers some serious 4K video at 60 frames per second. It features Nvidia's unique Shield Hub platform for streamed gaming options, you can also download games from the Google Play Store. The Shield has Wifi or ethernet connectivity, an HDMI 2.0 connection and 3 USB 3.0 ports.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $199.99

4.3 - 1,506 Reviews

3. Amazon Fire TV
Amazon has been a consistent developer and supporter of 4K UHD content. The Amazon Fire TV Box has a powerful 64-bit CPU and GPU combination in place to handle all the 4K graphics and interactive platform features. It also comes with voce control that works through the microphone. This media box also supports access to all of the Prime Instant Video delivery and Netflix online.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $89.99

4.2 - 19,540 Reviews

4. Roku 4 - 4K Streaming Media Box
At its core, the Roku 4 is an easy to use device for 4K capable apps and media. The remote has a voice-powered search and a built-in private headphone jack. The 4K capable apps that you can search for via their interface is one of the best on the market. It has many, many apps and a cross-section platform for easy searching based on titles, actors, directors, creators, etc.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $99.00

3.8 - 1,809 Reviews

Now onto the streaming providers themselves: (note that the content examples named below for each service aren’t a complete listing of all their 4K movies and programming, just a sampling of what are in effect evolving and growing collections of 4K entertainment)

1. Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video-4-content

What they offer: Unlike Netflix, Amazon Instant Video only offers 4K content in the U.S, U.K and Canada to customers for the time being but their selection, though much more recently unveiled than that of Netflix, is also growing at a fast pace as the company pledges to make all upcoming new productions from its studio arm in native 4K. They’re also accumulating quite a collection of third party 4K movies and shows and now also offer a limited but growing selection of 4K ultra HD HDR content for compatible HDR TVs like Sony and Samsung’s 2015 and 2016 4K TV models. Currently, they offer the following:

HDR 4K UHD Programming

  • The full season of “Mozart in the Jungle”
  • Pilot episodes of “Red Oaks,”

Original Series and Shows

  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • Transparent
  • Alpha House
  • Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
  • Orphan Black
Movies: About 33 in total including the following titles

  • Philadelphia
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Hitch
  • Captain Philips
  • The Martian
  • The Amazing Spider Man

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Price: Amazon’s 4K service comes as part of its Prime subscription, which costs about $99 per year. However, some of the titles –especially movie titles—that Amazon offers in 4K are available for purchase at $19.99 and up.


2. Netflix



What they offer: Netflix is the pioneer of paid streaming 4K services to UHD TVs. They’ve been offering their still somewhat limited but rapidly growing selection of movies and shows in 4K since April of 2014 and things are only looking brighter down the road now that the company has committed itself to film every new original series or movie it makes in native ultra HD. Furthermore, Netflix is also now offering an expanding selection of HDR 4K TV content for its streaming service.



Netflix offers a wide menu (by 4K standards) of shows and movies including but not limited to:

Original Series and Shows

  • House of Cards
  • Marco Polo
  • Breaking Bad
  • The Blacklist

Movies and Documentaries

  • Smurfs 2
  • Philadelphia
  • Jerry Macguire
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Oceans (documentary)
  • Forests (documentary)
  • Flowers (documentary)

Price: Netflix isn’t all that expensive, at $12.99 per month, you get access to its ultra HD content along with the much, much larger menu of HD entertainment. You will need to purchase the $12.99 package to stream 4k content.

3. Ultraflix



What they offer: Ultraflix is a new arrival on the 4K streaming block and they have nowhere near the publicity of Netflix or Amazon. Nevertheless, the company is determined to be the king of 4K and they are working very hard to ramp up their selection of 4K titles to unbeatable levels.

Some Further Detail: Styling itself as the “Netflix of the 4K TV generation”, Ultraflix is a definite up-and-comer ultra HD streaming service that’s worth watching.  According to Ultraflix itself, their service offers a very impressive more than 300 hours of 4K UHD content and this means that, as Ultraflix owner Nanotech Entertainment describes it, the Ultraflix streaming collection is “the world’s largest library of 4K VOD content”.

Productions kept available to subscribers of Ultraflix include a large selection of movies, concert videos, documentaries, more than 40 former IMAX theatrical titles and a pile of other special event videos. Furthermore, according to recent news we’ve heard, Nanotech has also made a deal with Paramount for new movies in 4K ultra HD and adding at least some 28 new titles from the Hollywood giant. All of these movies will be remastered to 4K UHD for availability to Ultraflix subscribers.

On top of these developments, the streaming service is constantly expanding the availability of its 4K content app in different ultra HD TV models and brands. The most recent 4K TV brand to accept Utraflix was none other than Sony and its newer model Bravia televisions, but other TV makers which include or accept Ultraflix include Samsung, Hisense, Vizio and other TVs, with more models to be compatible in the near future.

In another even more interesting twist that takes Ultraflix beyond what we’ve seen with a unmber of other 4K content streaming services, the app is also available with some limitations to PC users who have ultra HD screens. At the very least, Ultraflix can be accessed from Apple’s 5K iMac. Given that this version of the UltraFlix 4K Ultra HD network is designed to be compatible with the MAC OS X operating system, we can assume that Ultraflix will also be viewable on the new 21.5 inch 4K Retina iMac that has also just recently been released by Apple.

As for the content at Ultraflix itself: Here are some key titles we recommend a look at:

In addition to these below, Ultraflix also offers or will soon offer a whole pile of other movies through their Paramount Studios deal. For this, you’ll have to take a look at the following PDF link because we’re talking about too many 4K UHD movies to list here on this page.


  • RoboCop (1987)
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  • Interstellar
  • IP Man
  • Fargo
  • Rocky
  • World’s Fastest Indian

  • Muse Live in Rome
  • Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano
  • Usher OMG Tour London
IMAX and Other Films

  • The Last Reef
  • Magic Journey Africa
  • Yellowstone
  • The Living Sea
  • An assorted selection of other programming in sports, automotive, nature, travel, short films, trailers and Cablelabs 4K demo categories. They also offer moving 4K murals

Price: Some of their content is free through the Ultraflix app on compatible 4K TVs while other, premium videos cost $9.99 to rent.

4. YouTube


What they offer: YouTube is the absolute pioneer of 4K video streaming, although Netflix got a lot more attention for its own efforts. This service, which we all know well, has been offering streaming 4K clips on their website since all the way back in 2010, well before just about anybody had any idea of ultra HD or much less owned one of the still basically nonexistent (at that time) TVs.

Best of all, Youtube is absolutely free to use on any PC with a 4K monitor or any web connected 4K TV

In terms of what they offer, the collection is extremely varied and mostly consists of amateur 4K clips submitted by users of all kinds, though we have found and compiled a list of the best 4k videos we could find on YouTube. Here is another great 4K-specific channel here which features excellent selections of more professional documentary style videos and here is an interesting 4k video channel by Panasonic.

Price: Totally free, as long as you have a good enough internet connection (see introduction above) to handle the 4K streams.

5. Vudu

Vudu's 4K UHD movie titles, available for streaming

Vudu’s 4K UHD movie titles, available for streaming

What they offer: Vudu’s 4K UHD streaming service is rather small still and for now it’s limited only to Vizio’s 4K UHD TV lines and to the Roku 4 4K UHD streaming media set-top box or to an app in the Roku TV smart platform on 4K TVs with this interface. However, for those of you whose home entertainment systems fit these availability categories, the Vudu service offers up some neat new content selections in the form of at least a dozen major movie titles in 4K UHD such as San Andrea, Man of Steel, both recent Sherlock Holmes movies, Magic Mike XXL, The Lego Movie and a few others. Furthermore, Vudu’s service offers up HDR encoding to its content (the Dolby Vision version) and also supports Dolby Atmos surround sound if your TV is compatible. However, both of these features will work in 4K TVs with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound or an Atmos-capable sound system. Currently, the 4K TVs that have at least Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range consist of Vizio’s expensive and rather stunning Reference Series models from late 2015 and LG’s 2016 OLED 4K TV, the G6 in its different sizes.

Price: Vudu’s 4K content service works on an individual rental and purchase basis instead of through monthly subscriptions. Thus, you can rent one of the app’s ultra HD movies for $10 or buy it outright for $25. You should also have a home internet connectivity speed of at least 11 to 15Mbps.

6. BT Sport (U.K and European Audiences only


What they offer: BT Sport is a new 4K UHD live streaming service that, as its name suggests, offers up live sportscast in ultra HD. This service was launched in summer of 2015 and is still growing with new live sports events broadcast in 4K on roughly a weekly basis, along with commentary and other special features in the resolution. Also, because BT Sport has to offer 4K content for subscribers in between live broadcasts, the service is hooked into Netflix as well, thus, if you’re a U.K resident and want BT, no need for an additional Netflix subscription. BT subscribers with 4K ultra HD TVs and the right level of broadband connectivity can enjoy several hundred new hours of some very popular shows and other content. These include extremely popular series like “House of Cards”, “Breaking Bad” and “Marco Polo” among many others which are being produced constantly.

Price: The BT Sport 4K streaming package requires a contract with the company’s BT Unlimited top-tier internet connectivity package, which includes “Entertainment Ultra HD” and costs about the equivalent of $20 per month. There is also a one-time installation fee for the company’s 1TB Ultra HD YouView+ box, which costs about £44 or almost $60.

7. Sony “Ultra” 4K streaming App

Sony's "Ultra" 4K movie streaming app and its selections

Sony’s “Ultra” 4K movie streaming app and its selections

What they offer: Sony’s “Ultra” 4K UHD streaming app went live as of the 4th of April, 2016 and offers 4K movies and other content in both 4K resolution and in high dynamic range. The service is available on all 2016 and some 2015 Sony 4K ultra HD TVs with Android TV. Thus owners of the latest televisions like the X850D, the X930D and X940D 2016 flagship TV can get their hands on “Ultra”. Movie titles in the service come from the very massive and growing Sony Pictures catalog of 4K ultra HD titles and include many of the same movies and other content found in the Sony FMP X10 media player we covered below, as well as many of the same 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movie titles being released by Sony Studios. Thus, you’ll get your hands on movies like Ghostbusters, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Concussion.

Price: Oddly, Sony opted for a rather clumsy purchase model for this service, instead of allowing a single simple monthly subscription or individual movie rentals. Individual titles from the “Ultra” App’s library can be bought for $30.

Top 5 Highest Rated 4k Televisions

4k TV
Ratings and Reviews

1. LG Electronics OLED65G6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model)

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This is pretty much it, the very best 4K HDR TV of 2016 so far and it would be hard to find a challenger to the title. LG’s G6 HDR 4K TV takes the superb OLED display technologies of Ultra HD models from 2014 and 2015 to whole new levels with still further innovations in how it delivers home entertainment in both 4K and other resolutions.
Our Rating: A Read Review

Price: $7,999.99

5.0 - 2 Reviews

2. Samsung KS9000 SUHD 4k Ultra HD TV (2016 Model)

Rating: Pricing:

After some stunning SUHD 4K HDR TVs in 2015, Samsung has one-upped its own older models with the 2016 SUHD lineup, and among these, the KS9000 is just about as good as it gets in terms of specs and beautiful design. Sporting a flat display, some of the best HDR technology of this year and a whole pile of other superb smart TV and visual specs for 2016, this is a definite candidate for best LCD 4K television of 2016.
Our Rating: A Read Review

Price: $2,297.99 - $3,497.99

-.- - No Reviews

3. VIZIO P Series 2016 4K Ultra HD Home Theater TV

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Meet what we consider to be one of the best 4K TV lines of 2016 and the best if pricing is considered. Vizio has invested in quality and it shows in their 2016 Vizio P-Series line of 50, 55, 65 and 75 inch TVs. The sheer contrast quality, color saturation and high dynamic range rendering in these new 4K TVs are all among the finest we’ve seen in 2016 4K LCD/LED TV models, but available at prices that are open to the widest possible range of budgets.
Our Rating : A- Read Review

50 inches - $999 - BestBuy
55 inches - $1,299 - BestBuy
65 inches - $1,999 - BestBuy
75 inches - $3,799 - BestBuy

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4. Sony X930D / X940D 4K HDR Ultra HD TV (2016 Model)

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Sony may have lagged a bit behind Samsung in their 2015 premium 4K TVs but this isn’t quite the case in 2016 when it comes to the X930/40D. This flagship series of 4K TVs boasts two 55 and 65 inch edge-lit X930D models and one 75 inch X940D 4K TV with full-array LED backlighting. These differences aside, all three models are essentially the same and offer full Ultra HD Premium certification, superb high dynamic range, exquisite peak brightness and some deep rich black levels.
Our Rating: A Read Review

Price: $2,198.00 - $3,298.00

5.0 - 11 Reviews

5. Samsung KS8000 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

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Samsung’s KS8000 could be considered the “Budget” model of the 2016 SUHD 4K HDR TV line but this doesn’t mean it’s a weak TV. Samsung has streamlined this year’s SUHD TVs to have much more similarity in terms of specs and the across the board quality boost shows in the display of the KS8000, which offers high dynamic range and color specs that surpass those of all other 2015 SUHD TVs except the 2015 JS9500 flagship 4K TV.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $1,797.99 - $2,799.99

4.0 - 2 Reviews

Other 4k Content Services and Devices

4K ultra HD Blu-ray Disc format

4K UHD Blu-ray discs have finally arrived for 2016 and the selection of movies in this new hard media format is growing impressively. Not only does 4K Blu-ray offer 4K ultra HD resolution,it also delivers high dynamic range in compatible TVs and displays. Currently, numerous 4K BD discs are selling through assorted retailers like Amazon.com and Best Buy for prices that are marginally higher than those of ordinary HD Blu-ray discs. The titles listed below from the major studios currently releasing movies in this new UHD format are only a partial rundown of what will soon be available during this year and afterwards.

Currently, owners of an ultra HD TV who want to enjoy 4K Blu-ray discs can do so if they get their hands on Samsung’s 4K Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500 or Panasonic’s DMP-UB900 (going on sale in April, at least to European customers). There is also a Philips 4K Blu.ray player hitting the market and all three brands’ players will offer high dynamic range and compatibility for non-4K discs like HD Blu-rays and even DVDs. These players are or will be compatible with all major ultra HD TV models with HDMI 2.0, HEVC and HDCP 2.2.

 4K Blu-ray Releases by studio

Sony (partial list, selections growing frequently)

  • The 5th Wave
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • Patient Zero
  • Fury,
  • Captain Phillips
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Men in Black
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Fifth Element
  • Bad Boys
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Leon: The Professional
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • Taxi Driver
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Fox (partial list, selections growing frequently)

  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Trolls
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Independence Day
  • Other X-Men movies
  • Die Hard Movies
  • Lions Gate Studios
  • The Hunger Games
  • Apocalypse Now,
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day


Warner will be releasing at least 35 titles in 4K BD format in 2016. The following consist of just some of them, the early arrivals:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Suicide Squad
  • Tarzan
  • Geostorm
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Man of Steel
  • Pacific Rim


Paramount will also be releasing a large selection of movie titles and will likely transplant many of their 2016 theatrical releases to 4K Blu-ray disc as soon as they’re ready for the small screen. Here are some of the confirmed titles we know of from Paramount.

  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Godfather


Universal Studios is also participating in 4K UHD Blu-ray disc releases, with plans on a larger selection of titles for the second or third quarters of 2016. Currently, we can be fairly sure the company will release a number of major Theatrical films from 2016 to UHD Blu-ray

Other Studios

Of course, as 4K UHD Blu-ray discs take off in 2016, we’ll surely see more studios participating in the release frenzy with their own particular titles. Disney has plans for putting out 4K movies in the format in 2017 and the studio Shout! Factory is also going to be putting out their 4K UHD IMAX documentary titles in the summer of 2016. These are just a couple of confirmed examples that we know of.

4k Blu-Ray Movies on Amazon


The Martian

IMDB: 8.1

Kingsman: The Secret Service

IMDB: 7.8

Life of Pi

IMDB: 8.0

X-Men: Days of Future Past

IMDB: 8.0

The Amazing Spider-Man

IMDB: 7.1


IMDB: 7.2

Ender's Game

IMDB: 6.7

Hitman: Agent 47

IMDB: 5.8

Amazing Spider-Man 2

IMDB: 6.8


IMDB: 7.7

Expendables 3

IMDB: 6.1

Total Recall

IMDB: 6.3


For Samsung 4K TV Owners Only

If you happen to be the owner of a 2014 Samsung TV or one of the 2013 Samsung 4K models with compatibility with the OneConnect Evolution kit ($397.97 on Amazon for the 2015 model), we mentioned at the beginning of this post, you have an exclusive edge on owners of other 4K TV models with the following services.

This exclusivity won’t last long for most of these sources but for now you at least have something to lord over your neighbors who have a Panasonic or LG 4K TV, even if it’s better than your Samsung model.

Samsung UHD Video Pack 2


What they offer: This is the newest iteration of Samsung’s badly designed, way too copy protected external USB hard drive and it remains as overpriced as ever. The CY-SUC10SH1/ZA (don’t bother trying to memorize that) external media hard drive offers 10 movies and 30 documentaries in 4K. This drive is also required for downloads of M-Go movies (which we’re going to cover further down).


  • Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • Life of Pi
  • The Counselor
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

And then there’s the selection of 30 random documentaries.

Price: $105 on Amazon (Quite the price drop from the previous $279)


What they offer: The Comcast 4K content service is still very limited and comes to you via the Comcast app that’s exclusive to Samsung 4K TVs. So far, the service, which is called a “UHD Sampler” only offers a highly limited selection of four NBC shows that belong to the studio, which is a subsidiary of Comcast itself. They consist of: “Suits”, “Chicago Fire”, “Coverts Affairs” and “Parks and Recreation”. All of these are free as part of a regular Comcast Xfinity subscription and Comcast itself promises to add a lot more 4K content to its service as they year progresses.

Part of this effort is the upcoming launch of its own 4K media player set-top box, the X1.

Price: Free, technically, part of the regular Comcast subscription

Dish Network


What they offer: The Dish Network offers 4K UHD content through its 4K Joey and Hopper 3 DVR set-top boxes and their collection is definitely nothing to sneeze at. The company has been developing this 4K entertainment capacity since 2014 and as of this writing, the total quantity of programming via the Hopper 3 and Joey boxes amounts to some 600 hours. 4K selections include many of the same streaming media apps offered by other 4K UHD set-top services. These consist of Netflix ultra HD content streams and a collection of 4K Sony Pictures movies along with “a wide selection of 4K action, thriller, romance and independent movies” from The Orchard and Mance Media. Dish also offers occasional satellite streaming of live sports events as an on-demand service through the Hopper and Joey boxes.

Price: Users who want access to all of Dishes 4K content options, including steamed, canned movies and shows as well as the occasional live satellite broadcasts in ultra HD that the company delivers will have to buy the 4K Joey set-top device (which sells for $126.00 at Amazon.com) or the Hopper 3 DVR which is much more expensive at $226. Following this, a subscription to the Dish content service is needed, with packages ranging in price from just 34.99 per month up to $99 per month, though all packages offer 4K content access to our knowledge. Connectivity for the Hopper 3 costs a further $15 per month and connectivity for the 4K Joey runs at $7 per month extra per Joey. Why would you want the Hopper 3 instead of the Joey then? Becuse the Hopper DVR allows you to watch al Dish content from multiple ultra HD TVs in your home at the same time.


What they offer: DirecTV customers who own one of the company’s Genie HD DVR drives and a Samsung 4K TV have access to a selection of some 20 4K ultra HD movies that can be downloaded to the Genie on a rental basis. The DirecTV service is promising to open this services up to other TV brands in the near future and have even launched a 4K satellite in late 2014 as part of plans to launch a massive broadcast 4K transmission service.

DirecTV is also now doing trial broadcasts of live sports in 4K UHD, which will be shown to subscribers in the U.S. The company is expected to have a new 4K broadcast channel running and ready for consumers in the summer of 2016.

Some of their movies

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Ultimate Wave Tahiti

Price: DirecTV subscription, cost of Genie HD DVR and rental cost of individual titles for 49 hours at prices between $3.99 and $15.99.



What they offer: M-Go is available to a wide selection of TV brands and other devices but their 4K channel of VoD/streaming content can only be accessed from Samsung TVs for some strange reason.

In order to get your hands on these movies and shows, you’ll have to also own the $399 Samsung Video Pack 2 that we covered above and in exchange you get your hands on some 15 different titles from M-Go’s 4K service for free with about 110 more available for streaming rental.

The M-Go selection of 4K entertainment is actually surprisingly robust and includes:


  • Die Hard
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Home Alone
  • The Wolverine
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • The Giver
  • 3 Days to Kill
  • Big Buck Bunny


  • Power
  • Spartacus

Price: First, you need to buy Samsungs pricey $399 DVR player and then you can rent the M-Go movies for $1 or more or buy them for $20 to $30. The shows cost $1.99 to rent a single episode.

Sony and its Expensive but 4K Packed Media Player


The Sony FMP-X10 is the most robust and serious 4K media player on the market today, by far. Sony is a major pioneer of 4K content and also happens to own its own gigantic studio production arm so the effort they put into cramming this media device with 4K titles really shows with the sheer quantity of content it contains in UHD.

Best of all, Sony has also unlocked the FMP media player so that it will work with any 4K TV that happens to have an HDMI 2.0 port with an HDCP 2.2 content protection protocol built into it. Furthermore, the FMP-X10 will also handle Netlfix streams.

Thus, this is a truly excellent package of 4K content which amounts to hundreds of hours of viewing such titles as:


  • American Hustle
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Fury
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Hundreds and hundreds more titles

TV Shows

  • Breaking Bad
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Dozens of other TV show titles

Price: This is the only drawback of this otherwise absolutely excellent 4K Content package, it’s expensive at $499 according to Amazon to buy the media player.


Top 4 Highest Rated 4k TVs for Under $800

4k TV
Ratings and Reviews

1. Samsung KU7000 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Rating: Pricing:

Samsung’s KU7000 4K HDR TV offers up the general high quality of Samsung TV technology and blends it with an extra dose of remarkably decent HDR display power while sticking to a very reasonable Price. With some fine motion handling, superb color delivery and fantastic contrast levels, the KU7000 also comes with Samsung’s stellar Tizen smart TV platform and one very elegant design.
Curved version (instead of Flat) is KU7500.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $797.99 - $1,797.99

4.2 - 19 Reviews

2. Sony X800D 4k Ultra HD TV

Rating: Pricing:

Meet one of the best budget 4K HDR TVs of 2016. The Sony X800D offers a remarkably robust package of premium specs that includes Full HDR support, wide color gamut, and full 10-bit HDR color all crammed into one compact 49 and 43 inch package that will stun you with the quality of its UHD display performance. This model also offers deep rich blacks and Sony’s typically excellent content upscaling engine, which is as good here as we’ve seen it in any top-shelf Sony 4K TV. You practically can’t find a better 4K HDR TV than the X800D at these prices.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $598.00 - $648.00

4.3 - 77 Reviews

3. Samsung KU6300 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Rating: Pricing:

For robust, wonderful 4K UHD display at a very affordable Price, it’s hard to beat Samsung’s KU6300 4K LCD TV. With powerful motion handling specs, great black level and contrast performance and the inclusion of Samsung’s superb Tizen smart TV OS platform, the KU6300 is one of the best starter 4K TV choices of 2016 and comes with plenty of high-caliber specs. Curved Version is the KU6500.
Our Rating: A- Read Review

Price: $547.99 - $1,994.47

4.5 - 86 Reviews

4. VIZIO P Series 2016 4K Ultra HD Home Theater TV

Rating: Pricing:

Meet what we consider to be one of the best 4K TV lines of 2016 and the best if pricing is considered. Vizio has invested in quality and it shows in their 2016 Vizio P-Series line of 50, 55, 65 and 75 inch TVs. The sheer contrast quality, color saturation and high dynamic range rendering in these new 4K TVs are all among the finest we’ve seen in 2016 4K LCD/LED TV models, but available at prices that are open to the widest possible range of budgets. Vizio has truly delivered quality at a reasonable price and not just by budget TV metrics but even by the standards of premium competitor 4K TVs. With full-array LED backlighting, 10-bit color and the second highest levels of display brightness we’ve seen in 2016’s 4K TV options.
Old 2014 P Series - Read Review
Our Rating : A- Read Review

50 inches - $999 - BestBuy
55 inches - $1,299 - BestBuy
65 inches - $1,999 - BestBuy
75 inches - $3,799 - BestBuy

Not Available on Amazon Yet


List of Available 4k Movies on Netflix

Latest Update: Nov 1, 2015

Movie Description

Crouching Tiger
Hidden Dragon
A young woman in ancient China longs for an adventurous life rather than a dull arranged marriage in Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts epic.

When a serious menace threatens MI6, James Bond is on the case -- putting aside his own life and personal issues to hunt and destroy the perpetrators.

An all-star lineup of superheroes -- including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America -- team up to save the world from certain doom.

Art of Flight
Curt Morgan follows iconic snowboarder Travis Rice to far-flung locales in search of the perfect environment to try out outrageous new tricks.

Star Trek
Into Darkness
The "Star Trek" reboot continues with this action sequel that finds Kirk and Spock fighting a terrorist threat to Starfleet aided by an unlikely ally.

Jerry Maguire
Sports agent Jerry Maguire experiences a crisis of conscience and leaves his high-powered job behind, with only one client and a co-worker in tow.

Smooth and sexy Hitch helps clients make a great first impression on a date, but he's thrown when a lovely reporter starts nosing around his business.

World War Z
U.N. employee Gerry Lane races against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the spread of a deadly zombie pandemic.

The Smurfs 2
Evil magician Gargamel continues his quest to tap the power of the Smurfs, creating a pair of his own "Smurf-alikes" called the Naughties.

Space Pirate
Determined to keep the malevolent Gaia Coalition from ruling the universe, a mysterious loner cruises the skies and boldly attacks enemy spaceships.

List of Available 4k TV Shows on Netflix

TV Show
Show Description

House of Cards
(2 Seasons) A ruthless politician will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C. in this Emmy and Golden Globe winning political drama.

Breaking Bad
(5 Seasons) A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to secure his family's future by manufacturing and selling crystal meth.

(1 Season) After turning himself in, a brilliant fugitive offers to help the FBI bag other baddies, but only if rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen is his partner.

(3 Seasons) Kiera Cameron is a police officer in 2077 swept along when a gang of condemned terrorists escapes their sentences by traveling back in time to 2012.

Oscar's Oasis 3D
(1 Season) Oscar avoids the hazards of his harsh environment, including marauding chickens and his trio of bumbling adversaries. In 3D on supported devices.


Other 4k Content on Netflix


Moving Art: Oceans
Science and Nature Documentary
Viewers will experience the power of ocean waves and the sea's underwater splendor as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg takes his camera into the deep.

Moving Art: Forests
Science and Nature Documentary
Viewers will marvel at the majesty of nature's gentle giants as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg journeys to the Redwood Coast and Olympic National Park.

Moving Art: Flowers
Science and Nature Documentary
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg takes viewers on an enchanting journey as elegant flowers come to life through his stunning time-lapse photography

Moving Art: Deserts
Science and Nature Documentary
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg takes viewers to the scenic Four Corners region of America, where the night stars shine as brightly as the day's sun.

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  • Robert Potter
    August 25, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    UltraFlix (Nanotech Entertainment – NTEK) just announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will give UltraFlix users access to over 950 films. UltraFlix network will begin offering the extensive catalog of titles starting September 1. This significant agreement will further establish UltraFlix as the leading provider of the best quality content of any streaming network.


    • Chris
      October 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

      You are absolutely right Robert UltraFlix is the new kid on the block to compete with hands down the best content to date in 4K. 71 Paramount films loaded to date Oct. 1 with hundreds more loaded by the holidays. No other 4K providers Netflix, Hulu, Amazon comes close in streaming down to 4MB lossless 4K NONE! Best picture only compared by seeing for yourself! If our purchasing any device to watch 4K UltraFlix is a must app!


      • Rex
        October 12, 2015 at 9:57 am

        The licensing agreement with Paramount sounds awesome, but it would be nice if UltraFlix would update their app to be compatible with my 2015 Samsung JS8500 SUHD TV. As of this morning (10/12/15) it’s still not available. Can’t be the “leading provider of the best quality content of any streaming network” if they can’t have their app available on the best brand’s leading product (SUHD)


        • Ric
          October 19, 2015 at 5:29 am

          At least its an option on some Samsungs, it doesnt look like there is any app at all for LG smart TV’s. Wont be using it any time soon in my household then.


        • adrian duggan
          December 3, 2015 at 2:30 am

          I will be looking at this later, but I assume you could load the app on an android box ( I have a matricom device which streams 4k) and use that instead?
          just a thought.


        • oasis
          December 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm

          You should now find it in your Samsung. The app was updated and is now available on Samsung Tizen UHD TVs


          • Chris
            January 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

            Are all samsung smart tvs samsung tizen? I have a new Samsung ue40ju6740 curved 4k TV, but can’t find the ultraflix app

          • Stephen
            January 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

            Hello Chris. To the best of our knowledge all Samsung 2015 4K TV models now come with Tizen (and some 2014 models as well possibly). However, as for the lack of an Ultraflix app, I can’t say for sure why it doesn’t appear on your model. That would likely be a question for Samsung TV tech support for your region. We do know that Samsung is one of the companies which does support this app in its 4K TVs though.

    • Wye
      October 28, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Ultraflix has about 4 movies.
      I have to warn potential suckers: they have this scam: they have 3 types of “4k”, with only one being 4k, and most of their content is upscaled crap from DVDs or 1080p.


      • Chris
        January 6, 2016 at 11:52 am

        So how do you tell which of their films are true 4k and which are up scaled?


        • Sinisa
          March 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm

          You can notice a significant difference in resolution and colour quality between HD and 4K. I have not watched Ultraflix, but on Netflix, I watched Breaking Bad, I immediately knew it was 4K. The 4K picture was so much better on my crappy LG UF6800 4K TV than HD picture of teh same show on my great Panasonic Plasma GT30 HD TV. With regular HD programs like blu ray or cable, the Plasma TV beats 4K TV any time.
          The best test you can do on youtube. They have plenty of real 4K content. Just watch it and you will be able to tell 4K from HD without problems.


    • Saurav Shrestha
      April 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Something to be noted is that Ultraflix provides it’s movies in stereo sound only. Might not be much for someone just watching on a TV but for us with a full surround system it kind of is a bummer.


  • Rich
    September 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    The Samsung HDD thingy is down to $69.99 on Amazon now.


  • Kurt Ris
    November 4, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Just saw ultraflix. Now, it has 207 A-list Paramount titles. Several 2015 movies such as Selma, Spongebob out of water, area51 and more. Excellent source of 4k movies.


  • Shane
    November 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Have to agree with Wye. Look at the current list. 99% of the movies, including Paramount titles, are upscaled by Ultraflix. (read “remastered”) Don’t be fooled by marketing hype. Demand true UHD material. Let your 4k TV upscale the rest for you.


  • MassiveLoop
    November 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Just bought my 55″ JS8500 on sale through Amazon. Cannot wait for the 4k hotness to get here!! I’ll definitely be bookmarking this site. I want to blow my wife away by the difference in quality. She keeps down playing it like, “how can it be much better” “why do we have to spend this much? ” Oh, she will see the 4k greatness!!


    • blanche thames
      February 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      im a wife with a husband who didn’t want to spend the extra 3000$ on a 65 in , 4 k UN65KS8500 Samsung TV & 300 on a Samsung blue-ray but i did anyway hes very happy now it think maybe not with the credit card tho mine downplays it to says u cant see the difference


  • Charlie
    November 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    The Samsung UHD is now $49.99 on Samsung’s website. I can’t believe Sony is still charging $699 for their player…and no free content either.


  • Adam
    December 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Have to agree with wye and Shane. just checked out ultraflix and was hopeful but looks like its all remasters and a very select few real ones (possibly) shuffled in. I am interested to know if they actually look better, seeing that they’re “upscaled” to 4k. I also realize with 4k being new there isn’t a lot of content so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds.


  • Susan
    December 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    But if your crappy ISP caps your data, there is no way you can enjoy streaming 4K video


  • Bob
    December 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Your article fails to discuss the encoder data rate of the various content. Some providers are using extreme lossy compression to save money on network capacity. These titles will have poor video fidelity (coding artifacts, “banding”, gross sub-sampling of chroma). Why buy a UHD TV set if you are going to view content with the image fidelity of a VHS tape?
    Even using HEVC or VP9, there is no replacement for high bits/second data rate. Pristine fidelity requires HIGH data rates (big file sizes). Fiber To The Home (from a competent, legitimate, impartial network operator) will help.


  • NikkoBarro
    December 7, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Just got a sony xbr x930c. I have been comparing 4k content between, youtube, ultraflix and netflix. youtube content varies widely on quality and not much content worthwhile. Ultraflix struggles with errors and clunky setup. I had numerous problems playing content smoothly. Netflix by far had the smoothest stream, quality was great. Content wise ultrflix had the most titles but most of it is just upscaled 1080p which is pointless and does not count. Netflix seems to be adding more and more content so they are the ones to watch especially with their cheaper subscription based price point.

    Botton line is that content is still pretty thin. Waiting another year would prob be best if u thinking of the 4k jump. But if u already made the leap then netflix is the easiest choice for showing off the new set that won’t break the bank and reliability wise its great.

    note amazon not available in canada yet so i could not review


  • PrinceHamlet
    December 22, 2015 at 2:43 am

    FYI to the public- Nikki, Adam, Wye and Shane are all colluding penny stock shorters attempting to badmouth Ultraflix to negatively affect the stock price. Watch ” The Wolf of Wallstreet” if you do not know about the American scourge that is stock shorting and hedge funds.
    They are misleading you because any movie not shot in native 4k must be upscaled, across the board. Google images of visual comparisons of Ultraflix v Amazon and other streamers and it is no contest, Ultraflix has the best picture and stream rate and is the highest rated app on Roku 4.
    Truth is the daughter of time.


  • Bob Klass
    December 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

    My Vizio M80 is less than a month old, so I am still experimenting. I have a huge new interest pipe that delivers 30-40 mbps.
    So far, I agree that Ultraflix is sometimes a bit jerky, especially while buffering, but the quality looked quite good on what I saw. The selection is still thin. Are we sure that the Paramount “remasters are upscaled from 1080? I doubt this.
    Amazon looked quite good too, but perhaps slightly less crisp than Ultraflix. Howevever, Amazon never stuttered, had a much better UI and the content was pretty compelling. Not many movies, though.
    4K content hot on a Samsung S5 phone will not play back on my Vizio. I think the TV wants H265 and the Samsung phone is making H264. I still need to figure that out.
    I’m having fun.



  • Bob Klass
    December 22, 2015 at 10:03 am

    My Vizio M80 is less than a month old, so I am still experimenting. I have a huge new interest pipe that delivers 30-40 mbps.
    So far, I agree that Ultraflix is sometimes a bit jerky, especially while buffering, but the quality looked quite good on what I saw. The selection is still thin. Are we sure that the Paramount “remasters are upscaled from 1080? I doubt this.
    Amazon looked quite good too, but perhaps slightly less crisp than Ultraflix. Howevever, Amazon never stuttered, had a much better UI and the content was pretty compelling. Not many movies, though.
    4K content hot on a Samsung S5 phone will not play back on my Vizio. I think the TV wants H265 and the Samsung phone is making H264. I still need to figure that out.
    I’m having fun.



  • Archie
    December 23, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I bought a new Samsung 4k TV (UN55HU6950) on 08-29-14. I also purchased their video pack which did not work so I returned it. The TV is a good one with a fine picture. I upgraded my DIRECTV receiver to a new Genie for UHD content. One of the parameters was an internet connection. I was told on the installation (By DIRECTV) that I needed a BROADBAND hardwired internet connection. As my internet is supplied by Verizon Wireless, the 4k option was not available to me. I am waiting for the new 2016 Samsung native 4k player. I have yet to see ANY native 4k content…………….still waiting……..


  • Ginger
    January 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I am not seeing any of these movies on Netflix. I was really wanting to watch WWZ, but they don’t have it listed at all, much less in 4k. Am I missing something? (FYI…I’m new to Netflix)


  • Mick
    January 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    From my own personal testing: So far, M.GO seems to eb my favorite. They don’t have a huge selection, but they are the only source I know of that has UHD with HDR options. In order to view HDR, you need to but the Western Digital Cinema hard drive ($90 at my local electronics store). Apparently the Cinema drive has a piece of encryption protection on it… and also it comes loaded with a handful of movies that you can “unlock” by paying M.GO, saving you the download time.

    M.GO will stream regular 4k on the fly, but for HDR, because the color bit depth is so much bigger, they have to download the movie first to the HD then play from the HD. For example, I downloaded The Martin in UHD with HDR, and on the hard drive, it took up roughly 90GB. (!!!)

    I had an activation issue initially with M.GO, where it wasn’t unlocking my movies. I called their tech support (at 11pm on a Saturday or something like that) and got right to someone that fixed the issue quickly, and gave me a free movie purchase credit of $29.99! I’m very happy with the service and the quality of the video.



  • Rick
    February 8, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Can’t wait for the upcoming release of the new 4k blu-ray players! Hopefully we see some reviews of the soon because I am looking to buy one.


  • Mike
    February 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Okay …. so I have my Samsung SUHD JS 9000 tv – the Samsung UHD video pack AND an MGo account. Where do I find the “15 different titles from M-Go’s 4K service for free” and how do I access them?


  • David Brady
    April 3, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Does anyone know if Direct TV will be broadcasting the new season of Orphan Black in 4k? If not why not? is Direc TV withholding some 4k tech or just not paying for it?


  • George A Crocker
    April 4, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    “In another even more interesting twist that takes Ultraflix beyond what we’ve seen with a unmber of other 4K content streaming services, the app is also available with some limitations to PC users who have ultra HD screens. At the very least, Ultraflix can be accessed from Apple’s 5K iMac. Given that this version of the UltraFlix 4K Ultra HD network is designed to be compatible with the MAC OS X operating system, we can assume that Ultraflix will also be viewable on the new 21.5 inch 4K Retina iMac that has also just recently been released by Apple.”

    I have a 5k iMac but the only thing I can watch in 4k on the site are trailers. They do not allow you to watch the whole movie via a 4k or 5k computer monitor..at least not me. May be I am missing something..but I got a feeling it is the studios again who are putting the axe to this. Anyone?


  • tutsakorn
    April 17, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Now can watch 4k movie on internet but your internet speed must be very fast


  • ZH
    June 3, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Will Netflix Rent 4k UHD Blu Rays? I use their DVD.com service and I love it.


  • Jim
    July 23, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Apparently Amazon Prime UHD in DV only works with LG UHDTVs. What’s up with that, Amazon?


  • 1st world view
    November 28, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Netflix true crime series Narcos spurs huge demand for Colombian women.

    Produced by Netflix, the show “Narcos” takes on the infamous Medellin drug cartel which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him. The story is told largely from the points of view of Escobar (Brazilian actor Wagner Moura) and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), on opposite sides of what would become an all-out war.

    Many critics of true crime dramas have always complained they are promoting crime and violence by glorification, an unintended consequence of American entertainment industries. These shows can have other interesting consequences. The Foreign Bride industry has seen a huge spike in demand for Colombian women. This can be viewed as positive or negative, depending on social perspective.

    Foreign Brides, sometimes referred to as “mail order brides”, a term the industry completely rejects, have become a billion dollar a year business. According to industry leaders, Colombia represented only about 3% of the market three years ago. Since the popularity of Narcos, many companies have seen near tenfold increases in men seeking Colombian wives.

    A Foreign Affair (AFA), a company that helps men find women through international tours, says tours to Colombia are now selling out. AFA arranges group tours where 10 to 20 men travel together to Medellin, Cartagena or Barranquilla. During the tour, they attend arranged Social events where the men meet hundreds of beautiful Colombian women looking for marriage. Women can also place their profiles on the AFA web site, in the hopes of finding a husband.

    Kenneth Agee, the marketing director for AFA says, “Because of the show we are doubling our tours to Medellin for next year. Narcos has brought a lot of attention to the intense beauty of Colombian women. Although the show is often very violent, the women of Colombia come across as very family oriented and loyal. These values seem harder and harder to find in this world. I would have to agree, because of the interest in Narcos, we even added an excursion to where Pablo’s self-built prison was located, in the hills overlooking Medellin.

    The crowning of 2015 Miss Universe Paulina Vega put Barranquilla, Colombia on the map. Barranquilla now has recognition for being home to some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. Not only is Miss Universe from here, Grammy Award winning pop singer Shakira, and actress Sofia Vergara also call Barranquilla home. Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. She’s been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Prime time Emmy Awards, and 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, all stemming from this role. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd Most Powerful Woman in the world by Forbes.

    David from Mesa AZ says he met more qualified women in one week than he has during the last 10 years. In 2010, Lisa Ling and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) filmed a one hour show on the AFA tour called “Online Brides – Our America with Lisa Ling.” Even Lisa Ling was surprised by the beauty and sincerity of the women from Barranquilla.

    Janet Davis, head of a women’s rights group says “AFA is just taking advantage of women from these third world countries. This is no different than Pablo trafficking in narcotics, but these companies traffic women.” Proponents refer to a Report (INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING ORGANIZATIONS: A REPORT TO CONGRESS) that these marriages have much lower divorce rates and abuse rates compared to traditional domestic marriages. This data makes international dating similar to a woman in the US joining eHarmony to look for a husband.

    23-year-old Viviana, from Cartagena, says “I come to these events because I know the men attending are serious about marriage, they are faithful and are good to family. For Colombian women, it is the most important thing, good husband and good family.

    Kenneth says, “It has not been all rosy. Narcos has brought us some problems. In Cartagena, we have several Penthouses we rent out. One was originally owned by “Don Diego” head of the Norte Del Velle Drug Cartel, the other by Pablo’s people. Over the past year, the properties have been tracked down by individuals thinking they will find large qualities of cash hidden, thus we sometimes find holes all over the walls after a tenant leaves.

    For Narcos fans, those who love the gangster genre, or just those who just like seeing beautiful Latin women, there’s good news; Netflix’s has confirmed Season 3 and 4.


  • Juan Martin Busso
    January 31, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Hi, i wonder why i cant find any news or reviews about excellent Oppo UDP 203, UHD Blu Ray Player?


    • Stephen
      February 1, 2017 at 2:50 am

      Hello there Juan. We’re working on a review of the Oppo 4 Blu-ray player right now. It should be live within a few days.


  • AGC8
    April 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Like to see you compile a list of top 5 “Native 4k Projectors” & “Top 5 Faux 4k projectors”..


  • erick dillard
    December 24, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I’ve found no app source to load Ultraflix on my 2016 LG OLEDG6 Tv? What good is a service when you can only watch it on a laptop.


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