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CES 2016: The new app that lets you watch Sony movies in 4K UHD

by on January 6, 2016
 

Stephan Jukic – January 06, 2016

Sony has taken advantage of their CES 2016 press conference to unveil a new application that lets users stream movies and content from Sony’s huge video library in 4K ultra HD.

The new service is called Ultra and it lets users stream Sony pictures and only Sony pictures in 4K ultra HD exclusively to Sony’s BRAVIA 4K UHD TVs, which are essentially all of the company’s 2015 and late 2014 4K TV models, covering what are in fact some of the best 4K TVs on the market in any case.

BRAVIA models include televisions such as the flagship X940 and X930C TVs from 2015, older 2014 models like the X950B and lower priced 2015 4K UHD models like the X850C and X830C.

According to news from TheVerge and other sources, the catalog of 4K UHD video titles will contain just 40 o 50 movies to begin with and will grow after that. Early selections will include titles such as Chappie, Fury, Elysium, Men in Black 3, The Walk, Salt, Coruching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hancock and After Earth and others.

4K streaming app for Sony TVs announced at CES 2016

However, given the sheer size of the 4K UHD movie and content selection in the Sony Picures library, we can be sure to see quite a large number of other titles hit the apps menu in the months to come.

Currently, Sony in fact offers one of the largest single libraries of 4K UHD native and remastered content in the world, except that until the news about this new streaming app, much of that content was only available to consumers via Sony’s FMP X10 4K media player in the form of downloads to the media devices storage drive instead of instant streaming.

Given the currently still low volume of native 4K UHD content available for streaming across the board even from major sources like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, the addition of the Sony app, even if it’s just for Sony 4K TVs for now, will add quite a bit of new native 4K entertainment to the mix, at least for the early months of 2016.

So far, we don’t have any pricing or availability details for this latest 4K TV entertainment app from Sony.

Story by 4k.com

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