Sony adds new titles, including original series and “Interstellar” to their 4K content lineup
Stephan Jukic – April 14, 2015
While the 4K TVs made by Sony may be some of the best on the market, they get plenty of competition from Samsung, LG and even Panasonic models. However, there is one area in which the Sony 4K models do excel: content.
While the available selection of third party 4K programming and entertainment is not exactly vast in its diversity, Sony has done a remarkable job of compensating for the lack with its own native collection of movies, shows, documentaries and other content selections in 4K ultra HD. Given that the company has enormous media clout through its production arm, Sony Studios, this isn’t surprising. The end result: the largest single library of 4K content owned by any one 4K UHD TV maker.
For starters, the company has its own proprietary 4K media player, the FMP-X10, which while expensive, comes preloaded with literally hundreds of hours of movies and shows in ultra HD resolution. Best of all, the media player isn’t even limited strictly to Sony TVs. However, in addition to this set-top box option for Sony 4K content, the company has also created its own Ultraflix 4K video library, accessible through the Ultraflix VOD streaming 4K video service which is owned by Nanotech entertainment.
It’s to this latter service from Ultraflix that Sony has now also added its own original series and the blockbuster hit movie “Interstellar”.
“Powers” is the name of the original series and it is a first of its kind, made available through Sony’s Playstation gaming and media platform. The series follows the story of two homicide detectives who investigate criminal acts committed by people with superhuman abilities. Sounds interesting enough and currently, it’s only available on either Sony’s Ultraflix library or the FMP-X10 media player mentioned above.
As for “Interstellar”, the Chirstopher Nolan movie about humans travelling to a distant star system through a wormhole in order to save humanity was a major blockbuster during the end of 2014 and is now part of the Ultraflix content library, which can be accessed through Sony’s 2014 4K TVs on the Ultraflix app that comes preinstalled on these models.
In addition to the above, Sony’s UHD TVs also of course offer access to the other major streaming UHD and HD media services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Both of these are available on both the 2014 and 2015 Sony ultra HD TV models.
These new offerings may be small steps in the direction of diverse and widespread 4K content but they at least offer new owners of either Sony 4K TVs or those of any other brand a means of really seeing how native UHD content looks on their screens.
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