To watch movies in 4K you need, in addition to having a TV that supports the format, to find streaming services that offer content in that resolution. Netflix is the most famous platform with movies and series in Ultra HD, but Amazon Prime Video, GloboPlay and even YouTube also have high image definition. Next, learn more about five platforms that have video streaming in 4K or Ultra HD.
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Netflix has a limited but growing collection of 4K movies and series. The options are mainly focused on the company's original production, which increases in volume each year. To find 4K videos on Netflix, simply access the search field and search for 4K. However, the content in Ultra HD quality will only be available to subscribers of the Premium plan, which costs R $ 37.90 per month.
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Amazon's Prime Video service also offers 4K content, but in a smaller amount than rival Netflix. In addition, videos in this resolution are limited to certain devices, as the application is not available on smart TVs. To access the content you need to have the latest model of Amazon Fire TV, a device available only abroad. The version sold in Brazil, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, is only compatible with Full HD streaming.
The advantage is that subscriptions made in the national territory come at a low price, of R $ 7.90 in the first six months, and then, R $ 14.90.
Amazon Prime Video offers 4K content only on select devices Photo: Divulgao / Amazon Prime Video
The Globosat Play service, available to cable TV subscribers on Globosat channels, also offers selected 4K videos. As long as you have a computer with a monitor at this resolution, you can access SporTV programs, for example, and see all the details of football in full resolution. Globosat Play is free, but as its use is associated with cable TV subscription, it can be said that the prices of the service vary according to the package contracted with the operator.
Globosat Play: available via the Internet on the desktop browser and in mobile applications Photo: Reproduction / Globosat
Globo Play has been offering 4K content since 2016, as long as the service application is installed on a compatible smart TV. Currently, the app is available on TVs of various brands and on Apple TV 4K. Several soap operas were recorded in Ultra HD and are part of the platform's collection.
Part of the program, including 4K content, is available free of charge. In order to have access to the complete library, including series, variety shows and novels chapters in full, I must be a subscriber. The service costs R $ 18.90 per month, with seven initial days free of charge.
Globo Play offers 4K content on smart TVs and Apple TV Photo: Divulgao / Globo Play
Although not known for offering movies and series, several 4K productions are available for free on YouTube. With the popularization of cameras and smartphones capable of recording in Ultra HD, it is possible to find webseries and amateur films in this format. Movies rented and purchased on Google Play Movies are also available on YouTube, in the Purchased side menu, including 4K titles.
YouTube offers 4K streaming for free Photo: Montage / Edivaldo Brito