It’s Friday night, the pizza is on the way, and you’ve spent the last 30 minutes deliberating over what to watch. Our recommendation? Go straight to the 4K titles for the best at-home viewing experience.
Streaming services such as Netflix, Stan or Amazon Prime now offer a wide range of 4K content, meaning your binge-watching session has never looked better.
Need some help deciding? Here’s our top picks of the best 4K titles available to stream right now:
Planet Earth II
Has there ever been a more soothing voice than David Attenborough’s? The perfect wind-down to your week, Planet Earth II brings even more of Earth’s natural wonders to life in stunning 4K detail.
Watch it on: Netflix, Stan
Blade Runner 2049
Whether or not you’re a fan of the sequel to the classic sci-fi flick, 2049 is undeniably a film made for 4K. The moody, atmospheric visuals are perfectly set off by 4K’s clarity – bringing you as close to your man-crush Ryan Gosling as you might ever get.
Watch it on: Youtube
Better Call Saul
The hit spin-off to Breaking Bad has a cult following – and with good reason. Better Call Saul is shot, mastered and edited in 4K, so every detail feels larger than life. With Season 4 out August 7th, you should maybe cancel your Saturday plans. And Sunday’s.
Watch it on: Stan
Beautiful and surreal, Okja tells the story of Mija and her companion, the strange pig-like animal Okja. When their peaceful life is violently disturbed by multinational interest in the new ‘superpig’ species, Mija and Okja must fight to survive.
Stunningly rendered in 4K, you’ll want to reach out and pat the friendly giant Okja yourself.
Watch it on: Netflix
4K FAQ’s: Everything you need to know
How do I know if my TV is 4K?
If you’re in the market for a TV and unsure if a TV is 4K, ask in-store – this is one feature you definitely want to have!
How is 4K different from standard HD?
TVs that are 4K use over 8 million pixels to display images, whereas a full HD screen uses just 2 million pixels. Hence, ‘4K’, or 4x the number of pixels of standard HD.
Does that mean standard HD is ‘bad’?
Not at all – 1080p HD content is still going to look good on your screen. Once you’ve tried 4K though, you won’t want to go back. The difference in picture clarity is immediately noticeable – you’ll feel like you can reach out and touch the scene in the TV.
Can my internet connection support 4K?
It’s true: internet speed does impact your TV’s ability to stream 4K content. Buffer speeds differ depending on the streaming service. At the moment, you’ll be able to comfortably stream 4K content via Netflix if your broadband connection is around 16Mbps. Stan, Amazon or YouTube’s 4K content requires a higher bitrate of 25Mbps.
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