4K Ultra HD Streaming: Coming Soon to a TV Near You
The short version of the story is that 4K UHD is not cheap. The least expensive TVs cost around $1,000 and prices rise quickly. Consumers who want it need to subscribe to high-speed — and higher-cost — Internet service, and some services require additional hardware. Netflix launched its 4K UHD streaming service in April […] Netflix added a $4 per month charge for the service for new subscribers and $3 a month for current subscribers until August 2016. Sony also streams 4K UHD video at a price of $8 for a 24-hour rental. In order to receive these videos consumers need a Sony 4K UHD TV built after 2013 and a 4K UHD media player that costs an additional $700. […] YouTube offers free streaming 4K UHD video to any computer that supports the 4K standard. Content is still limited to just a few clips. Amazon.com has said that it will add 4K UHD streaming to its Prime Instant Video service for no additional cost above the $99 annual charge for the free two-day shipping service and anything else Amazon can think of to sweeten the Prime offer. No launch date has been announced, and the rumored offerings are limited. – Paul Ausick,24/7 Wall St.
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