Buy a TV, get content
Well, almost. Netflix announced in January that they were timing the launch of their 4K content to match when the new Ultra HD 4K televisions by LG, Sony, Samsung and Vizio hit stores ( by the first half of the year); content that would be accessible by all televisions that could decode the HEVC H.265 stream. To that effect, the second season of House of Cards is already being streamed in 4K, and Netflix has said that all new content shot by them will be in 4K, thus confirming their commitment to the format.
Samsung has since announced additional partnerships with Comcast, Paramount, DirecTV and Amazon to stream 4K content to their television sets. Their UHD Video Pack (an additional purchase) will come with a selection of documentaries and movies in full 4K – with the option to download additional shows through the year.
Likewise, Sony has also released their own 4K Ultra HD FMP-X1 4K media player that gives you access to over 140 Ultra HD titles. This media player only works with Sony’s 4K TV sets, but comes with a built-in 2TB hard drive to allow you to store 4K movies downloaded from the Sony Video Unlimited 4K network video service.