Streaming 4k content

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    1. audiphile76

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      Coming for a 1080p plasma and getting delivery of my first 4k OLED LG tomorrow. I just realised that I dont have any source to play 4k content. Would someone be kind enough to let me know how I can use the internet to stream and test the 4k content?
       
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      Youtube, Amazon Prime, Netflix. Or download some 4K demo files https://4kmedia.org/
       
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      Netflix is a must, not that much on Amazon but might be still worthwhile for you ?
       
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      Best source for movies in the UK (not free) is Apple. But if you don't want to spend £140 on an Apple TV then Rakuten have a decent number of 4K HDR movies on their service. Not free either but usually reasonably priced.
       
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      Sure, you’ll be able to watch Netflix, Amazon, Ratuken and Youtube 4K content via the built in apps on the LG Oled itself. (Obviously on Netflix you’d need to enable 4K tv content by upgrading to the £9.99 a month plan.)
       
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      if you just want to stream, then the built in LG Apps have some 4K samples you can test,
      Youtube has a lot of free 4K content which looks fantastic

      I hope your tweaked some of the settings on the TV beforehand for all the HDR and 4K material

      i also download some from here http://4kmedia.org/tag/lg/page/3/ and stick them on pen drive

       
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      I find Netflix to be the best source of 4K streamable content followed by Amazon’s Prime Video.
      You should try YouTube’s 4K HDR videos as well. There’s one with a music band (jazz music) which works well.
       
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      You Tube and search for GoPro 4K there are some amazing videos on there. Just make sure your Internet speed is sufficient and that the video being played is in 4K. Sometimes it switches to HD if your internet speed is too low.
       
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      When people say Netflix for 4k content I believe they want to say that there is a wide variety. Quality of Netflix 4k or DV is crap compared to an Apple TV 4k.
      Amazon are worse then Netflix at 4k availability.
      You will find excellent quality 4k HDR and non HDR content on youtube, but watch out for the pop up that says HDR some videos they only have hdr in the description....
      And finally, if you want to test your OLED to the max play some physical copies on a 4k player or xbox one. Nothing beats the bitrate of a disc, but Apple 4k comes really close.
      I also hope you have a fast and stable internet connection.
       
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      Hi guys, I have an LG OLED55E6V. I'm having issues getting 4K HDR playback with the Amazon video TV app. I'm also definitely sure that I'm playing back 4k content. I've run all updates and have good fibre broadband. Also I have no issues at all with HDR through Netflix.

      I have contacted Amazon and they said there should be no issues at all, but I only get 1080p. I'm at a loss what else to try, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
       
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      You have to search (high and low ) for 4K content on Amazon, really difficult at times, good luck:thumbsup:.
       
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      Thanks for the feedback Migman, but I'm definitely sure it is 4k content that I'm playing (Grand Tour, Jack Ryan plus various others). I only ever get 1080p playback though.
       
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      Amazon tends to have two versions of their 4k content one that maxs out at 1080p and the other that is 4k. You need to make sure that the one you play has 'UHD' across the top left corner before you select it otherwise its just the 1080p version.
       
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      There is only 1 version of 4K it says UHD across the Top, the other version is HD

       
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      Quickest way to get to Amazon's 4K content is :

      1. From the start up screen within the app scroll across the top menus to the TV option.
      2. You only have to scroll down 3 or 4 rows down to then see the 4K content group
      3. When you start the stream your TV should then show the HDR pop up straight away (or Dolby Vision for Jack Ryan) but will show 1080p HDR in the info bar for up to a minute before it changes to UH HDR

      That's what happens with my LG C6 OLED in the Uk.

      The above is assuming you are talking about 4K Tv shows included with Prime. It is much harder to find 4K movies and they are not free in the UK.
       
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      Best found (and paid for) on the main amazon site. Link to UHD movies: Amazon.co.uk: Prime Video
      There are a few movies there I can see listed as free if a Prime member: Elysium, Moneyball, Julie and Julia, The Big Sick, Chi-Raq, Wiener-dog, Think like a Man, Last Flag Flying, This is the End, The Wall.
      Look for the Prime logo at the top left of the listing for each movie and add to watchlist.

      4K movies would then be easily found on the TV/player app under your videolibrary (if paid for) or watchlist (if free). If not a Prime member the 30 day free trial should be enough time to watch the free movies listed above...;)
       
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      BTW check you have the Internet bandwidth for 4k before paying for any streaming services. IIRC Netflix wants 25Mbps, but that's after all the phones etc. in the house do regular e-mail checks, etc.
      Can I stream Netflix in Ultra HD?
       
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      Sorry slight problem posting this. I got very confused by this problem on prime. Totally agree with the previous poster giro tv section and look for row with 4K titles. It must say Ultra 4K in the actual title it it just the low bandwidth version.
       
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      If you scroll down to Genres all the 4K HDR is in there.
       
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      Actually, there is even more 4K TV programmes available than shown in that section but you have to use Google to search for them. Then add them to your watch list

      Programmes like Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Red Oaks, All or Nothing: Man City, All or Nothing: All Blacks are all available in UHD on Prime I the Uk but don't show in the 4K section in the app.
       
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      I tried adding Mrs Maisel UHD to my watch list from the browser in UHD but then I go back to the TV app and it is back in HD. Jack Ryan is fine and can be found on the TV UHD list. I'm giving up on this for now and hope that Prime improves its search. Meanwhile I'll watch Mrs Maisel in HD I suppose. Thanks for your assistance.
       
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      Assuming you are in the Uk, this link should bring you to the web page for that show in UHD. Add it to your watchlist.

      Open up the Amazon prime app on your TV, scroll across to Watchlist and the UHD version should be in there and play the UHD version and not HD. The series is still in my watchlist and still plays in UHD as I just checked.

      Amazon.co.uk: Watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel [Ultra HD] | Prime Video
       
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      Thanks to everyone who helped me with this. Now in my watch list. All sorted. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong but this works for me using the PC - I was trying this on my phone and I had some problems.

      Use your PC browser (or mac) to goto 4k part of site using this link.

      Amazon.co.uk: Prime Video

      You can see all the movies and the prime included ones have a little blue tick in the info panel to indicate they are included in the prime package. Add those you want to your watch list and then check on the TV you should find that they are there in the 4k versions.
       
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      Has anyone managed to find a link to the Romanoffs in Ultra HD that works in the UK? I have found it on Amazon.com through a Google search (see here: Amazon.com: Watch The Romanoffs - Season 1 [Ultra HD] | Prime Video) but not on Amazon.co.uk. When I add it to my Watchlist on my PC from this link, it isn't there when I then go into the Watchlist on my TV.
       
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      Its a US show right? If so it probably has rights to an American TV network that don't allow it to be shown in the UK. Lots of stuff is like that on Amazon and Netflix.
       
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      It’s an Amazon Prime Orginal. My understanding is that it is being shown in the US only on Amazon Prime Video. So I don’t think that’s the issue. I can get it in HD no problem, but I’d like to be able to see it in 4K. Why would they only make it available here in HD when it’s their own show?
       
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      I have no idea, likely because they are either planning to release it later in the UK or they are selling it to a TV network in the UK just like Netflix did with Peaky Blinders to the BBC.
       
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      Maddening really. It’s not as if I haven’t paid for my Amazon Prime subscription. It’s been trailed in the press here as coming out in 4K, so I am feeling short-changed. It’s not as if there are that many sources of 4K TV content at the moment. Anyone know if there’s an easy way to contact Amazon to vent?
       
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      I just moved to the USA and can't use my UK prime here at all. Just the way it is unfortunately.
       
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      Contact CS via email, chat or phone.
      They won't do anything but you might get a £5 credit or a months free prime which is their usual method to make you walk away happy (and leave them good feedback)...;)
       

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