Watch 4K UHD videos with Google Play Movies & TV
You can buy and watch movies in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality on Google Play Movies & TV. UHD videos are higher quality than HD quality, with sharper images. You can watch your UHD titles using Chromecast Ultra on 4K displays.
About 4K UHD quality4K UHD (or Ultra High Definition) is a quality of video that is even higher than HD. Compared to HD quality (1920 x 1080 pixels), 4K UHD has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This means that the picture will be sharper than HD.
Watching 4K UHD videos
You can currently watch purchased 4K UHD quality videos using Chromecast Ultra, on 4K displays.
- To stream UHD titles, you’ll need a consistent download speed of at least 15 megabits per second.
- Without strong bandwidth, your movie may play in HD or SD quality.
- If you have purchased a title to watch in UHD, and your device can’t display UHD quality video, you’ll be able to watch the title in HD or SD quality.
Purchase videos in 4K UHD quality
To see available 4K UHD videos, view a complete list here.
- Visit the Google Play Store the web or the Play Store app .
- You can search for “UHD”.
- Look for movies which have a badge for 4K quality.
- Next to the movie you’d like to purchase, select the price.
- You will see the option to purchase movies in SD, HD, or UHD.
- To watch the video in UHD quality, select UHD.
- Select Buy or Rent.
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