DirecTV Launching 4k Video On Demand Service for Samsung TV Owners

Posted by at 12:11 pm on November 14, 2014

DirecTVLogoThis weekend, satellite television provider DirecTV will become the first multi-channel video provider to offer 4K Ultra HD programming direct to customers. At launch, DirecTV will begin offering 19 movies and documentaries from both Paramount Pictures and Havoc, with more titles to be announced soon.

Customers will need an Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR34 and above, and a Samsung UHD TV that is DirecTV 4K ready. Pricing for 4K movies will range from $4 to $16, and will be on a per-movie-basis.

Titles initially available are Forrest Gump, Star Trek (2009), Amistad, The Terminal, McLintock!, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Last Reef, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, Antarctica, Dolphins, Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag, Dinosaurs Alive!, Coral Reef Adventure, Space Junk, Yellowstone, Legends of Flight, Rescue, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes.

The company notes that it “will continue to expand our 4K lineup as consumer demand grows and evolves.”

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