DIRECTV is the first to launch 4K UHD service for any cable or satellite provider. However, you have to own Samsung 4k UHD TVs and DIRECTV’s Genie HD DVR (HR34 and above). This was launched November 14, 2014 and now allows you to choose from 19 4K titles:
- “Forrest Gump”
- “Star Trek (2009)”
- “The Terminal”
- “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
- “The Last Reef”
- “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs”
- “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag”
- “Dinosaurs Alive!”
- “Coral Reef Adventure”
- “Space Junk”
- “Legends of Flight”
- “The Ultimate Wave Tahiti”
- “Mysteries of the Great Lakes”
The executive vice president of DIRECTV, Romulo Pontual, states:
“For more than 20 years, DIRECTV has been changing the way people watch TV as the first to move the industry from analog to digital to HD and now the ultimate TV experience with 4K TV. The picture quality and depth of detail that 4K provides is nothing short of remarkable and we will continue to expand our 4K lineup as consumer demand grows and evolves.”
What’s M-GO and Why Should You Care?
M-GO, for those of you who don’t know, is a pay as you go movie and TV streaming service similar to Hulu. As of November 12th, 2014 Samsung and M-GO have announced the launch of M-GO’s Ultra HD content library on Samsung 4K TVs. The service will begin with 4K streaming titles: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, “The Giver, Power”, “Ghost in the Shell” and “Limitless”. By the end of 2014, M-Go has promised its service will ramp up with new titles every week, pushing towards 100.
Furthermore, by the end of 2014, Comcast will launch their 4K service also. What are the requirements? A Samsung 4K UHD TV at launch. High-Five Samsung!