General Discussion Which services include 4K and which require premium upgrades?

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Updated with great summary from @Tino
  1. Netflix PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION NEEDED
  2. Amazon Prime INCLUDED
  3. Disney+ INCLUDED
  4. Hulu INCLUDED
  5. CBS All Access PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION NEEDED
  6. HBO Max NO 4K
  7. Peacock. NO 4K
  8. AppleTV INCLUDED
  9. other?
Yes, this is a "let me google that for you" type question. But I'm worn out and looking for easy info :)

What services include 4K standard and what require a premium subscription?

  1. Netflix
  2. Amazon Prime
  3. Disney+
  4. Hulu
  5. CBS All Access
  6. HBO Max
  7. Peacock
  8. AppleTV
  9. other?
I have 1 - 5, and need to figure out what happens if I want to go 4K. Making it harder, maybe, is I've got the 3-year promo sub for D+, and have annual pre-paid for Hulu and CBS.
 
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Disney+ is one price for all resolution levels. Netflix charges for different levels of quality.
 
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Yes, this is a "let me google that for you" type question. But I'm worn out and looking for easy info :)

What services include 4K standard and what require a premium subscription?

  1. Netflix
  2. Amazon Prime
  3. Disney+
  4. Hulu
  5. CBS All Access
  6. HBO Max
  7. Peacock
  8. other?
I have 1 - 5, and need to figure out what happens if I want to go 4K. Making it harder, maybe, is I've got the 3-year promo sub for D+, and have annual pre-paid for Hulu and CBS.
Right now, HBO Max and Peacock are not 4K capable.
 
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And of those on the list that do offer 4K, Netflix is the only one that charges extra for it.
 
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I just added AppleTV to the list of option as I forgot about it. I think it’s 4K included in the fixed price subscription.
 

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I just added AppleTV to the list of option as I forgot about it. I think it’s 4K included in the fixed price subscription.
I think that’s right also. It’s certainly included in the free year you get with purchasing an Apple device.
 

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CBS AA also charges extra for 4K. You need to have the commercial free plan.
 
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I'm disappointed that HBOMAX does not offer 4K but PEACOCK is worse as they don't even indicate if what is being shown is HD or SD.
Guess I'm not missing much w/ my Roku then... though they finally got Peacock on board not long ago -- I only briefly checked out a few things on there and not ready to pay for what seems like fairly forgettable service so far...

Seems like they'll need to get more competitive in this increasingly crowded market despite the Covid-19 induced, captive audience...

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