4k Ultra HD Movies Now On Google Play
Today, Google Play’s movie service starting offering 4k movies to purchase or rent. The new UHD resolution is only viewable on select devices though, for now limited to Chromecast Ultra ($69) connected to a 4k TV, Sony Bravia Android TVs, and the Android Xiaomi Mi Box 3 media player.
Google provided a short list of titles available in 4k (labeled UHD) such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Lucy, and Everest, but from a PC the only movie we found available to purchase in UHD was The Secret Life of Pets for $29.99. (Here’s an updated list of all 4k UHD titles on Google Play.)
If $30 seems steep, right now Google Play is offering 50% off any one movie purchase or rental. That means you can get The Secret Life of Pets in Ultra HD for $15. We haven’t heard yet if HDR specs are included, but we’ll revise this article once we find out. (Note: If you have a Chromecast Ultra and want to help us update this article let us know!)
Most 4k movies on Google Play are likely to sell for $29.99 each, the same price as UHD titles on Walmart’s Vudu.