4k Channels

4k-ultrahd-logo[Updated Oct. 18, 2023]

Here’s a list of 4k channels available from cable and satellite TV services, as well as streaming services. 4k TV provides a video resolution of 3840×2160 (8.3 megapixels) which in effect is 4x the current HD standard of 1920×1080 (2.1 megapixels). 4k broadcasts are often enhanced by the use of the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) High Dynamic Range (HDR) specification to extend the color depth, luminance, brightness, and contrast of video. And, it’s common for 4k content to be upscaled from HD content. Still though, the higher resolution provides better video sharpness. Please also see our list of HD channels.

List of 4k/HDR Ultra HD Cable Channels

Altice USA Optimum 4k Channel

  • Channel 200 – Dedicated


  • On Demand or Live via Xi6 IP video client

DIRECTV 4k Channels

  • Channel 104 – DTV4K – 24/7 shows, originals & docs
  • Channel 105 – LIVE4K – Live Sporting Events
  • Channel 106 – LIVE4K2 – Live Sporting Events
  • Channel 107 – CINE4K – Pay Per View Movies
  • Channel 108 – CINE4K2 – Pay Per View Movies
  • Channel 1104 – 4k On Demand

DISH 4k Channels

  • Channel 540 – Dedicated

Verizon Fios TV One

  • Channel 1498 (Fios TV 4k 1)
  • Channel 1499 (Fios TV 4k 2)

4k/HDR Live Streaming Channels

Right now, fuboTV and YouTube TV are the only live streaming services that offer 4k Ultra HD and HDR. Unfortunately, you can’t get live TV in 4k with DirecTV, Hulu, or Sling (as of Jan. 23, 2023). However, if you authenticate an app through a service you may be able to live stream in 4k. For example, FOX provides 4k UHD through the FOX Sports app for mobile devices and streaming media players.

4k/HDR on Streaming Services

Ultra HD content can also be found on streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV 4k, Disney+, and Netflix. The 4k content is often enhanced with Dolby Vision and HDR10 High Dynamic Range specs. And, some titles feature Dolby Atmos audio. Read: Ways to Watch 4k Ultra HD Movies & TV Shows

4k/HDR on Blu-ray Disc

There are hundreds of movies and TV shows available in 4k, HDR, and Dolby Atmos on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. The discs need to be played on a 4k Blu-ray player. and viewed on a 4k or 4k/HDR TV to fully experience 4k resolution and color. See a list of 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray titles.

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  1. Recently Fios added ESPN 4K Events on channel 1496 .

    “Channel 1496 (Fios TV 4k 3)”: is ok since ESPN does not have a full time 4K channel yet.

    Thanks for the updates .

    also October looks to be a huge month for 4K Live Sports
    MLB: American League Post Season coverage (Fox Sports)
    MLB World Series (Fox Sports)
    EPL Soccer matches
    College Football Saturdays (2 games from Fox Sports, 1 game from ESPN, and Notre Dame Home games via NBA)

    also possibly NBA and NHL home games from select RSNs (Regional Sports nets)
    Last season the following home games were available in 4K on DirecTV
    Chicago Bulls / Chicago Blackhawks (NBA Sports net Chicago , also available on Xfinity in Chicago market)
    Denver Nuggets/ Colorado Avalanche (Altitude Sports net)
    LA Lakers, (Spectrum Sports Net )

  2. DirecTV updated their 4K channel numbers a few months ago to make room for additional live sports events. please update :

    104 – Full-time mix content
    105 – Live Sports and events in 4K
    106 – Live Sports and events in 4K (2)
    107 – PPV movies in 4k and Live Sports and Events in 4K (3)
    108 – PPV movies in 4K HDR


      • Spoke with Spectrum today as I just picked up a 4K DVR from them… no 4K content! Nothing in the pipeline too. So at least 1 year in my thinking. Maybe time for me to switch.

        • What’s unique about Spectrum is they provide a 4K feed of LA Dodgers and LA Lakers home games on DirecTV but the provider themselves don’t offer 4K


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