[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.