Ultra-high definition video, also known as 4K, is beginning to become more popular. As costs for both camera tech and storage have fallen, it’s become a popular format for capturing fantastic and cinematic experiences. Yet most of the 4K content you’ll find on YouTube is relatively uninteresting.
To help solve the content problem, UltraFlix was formed. They give users the ability to rent 4K movies and stream them to devices in their home. For the moment, they have a relatively small library. The roughly 600 movie titles include cult favorites such as Zoolander as well as other popular movies such as Saving Private Ryan and Anchorman. You have to pay by movie, renting for a period or buying to own. It’s not entirely like Netflix, although the movies may be in better quality.
Ultraflix, as part of their platform expansion, have just added support for the NVIDIA Shield TV. The Shield, which already includes support for 4K video playback, can really take advantage of this app for a great video watching experience. The Google Play Store listing seems to indicate support for mobile devices and other Android TV boxes, but you won’t get the same ultra-high video quality.
Ultraflix’s Valentines day promotion still seems to be active, giving you plenty of rentals for an inexpensive price.
The app is free to download and register through Google Play, although any content you want to watch will require payment.