Have you bought a new television in the last couple of years? If so, you probably have a 4K-capable TV.
4K is regarded as the gold standard of streaming video presentation.
Not surprisingly, its resolution is about four times stronger than high-definition (HD) you’ve seen.
You don’t need a 4K display to enjoy streaming video, but the noticeably improved picture pops with sharper edges and more vivid colors.
There are also plenty of 4K films and series available from such on-demand streaming services as
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Max, Disney+, Hulu and Paramount+.
Pro Tip: Some services offer 4K streaming on all plans and others charge more for 4K access. Also:
Live-TV streaming services (e.g., YouTube TV) offer little 4K content, so extra charges are generally not
What do you need to stream in 4K?
- A 4K-capable TV.
- A 4K output device, such as a 4K-enabled Roku, to access streaming services. (Internet-connected smart TVs work, too.)
- An internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.
Don’t have a 4K TV? You won’t have to break the bank to get one, with several options costing $200 or less.
Pro Tip: Maybe you’ve heard of 8K TV sets. Those cost at least $1,000 (if you’re lucky), and there’s almost no 8K content available to stream. You’re fine with 4K for at least the next several years.
Retailing for $50, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K has the best Wi-Fi receiver, a voice remote with TV controls and a built-in HDMI port to connect to your TV. It’s also capable of broadcasting Dolby Vision® — which further enhances and highlights colors, brightness and contrast for the best picture possible.
Tipmont has you covered on the last part, with blazing-fast fiber-to-the-home internet plans starting at 250 Mbps. With Tipmont, you can stream as many 4K movies and shows as you want, whenever you want: Unlike other internet service providers, we don’t cap, throttle or charge extra for the data you use.
With Tipmont internet, you’ll always be OK to stream 4K.
Want to learn more?
Sign up for a free, in-person Streaming 101 seminar and Roku demonstration in Linden or Lafayette.