Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Google Play Goes Big on 4K, Entertainment News

Google Play Movies Hands Out Free 4K Upgrades, Drops 4K Pricing Too Google Play Movies is upgrading select SD and HD movies to 4K for free, reducing prices
Melody Ballard | 26 October, 2018, 00:22

Starting today, some previously-purchased movies will automatically be upgraded to 4K quality once it's available. All you have to do to receive the 4K upgrades is open the Google Play Movies & TV app, and you'll see a screen like the one at the top of this post that will let you know how many movies in your collection were upgraded. Yes, even if you purchased the title in SD or HD, you will be eligible to stream it in 4K after the upgrade.

Meanwhile, they're also dropping prices on 4K content nearly across the board.

Most 4K Samsung Smart TVs are now able to stream 4K content in the Google Play Movies & TV app, too, something that previously required external hardware like a Chromecast Ultra. Don't get me wrong, I own both a 4K Samsung TV and an Apple TV 4K, so I am invested in the resolution, but I am rarely blown away by UHD content. All of this will take place behind the scenes and won't require you to fill out a form to process the upgrade.

Apple and Samsung fined for ‘deliberately slowing down old phones’
This was the result of Apple admitting that they slow down old iPhones with updates and gave a decent reason for their actions. Also, both companies will be required to post notices with links to this decision by the Authority on their Italian websites.

Broncos QB Chad Kelly Arrested, Charged With 1st-Degree Criminal Trepassing
According to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, Kelly 'had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program'. The homeowner told police he thought the door was locked but police found no signs that someone had forced their way inside.

$1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket just misses world record
The lottery jackpot now falls to $40 million and the next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, said a Mega Millions press release. All four tickets matched the five numbers drawn Tuesday night while the $3 million victor also matched the mega number, 5.

We think watching in 4K should be a no brainer, so we're continuously working to make that a reality.

If you want to build a library of 4K movies, Google is making it easier on your wallet. Google notes that it's working with LG to support its TVs as well. You're still going to have to re-buy those old Marvel movies for the increased resolution.

The service is also lowering the prices of its 4K titles, but while it isn't selling them for the same price as HD films, as Apple is, there's not much in it. Of course, you can also watch them on 4K Sony Bravia TVs, as well.

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