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Disney+ Will Have 4K Content Available Upon Launch

Stephanie Sengwe

Disney+ is not taking any prisoners when it launches on November 12. With spurs of promo launching on social media, Disney making sure that Disney+ comes out of the gate as a formidable competitor. At the D23 Expo today, the company announced that Disney+ will allow subscribers to stream most of its originals and for some of its older library content in 4K.

Last month, Hulu brought back support for 4K content from their SVOD service after launching support in 2016 and abruptly removing it last year. Previously, you were able to stream Hulu Originals and select films like the entire James Bond library in 4K on gaming consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. However, Hulu only brought back support for 4K streaming to Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra, this time around.

Various streaming services have offered 4K content including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Netflix has nearly 600 titles in 4K including their original series and some licensed content like Planet Earth, but requires their more expensive Ultra Plan ($16). Amazon Prime Video offers all it original content in 4K (some in HDR), as well as ~50 films like Arrival, Philadelphia, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. fuboTV is the only Live TV Streaming Service to offer live events like the World Cup, Major League Baseball, College Football, and College Basketball live in 4K.

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