DirecTV rolls out 4K programing, however just for these with Samsung TVs
Early final yr, DirecTV registered a slew of 4K-branded logos to slap on its eventual UHD content material roll out. None of these logos bubbled to the general public eye, however the content material, at the least, is lastly right here: beginning this week, clients with the Genie HD DVR will be capable of stream 20 films from Paramount Footage and K2 Communications in 4K. The listing is a mishmash of blockbusters and documentaries (together with issues like Forrest Gump, Star Trek (2009) and Mummies: Secrets and techniques of the Pharaohs) however there is a catch: you possibly can solely watch them for those who personal a Samsung 4K TV.
DirecTV’s announcement lists Samsung as its unique 4K UHD launch companion, explaining that the content material is just out there to clients with the aforementioned DVR and a supported UHD 4K-prepared Samsung gadget. Sort of odd, contemplating most content material is producer agnostic. Nonetheless, selecting Samsung as its first official associate is hardly a shock: the producer has all the time labored intently with DirecTV, and is among the many manufacturers that helps RVU natively. The corporate did not say how lengthy the manufacture unique deal would final, however informed Engadget it expects to see extra TVs which might be “DirecTV 4K Prepared” launching all through subsequent yr. Take a look at the supply hyperlink for the supplier’s official announcement.