Sony's 'Extremely' 4K streaming service launches on April four
Sony is not losing any time with its 4K streaming service, Extremely, which was introduced again at CES. It’s going to be launching on April four solely on Sony’s new 4K TV units, the corporate introduced as we speak. Do not anticipate any rental choices, although — it seems to be like Sony is focusing solely on digital purchases. The 4K movies will go for $30 with HDR (some will even embrace particular options). These embrace newer titles like Concussion and The Stroll, in addition to older movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
In the event you’ve already bought movies on Sony’s on-line retailer, you’ll improve to the 4K model for a “discounted” worth. You will additionally get 4 titles without spending a dime if you are going to buy a brand new 4K Sony TV this summer time. Moreover, Extremely is Ultraviolet suitable, so you’ll hyperlink to your present library of movies. It sounds such as you’ll solely have the ability to stream Sony-owned Ultraviolet content material, although. We’re following up with Sony to see if that is truly the case.
$30 for a 4K digital buy does sound fairly steep, nevertheless it’s cheaper than shelling out $four hundred for Samsung’s 4K Blu-ray participant and paying a bit extra for discs. And if Extremely finally ends up being straightforward to make use of, I would not be stunned if some Sony clients ended up shopping for a number of titles. Anticipate to see lots extra 4K streaming providers this yr, along with Extremely and Vudu’s choices. And do not be stunned in the event that they find yourself main shoppers away from 4K Blu-ray.