What can I watch in 4K this Christmas?
Make those Christmas evenings extra special by cosying up in front of a 4K UHD TV.
25 Oct 2018
Here’s our pick of the best things to watch in 4K this Christmas…
Your favourite flicks in Ultra HD Blu-ray
There’s nothing quite like throwing on a good film after your Christmas dinner – even if you are asleep by the time the credits roll.
Blu-ray has always been the best way to watch movies… but now, with 4K technology and Ultra HD Blu-ray – designed specifically for 4K TVs – you can watch your favourite films in 4 times the resolution of standard Blu-ray.
They use HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, which delivers greater contrast and colour accuracy – meaning you’ll see subtle details in shadowy scenes and colours closer to real life.
For the ultimate Christmas-movie marathon, hook up your 4K TV to an Ultra HD Blu-ray player like the LG UBK90 Smart 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD player.
Festive footie in 4K
Christmas is a time for friends, family… and of course, sport.
And now you can enjoy all the excitement of your favourite Boxing Day matches without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
BT Sport 4K Ultra HD now shows top-flight footy in 4K – Champions League, the Premier League, Europa League and the FA Cup. And Sky Q shows it in Ultra HD with 124 Premier league games in 4K resolution this season.
Whether you want to watch your favourite team on BT Sport or Sky Q, you’ll get to see the game in 4 times the detail of Full HD. You’ll be able to pick out faces in the crowd, individual blades of grass and even the players’ boot studs.
Binge-watch the latest box-sets
The Christmas holidays are the perfect time to catch up on all your must-see shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
You’ll find these apps on most 4K TVs – and with the list of 4K content growing all the time you won’t want to miss out. Try watching…
- The Crown: Now into its third season on Netflix, The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. A must-watch if you love a good period drama.
- Empire: Centred on the cut-throat music industry, this follows the Lyon dynasty – hip-hop's most powerful family and the force behind the Empire record label. Find it on Amazon Prime now.
Not got the app on your TV? Invest in an Amazon Fire TV stick with Alexa remote. It puts all your streaming and catch-up TV apps in one place and offers instant streaming with no buffering.
Sky Cinema in 4K
A couple of years back, Sky Movies relaunched as Sky Cinema and brought some of the greatest 4K films to your 4K TV.
From ‘90s classic Forrest Gump – a heart-warming Christmas watch – to iconic gangster movie The Godfather, there are 1000s of on-demand movies to download and watch whenever you want.
And there are new films being broadcast all the time on the Sky Cinema channels, including premieres of Marvel’s Black Panther and Pixar’s family-favourite Coco.
The LG 55" Smart 4K OLED TV combines OLED technology with 4K resolution to create richer pictures with deeper blacks and brighter whites, plus improved sharpness and detail.
Experience finer detail and more vibrant colours with HDR, and incredibly powerful and realistic sound thanks to the Dolby Atmos sound system.
And – as not every show on TV is produced in 4K – this clever bit of tech features upscaling technology, so even standard definition content will appear in near-4K quality.