Almost a year after launching support for Ultra High Definition (UHD) movies in the US, it appears that Google is now selling some UHD content on Google Play Movies & TV in Australia.
Google announced the availability of 4K movies in Google Play in December last year after announcing the Chromecast Ultra, which is capable of streaming content in 4K, at their first Made by Google event in October 2016. Since launching, 4K movies have so far only been available through Google Play in the U.S. and Canada, but there’s a few now available to purchase in Australia.
So far there appears to be only four movies available to purchase: Spiderman: Homecoming, Rough Night, Life and Smurfs: The Lost Village, with prices ranging from $24.99 for Spiderman and Rough Night, down to $22.99 for Life, and $19.99 for Smurfs: The Lost Village.
At their September iPhone event, Apple announced a 4K capable AppleTV set top box and as a bonus, announced they would be updating their iTunes customers HD purchases in iTunes to UHD quality. Google has yet to match this update, but pricing comparisons for purchasing movies seems to be similar with Spiderman: Homecoming also priced at $24.99 on the Australian iTunes store.
In their support documentation for 4K movies on Google Play Movies, which still lists UHD movies as only being available in the U.S and Canada, Google says you can search for UHD movies on the web simply by searching ‘UHD’, but it appears that’s not quite working here yet.
If you’re in the market for UHD movies – and your internet connection can handle it – you can grab at least four (that we’ve found) from Google Play now, so head over and grab them.