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Google Play Movies Hands Out Free 4K Upgrades, Drops 4K Pricing Too

Google Play Movies Hands Out Free 4K Upgrades, Drops 4K Pricing Too

Google wants as many people to know it sells 4K movies and they just got cheaper.

The average price of 4K films on Google Play is now lower than before.

Google has likewise disclosed that it won't charge the users additional for its 4K motion pictures any longer - they'll now cost the equivalent as their HD form on the stage.

Google today made a number of announcements related to its Google Play Movies & TV service. The latest version of the app will alert users which titles have been upgraded, with the ability to filter by 4K content.

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Just over a week ago, a teardown of a recent Play Movies build revealed several strings of code that hinted at Google potentially upgrading user's movies to 4K. You can now watch titles in 4K via the Movies & TV app on "most 4K Samsung Smart TVs".

Google is offering movie buffs who have bought standard or HD titles from its Play store a valuable perk: they can now access the ultra high definition 4K versions of the same titles (if available) at no extra cost. You will have the opportunity to click through and see a full list of the upgrades as well. Get started by browsing our top 4K titles.

According to information from Google, 4K content will begin rolling out today with movies and TV shows from participating studios, with more content and additional upgrades in the future as more 4K content becomes available.

The Google Play Movies & TV app design was updated for Samsung, LG, and Vizio TVs with a modern look and feel in order to provide a better experience for users. You're still going to have to re-buy those old Marvel movies for the increased resolution.


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