4K content is on its way, but (mostly) not in time for the holidays.
- Amazon began streaming some 4K early in December. Prime members can access many TV shows and some movies in 4K; non-prime users have a smaller selection.
- But 4K content still lags behind the hardware, in quantity and quality.
- Meanwhile, streaming devices are increasing in popularity (with Roku in the lead) and Android TVs will soon expand the smart TV market.
- Quantum dot technology is likely to be big at CES this year, and LG already announced their new quantum dot TV. As we’ve discussed, the move to 4K/UHD is about much more than just resolution. Quantum dot is one technology that will enable the rich color and high contrast that could make 4K TV look its best.
What does all this mean? Once the standards and content are in place to support 4K, look forward to some beautiful television in the new year.