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Google Play is Upgrading Your Movie Library to 4K for Free

Lights, Camera, 4K!
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You may have noticed some recent improvements to your in-home movie streaming experience. That's because in the US and Canada, Google Play Movies & TV is upgrading your previously purchased SD and HD movies to 4K for free, according to a blog post by Google.

Your Movie Library Just Got Better

Eligible titles (SD or HD) previously purchased from Google Play or YouTube that are available now in 4K will automatically be upgraded to the highest resolution. So far, only movies from Fox, Lionsgate, NBC Universal, Sony (US only) and/or Warner Brothers qualify for the enhancement, but other titles may be upgraded in the future as more Hollywood studios participate in the program.

Additionally, the movies must have been redeemed before October 23, 2018 to be eligible for the free enhancement. Check your Google Play Movies & TV app (Apple and Android) to see which movies in your library have been upgraded to 4K streaming capabilities. Your Family Library purchases can also be shared at 4K quality.

Discounts Across the Board on 4K Movies

Those looking to expand their 4K digital movie library via Google Play can now expect to pay an average of $10 less per 4K movie title. Films that previously sold for close to $30 can now be had for under $20.

See the Top 4K Movies on Google Play

New Google Play Experience for Smart TVs

To make accessing your 4K movie library easier than ever, the Google Play smart TV app has been updated for Sony, Samsung, and Vizio TVs, with support for LG TVs coming soon.

Don't have a smart TV? Don't worry, there are always discounts on Slickdeals for streaming devices like Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more.

Related: Which Streaming Device is Right for You?

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