Where Can I Find 4K & Dolby Atmos Content for My Home Movie Theater?
Our Guide to Finding the Highest-Quality Shows & Movies
In a luxury home movie theater, you want to make the most of the impressive screen and speakers you’ve had installed. After all, what’s the use of a wall-sized screen and surround sound if you’re watching standard-definition films or listening to sound not optimized for Dolby Atmos?
But if you want to enjoy movies and television in stunning 4K, it’s not always clear where to look for the format. Not every streaming platform offers premium content in 4K or Dolby Atmos.
So, to help, we’ve put together a guide to find the highest-quality entertainment to stream or purchase. Read on to find the best solutions for your Jupiter, FL home theater.
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Netflix was many people’s introduction to online streaming. But does its content library still hold up today? With a Netflix Premium subscription, you can watch HD and 4K titles on up to four simultaneous streams for your family. Many movies and shows are Dolby Atmos compatible, too, including popular programs like You and Stranger Things. Unfortunately, a basic plan does not include 4K formats.
On Hulu, 4K content is available with a standard subscription plan but is limited to certain TV shows. As of now, Hulu is not optimized for Dolby Atmos formats.
HBO’s streaming platform does offer movies in 4K UHD through its ad-free plan. However, the cheaper ‘with ads’ subscription does not include 4K content.
Already a Prime member? Select films in 4K UHD are yours to enjoy with a Prime membership. You’ll also find Dolby Digital 5.1 and, to a lesser extent, Dolby Atmos audio support. As time goes on, we're sure that more and more movies and episodes will be available for Dolby Atmos and 4K.
Don’t forget good ol’ Blu-ray! Blu-ray is often the best way to find 4K and Dolby Atmos movies and shows. Plus, you won’t have to worry about buffering when the Wi-Fi acts up. Of course, you have to purchase each title in hardcopy, but it’s often worth it for a favorite movie.
If you’d like to own and store movies offline but don’t have time to run to the store, Kaleidescape is an excellent alternative to a shelf packed full of DVDs. A Kaleidescape server stores purchased movies that are yours forever. You’ll find many titles in 4K and Dolby Atmos that aren’t compressed as you’d see on streaming services. The lossless audio quality is far superior to streaming online, too.
Kaleidescape servers can store a lot of movies and shows—between 400 and 1,2000 movies in 4K, depending on your storage space. Kaleidescape offers the perfect mix between Blu-ray quality films and the instant access of streaming.
Now that you know where to find high-end content, do you have the home theater to match it? If your home entertainment could use an upgrade, Definitive Electronics is here to help. Contact our home theater experts here to get started!