As 4K Blu-Ray players, 4K UHD BD, 4K TV and 4K monitors have become more mature, we now have all the software and hardware it takes for us to enjoy 4K videos.
Currently, there are quite a few platforms in Singapore that allow people to download or stream 4K videos online. For people who have yet to purchase a 4K player or UHD BD, so long as they have Internet access, they can still enjoy a wide variety of quality 4K content.
Currently, Netflix provides three different subscription plans in Singapore with monthly fees of SGD 10.98, SGD 13.98 and SGD 16.98. While all three plans give subscribers unlimited access to all the content that is available on the platform, the SGD 16.98 premium package offers UHD 4K content across up to 4 devices (which allows 4 different users to watch Netflix simultaneously on their own devices).
In 2010, YouTube started supporting the upload and playing of 4K videos, and in late 2016, the video-sharing site went a step further to make 4K live streaming available, enabling users to stream standard and even 360-degree videos in 4K format. Now, there’s also a “4K” tag that appears in the description of 4K videos, making it easier for users to spot these videos.
Amazon Prime Video launched in Singapore at the end of 2016. It is, currently, the only online video platform that allows users to not only watch 4K videos online, but also download 4K videos to watch offline for free, making it possible for users to access and enjoy their videos, such as popular TV series, even when there is no Wi-Fi.
In addition to these aforementioned platforms, according to some reports, Facebook has also started testing their 4K video features in 2017. As of now, Facebook only allows a handful of personal accounts and pages to upload 4K videos (these videos can also be viewed in 4K format).