Samsung Adds NanoTech’s UltraFlix 4K Service

It’s still somewhat shocking to realize that all the 4K content in the world is only available over the Net — not from a pay TV service or on a Blu-ray disc.

Samsung is the latest company to add the icon for NanoTech’s UltraFlix 4K streaming service to its UHD TV sets. No net-top box needed! Samsung is said to have about 50% of the US UHD TV market.

On November 26, Samsung added the UltraFlix icon to all 2014 and 2015 models and most 2013 models in North America and Europe. Samsung UHD TV owners will be able to access more than 500 hours of “pristine 4K Ultra HD PPV movies, concerts, TV shows and special events, including 100 hours of dazzling free content.”

NanoTech says its HEVC software achieves up to 50% better compression than the traditional H.264 compression technology.

NanoTech’s EVP of sales and marketing Andy Taylor said, “Samsung is the leader in TV technology, so we are excited to launch the UltraFlix streaming service on their complete….

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