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Google Play Movies and TV gets improved 4K video support

Google Play Movies and TV gets improved 4K video support

Owners of some Samsung Smart TVs will also now be able to stream 4K movie titles using the Play Movies & TV app running on the television, and this functionality will be rolled out to some LG smart TVs in the near future as well. Google is also expanding its 4K movies to Sony Bravia sets via HDR. And to go along with the free 4K upgrades, Google has also announced a price decrease for most 4K movie listings through the platform.

Meanwhile, they're also dropping prices on 4K content nearly across the board. Google will let you know whether your past purchases are presently accessible in 4K, and on the off chance that they are, you can get the overhaul at no extra expense. Even if you bought SD instead of HD when the latter was available, they're bumping it all the way up to 4K. Once the movies are upgraded to 4K you will get a notification the next time you open the app. Last year Apple made a decision to upgrade already purchased HD movies to 4K HDR versions for free, and now Google Play is following suit. All of this will take place behind the scenes and won't require you to fill out a form to process the upgrade. Starting today, it has reduced the price of many 4K titles below $20. On top of all that, all Play Movies & TV apps on LG, Samsung and Sony TVs will be updated with a new UI this week as well.

Georgia police officer killed; suspect on the loose
Toney's killing is the first line-of-duty death in the county since May 1993 when an officer was killed in a traffic accident. Toney was shot at from inside the suspect vehicle as soon as he approached the auto in a parking lot at a middle school.

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