Sports-live streaming service fuboTV has launched 4K HDR in beta, allowing users to watch Fifa World Cup 2018 matches in the best possible quality. It works on Apple TV, Chromecast and Fire TV, and will expand to Roku soon.
Live sports in 4K HDR
The company points out that it is first to launch 4K HDR via streaming, ahead of competing service in the US such as those from AT&T, Google, Dish, and Sony. The company also used the opportunity to boast about its 60fps video streaming and cloudPVR support.
- "Launching 4K HDR is a testament to our dedication and relentless pursuit to developing for consumers the world's premier live video streaming service for live sports and entertainment," said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV.
As a subscriber to fuboTV in the US you can watch matches from the Fifa World Cup 2018 on Fox and FS1 in 4K HDR video quality. fuboTV is using the HDR10 format. 4K HDR video streaming is supported on Apple TV 4K, Chromecast Ultra, and Fire TV at launch. It will also be available on Roku “in the coming weeks”, the company confirmed.
The company recommends minimum bandwidth speeds of 40 Mb/s, preferably higher. It added that “4K HDR-capable TVs may also need calibration to present the content correctly”. The actual bitrate was not detailed.
fuboTV said that it has partnered with Ateme who has provided the software and infrastructure know-how to make it possible.
A subscription package starts at $45 for the base tier. More information can be found on fubo.tv
fuboTV in 4K HDR
Requirements You must stream from one of the compatible devices. Your device must have the latest version of the fuboTV app. Your display or TV must be compatible with HDR10. Use an HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compatible cable. Minimum internet speed suggested - 40Mbps
Compatible devices: Apple TV 4K Chromecast Ultra FireTV 4K FireTV Cube
Coming soon: Roku Premier Roku Premier+ Roku Ultra