August 9, 2018 –America loves 4K. We love it so much that 4K Ultra HD televisions will make up half of all total digital displays sold this year in the United States. That’s why DISH is working hard to get more 4K content into customers’ homes as it becomes available – so you can maximize the potential of your TV.
As part of this effort, DISH is adding EPIX’s 4K UHD movies to its on-demand programming lineup, becoming the first pay-TV provider to roll out this new offering.
If you’re a DISH customer subscribing to EPIX, you can now access select Hollywood movies in 4K UHD directly on your set-top box including, Arrival, The Magnificent Seven, Star Trek Beyond and Transformers: The Last Knight and, coming later this year, films from the James Bond franchise, including Die Another Day, Goldeneye, License To Kill, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love and The Spy Who Loved Me.
To watch EPIX’s 4K UHD titles on demand, you must have a Hopper 3 or 4K Joey connected to a 4K television and subscribe to EPIX a la carte ($7 per month) or the DISH Movie Pack ($10 per month). Additionally, all EPIX subscribers can access 4K UHD content through the authenticated EPIX Apple TV app.
If you own a 4K TV, it's always a welcome sign when another source of Ultra HD content pops up, especially when it includes movies like Arrival. Of course, if you are a DISH/EPIX subscriber, this announcement is a direct bonus. Let's hope other pay-tv providers quickly follow this 4K trend.