Amazon Is Testing 4K Live Streaming




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Want to watch a live event streamed in 4K? Amazon will soon test its first 4K live stream of a major event.

This month at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show Amazon will partner with NASA to live stream 4K video from the International space station.

While this may not make for blockbuster ratings, it will be a great test of what will be Amazon’s first 4K stream.

This all comes just a few weeks after Amazon announced rights to stream 10 NFL games this fall for its Amazon Prime members, raising the question about a possible 4K stream of NFL games this fall. It could have been one of the reasons why Amazon won the contract over several other companies.

4K live content is still fairly rare—even on traditional pay TV; however, streaming has a slow and growing list of content. With Amazon getting ready to launch 4K smart TVs powered by the Fire TV it makes sense that Amazon would be investing in 4K content.

Hopefully this is just the start of many events being lived streamed as many sports fans will happily pay for access to great 4k live streams from Amazon and others.

Cord Cutters News will be at the NAB show in a couple of weeks. We will do our best to give you full coverage of this 4K stream.

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