What you need to know
- Disney has begun offering its movies in 4K HDR on iTunes.
- The company began rolling out the higher quality versions of its films today.
- Customers who already purchased a Disney film will be upgraded to 4K HDR if available.
Reported by 9to5Mac, Disney is finally offering its movies in 4K and 4K HDR through iTunes. For films that support it, Disney is also rolling out support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
Users with access to Disney movies through Vudu and Disney+ have had access to the higher quality on the Apple TV 4K already, but anyone who has Disney films through iTunes will now benefit as well. As Apple does with all of its iTunes films and TV shows, it appears that if you already own a Disney film through iTunes, you will be automatically upgraded to the 4K HDR version.
The rollout is happening right now and appears to cover a bunch of different content that Disney oversees like Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars.
According to the report, only users in some countries are reporting the changes, so the deal between Apple and Disney could be limited to certain regions.
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