iTunes Has 4K HDR Movie Listings in Canada, Ahead of Apple TV 4K Launch


iTunes now features a dedicated 4K HDR section for movies, showcasing titles available for purchase or rent in 4K, ahead of this Friday’s Apple TV 4K launch.

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Apple says these titles are “Crisp. Lifelike. Positively stunning.”

Movies are listed in the categories of: Latest releases, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror, Kids & Family and All 4K Movies:

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Apple’s Eddy Cue announced at the recent iPhone event movies already purchased would automatically upgraded to 4K, when available. Purchases of 4K movies will cost the same as HD.

Clicking through to individual movie listings don’t list 4K as a download or purchase option yet, as only HD and SD are showing, but this is likely to change soon.

Did you pre-order an Apple TV 4K? If you want one in time for Friday, Apple’s online store is sold out for the launch day, but Best Buy has pre-orders available.


  • I don’t know why…. but the HDR / 4K list in Canada is not great…. especially compare to US 🙁 It might have something to do with the distribution companies or rights in different countries!!! Oh well 🙁 Hope this will be fixed soon! Because, the list is quite sad now…. in CA!

  • Quattro

    And some older ones are at the $15 pricing, and others are on sale. So they really are at HD pricing, without holding back. That’s nice.

  • Quattro

    No Avatar or Guardians of the Galaxy!!
    Still… I’m going to be rewatching lots of already purchased movies.

  • Sean Sommerfeld

    I’m reading that when you buy a 4K title, you can’t actually download it and stream it from your Mac or PC to your ATV, rather it must be streamed from the iTS every time you watch it.

    In Canada, with our bandwidth caps and poor throughput, this is likely going to be a deal killer for many- if I am understanding things correctly.

  • Decodering

    I don’t know where you live, but in Quebec data is pretty cheap and plentiful, and service solid, in most of the areas where the population can support such a service.

    Here, the real deal killer, if there is one, would be the lack of content (locally-made films, non-blockbusters) that would appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

  • bbousquet

    I agree. My 120/20 link with Videotron has been quite reliable and speedy for the past year or so.

  • Sean Sommerfeld

    Yeah, maybe mostly a rural problem.

    My little ISP is upgrading to LTE, so hopefully throughput will hit ~20Mbps before the end of the year.

    But still, lots of Canadians have caps, no?

    This streaming only distribution model is a pretty big departure from the way Apple has been doing things for the last ten years or so…