How to Setting up Roku Streaming Player for 4k?
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Date : Mar 2, 2019
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The term “4K” means 4K Ultra High Definition, 4K Ultra HD or just 4K UHD, and it attributes to the resolution of the TV, which is a parameter of the amount of detail that you can visualize on the screen. The resolution of a conventional 1080p Full HD TV is restricted to 1,920 columns and 1,080 rows of pixels, whereas a 4K Ultra HD TV has an incremented resolution of 3,840 columns and 2,160 rows of pixels. With four times the resolution of 1080p, 4K offers finesse in picture resolution over trending HD resolutions.
The following are needed to enjoy 4K Ultra HD content on an adaptable Roku player.
- Compatible 4K Ultra HD TV with an accessible HDMI 2.0 input that supports HDCP 2.2
- Roku player with capacity of streaming 4K Ultra HD
- Brilliant internet connection with sufficient bandwidth for streaming 4K Ultra HD (up to 25 Mbps may be needed)
- Streaming platform such as Netflix with a scheme that supports streaming in 4K Ultra HD
- Top-Class High Speed HDMI® Cable (*not required when linking Roku® Streaming Stick®+ directly to adaptable TV)
HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2:
For successfully Roku streaming 4K content, all devices linked to your compatible Roku device must be supportive of HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. These devices are your TV, an AVR, and any other device connected in between. If even one device does not support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, then the 4K movie or TV show can only be watched in a lower resolution, such as 720p or 1080p.
HDCP 2.2 is a portrait and content safeguarding standard required by the TV and movie industry. Some older 4K Ultra HD TVs are not supportive of HDCP 2.2, whereas others may only be supportive HDCP 2.2 on a single HDMI input. Find out what to look for when trying to select an HDMI input that is supportive of HDCP 2.2.
Once you are assured that your other devices support HDMI 2.0 and you classify the inputs that support HDCP 2.2, utilize the instructions given below for establishing a connection with your Roku player.
The Roku Streaming Stick+ establishes a connection directly to an HDMI input and does not need an HDMI cable.
Utilize the Suggested Option Below That Aligns with Your Settings.
1. Establishing a Connection Directly with Compatible 4K TV.
- Establish a connection between Streaming Stick+ and an available HDMI 2.0 input on your TV that is supportive of HDCP 2.2.
2. Establishing a Connection of AVR or Sound Bar with HDMI Switching.
- Establish a connection between your Streaming Stick+ and an available HDMI 2.0 input on your AVR that is supportive of HDCP 2.2.
- Establish a connection of Premium High Speed HDMI Cable to an output on the AVR or sound bar.Further, link the opposite end to an available HDMI 2.0 input on your TV that is supportive of HDCP 2.2.
3. Establishing a Connection of an ARC (audio return channel) Capable TV and AVR or Sound Bar.
- Link your Streaming Stick+ to an available HDMI 2.0 input on your TV that is supportive of HDCP 2.2.
- Establish a connection between a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable and an HDMI port on your TV that is supportive of ARC, or audio return channel. Link the opposite end to an HDMI port on the AVR or sound bar that is supportive ARC. Both the TV and AVR or sound bar must be supportive of ARC. Consider your TV and AVR or sound bar product documentation for further information about this requirement.
After the connections are established, switch on your Roku player and finish Guided Setup by utilizing instructions from the proper article present on the Setup page.
Where can I Avail 4K Ultra HD Content?
Whether availing the Roku Channel Store or the 4K Spotlight channel, find out how to find 4K Ultra HD movies and TV shows on your Roku player or Streaming Stick+ from multiple streaming channels.