4K video streaming on Android 6.0 Nougat 4K streaming on the latest Android version is finally here, and it’s going to get a little more exciting.
Android 6 to 6.1 Nougats will support the popular new video compression technology, dubbed AVC-H, as well as the ability to decode 4K-quality videos at up to 1080p.
There’s no word on when this new support will be rolling out, but you can check out our 4K benchmark results in our latest 4K videos section for a good idea of what’s on the cards.
The only way to get this 4K content is through the cloud, so if you don’t have access to an Android TV or Chromecast yet, you’ll need to make do with our guide to Android TV and Chromecast 4K.
We also found the Android TV app is pretty much unusable for watching 4K movies and video.
The Chromecast and Android TV apps are available in the Play Store and Google Play, so it’s unlikely we’ll see the app get any major changes anytime soon.
4K Video Streaming in Android 6 To access the 4K stream, you need to go to Settings > Video > 4K and select “HDTV” as the source, and select 4K for the video quality.
We found this option was just as effective as the 1080p option in 1080p, but the 4:3 aspect ratio seemed a bit off in the 1080P picture.
You’ll also need to be running an Android phone, tablet, or TV to use 4K playback.
You can also watch 4K movie clips directly from the web on Android, which is great if you have a video player like Netflix, Hulu Plus, or Amazon Video.
It’s also worth noting the 4k streaming option is limited to Google Play and Amazon’s own Chrome web browser, not the mobile version.