Roku has revealed plans to support 4K Ultra HD streaming on its Roku boxes.
Roku said it has produced a reference design it is licensing to TV manufacturers.
CEO Anthony Wood said in a blog post today, “This means that our TV OEM partners can begin development of Roku TV 4K models that merge the latest in TV viewing technology with the Roku operating system and experience.”
Wood added that “TCL is an initial partner working to deliver a TCL Roku TV 4K model in the future while Netflix is our initial 4K content partner.”
Netflix, one of the key services that consumers buy Roku boxes to view, is delivering video in the 4K format (it was initially available to DirecTV subscribers with LG 4K TVs).
Separately, DivX said a proposed service called Go Live will be using its OmniView technology to deliver premium on-demand content to TCL TVs. The delivery of 4K content was not mentioned, but 4K is an application that would be highly appropriate for HEVC compression, which OmniView supports.