8K episodes of “Das Boot” for free via Samsung TV Plus

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With the 3rd season of the original “Das Boot”, Sky and Samsung are taking a big step into the 8K future and free of charge.

The production company Bavaria Fiction is known to produce a third season of the high-end series in 8K and Dolby Atmos, DIGITAL TELEVISION reported. In cooperation with Samsung, Sky is launching the first German native 8K series with “Das Boot”. There will be ten new episodes of the Sky Original.

At the start of the third season on Sky, Samsung TV Plus is offering the new episodes exclusively in 8K streaming. From spring 2022, the new season of “Das Boot” will come with the highest image definition and richness of detail, initially on QLED 8K TVs from Samsung such as the Neo QLED 8K. You can access the new episodes exclusively in real 8K resolution via the free TV service Samsung TV Plus if you have a compatible TV.

Since 2018, Samsung has been offering first-class 8K TVs for your own living room with its QLED technology. The term 8K describes the extremely high image resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels. In total, an 8K display shows around 33 million pixels – that’s four times more than with 4K UHD and even 16 times more than with Full HD TVs. However, broadcasting the series in 8K resolution will only be possible on Samsung 8K TVs from model year 2020 via the Samsung TV Plus app.

The Samsung TV Plus app is preinstalled as standard on all Smart TVs from model year 2016 onwards. So it won’t fail there. However, according to Samsung, an internet connection of at least 40 Mbit per second is required for 8K content. Alternatively, another offer from Samsung can be used. As part of a campaign, the manufacturer is currently giving away streaming subscriptions for smart TVs and soundbars (until April). The corresponding Sky Ticket-Package to be selected. But you have to do without 8K and UHD. Then a last trick may work:

If content is not yet available in 8K, corresponding Smart TVs from Samsung can intelligently upscale videos with 4K or HD resolution to 8K using 8K AI upscaling.

Source: SamsungWebsite

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