If you have bought a TV recently then chances are it’s a Freeview Play 4K UHD model. 4K UHD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160p, which is the same as four full HD (1920 x 1080p) screens put together.
More resolution means more detail in the picture, making everything look sharper and clearer. Watch tennis, for example, and the ball is easier to see and follow in Ultra HD.
So what to watch and how? In our handy guide we have pulled together a list of some of the best received 4K content that you can watch on your Freeview Play TV now.
A Perfect Planet, BBC iPlayer
As part of the BBC's ongoing UHD trial, David Attenborough's most recent series A Perfect Planet is available to watch in it's entirety in 4K. BBC advises that you need an internet connection of 24 MBit/s to get the best 4K/UHD experience and you will also need to check that your video quality is set to ‘Best Quality’ in the settings of the app.
The series looks at how life on Planet Earth is completely reliant on natural forces such as volcanoes, the sun, weather, and oceans. It also looks at how humans can become a force for good.
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, BBC iPlayer
You can fully immerse yourself in the world of Doctor Who as the latest special Revolution of the Daleks is now available in 4K. Watch as Captain Jack Harkness returns to help Ryan, Graham, and Yaz try to stop a deadly Dalek takeover on Earth, while The Doctor is imprisoned halfway across the universe.
Blue Planet II, BBC iPlayer
Explore the planets oceans like never before with the 4K version of one of David Attenborough's most famous series.
His Dark Materials, BBC iPlayer
His Dark Materials, already epic in itself, and now you can watch the entire box set in glistening 4K as Lyra begins her incredible quest to the Northern Lights to understand the mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
Dynasties, BBC iPlayer
After so many epic nature documentaries, you would be forgiven for thinking you had seen it all. Yet, with its unique take, Dynasties still manages to surprise. Each episode follows the struggles of one family unit, how it survives as a group, but also how individuals within the group fight to be noticed. A previously unseen look into the unique politics of chimpanzees, the emperor penguins fight to bring the next generation into the world, a lionesses mission to protect her cubs, and so much more, Dynasties is a must watch.
Seven Worlds, One Planet, BBC iPlayer
With Sir David Attenborough at the helm, Seven Worlds, One Planet is a stunning look at how the earth’s ecosystem comes together. From elephants that have learnt to stand up on their back two feet so they can reach higher into trees to get more fruit, to polar bears hunting Beluga Whales. You can watch the whole box set in UHD on BBC iPlayer now, and with more breathtaking footage than ever, it is a great way to make the most of your UHD TV.
Black Narcissus, BBC iPlayer
Gemma Arterton leads the cast of this 1930s-set thriller based on Rumer Godden’s classic novel of the same name. The sisters of St Faith travel to the mysterious palace of Mopu, high in the Himalayas. Mopu’s dark past begins to haunt the nuns, forcing them to confront their deepest desires.
The HDR Channel, YouTube
And finally, if you really want to indulge in the UHD quality your TV offers, The HDR Channel on Youtube has a treasure trove of 4K videos for you to enjoy. With nature, landscape, and urban environments these videos are designed to show off what your TV can do. A lot of YouTubers upload their content in 4K as standard so it is worth taking a look to see what else you might be interested in. If your TV does not have the YouTube app built in you can connect your TV to another device using a Chromecast or similar.