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Vudu brings 4K movies to Roku 4

Streaming video service Vudu has announced it's releasing 12 new movies in the ultra-high-definition 4K format today, exclusively for users of the new Roku 4.

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Vudu has announced new 4K movies available for streaming exclusively on the Roku 4 , including recent films like "The Lego Movie" and "Magic Mike XX" for rent or download. Prices start at $9.99 for rental and range between $24.99 and $29.99 to own.

While the streamed movies include support for new standards such as Dolby Vision (high dynamic range, or HDR) and Dolby Atmos sound (which includes additional height information), Vudu has informed us Dolby Vision won't be supported on the Roku.

Roku is the first to offer the Vudu deal, while support from Vizio's Reference series 4K TVs is planned by the end of the year.

Vudu is the latest company to bring streaming 4K content to the market following announcements by Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. 4K or UHD offers four times the resolution of existing HD sets but users will need a new television to experience it.

As the movies are streams and not downloads, Vudu recommends users have a minimum connection speed of 11Mbps, which is compared to its minimum of 4.5Mbps for HD content.

The movies and pricing are as follows:

1. "Man of Steel" Own: $24.99 Rent: $9.99

2. "The Lego Movie" Own: $24.99

3. "Into the Storm" Own: $24.99

4. "Sherlock Holmes" Own: $24.99 Rent: $9.99

5. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" Own: $24.99 Rent: $9.99

6. "The Great Gatsby" Own: $24.99 Rent: $9.99

7. "San Andreas" Own: $29.99 Rent: $9.99

8. "Magic Mike XXL" Own: $29.99 Rent: $9.99

9. "Jupiter Ascending" Own: $24.99

10. "Focus" Own: $29.99

11. "Run All Night" Own: $29.99 Rent: $9.99

12. "Edge of Tomorrow" Own: $24.99

Correction, Friday at 4.43 PM ET: An earlier version of this story incorrectly claimed Roku had exclusive rights to the movies and that the device supported Dolby Vision.