While you could typically stream them in 4K and HDR, the compression would result in visibly inferior picture quality on a high-quality display. Furthermore you would may need to subscribed to multiple streaming services (including not just Netflix, Disney, etc. but NBC, ABC… and dozens of others) to get to all the movies you want, especially if you want them in 4K and/or HDR.
Below is a short list of “just a few” 4K movies in their library not available on 4K disc but the list is massive. I could list a couple hundred more 4K titles available for download, that you can’t buy on 4K disc.
I downloaded of my two old favorites, which at the time of this review, were not available on 4K UHD Blu-ray: The Princess Bride, and The Mask of Zorro.
In addition, I own tons of other titles on Blu-ray that I want in 4K. Here is just a tiny taste of the great movies, that are available from Kaleidescape but not on disc: Mrs Doubtfire, Big, Crazy Rich Asians, Wall Street, Night at the Museum, Avatar, Dirty Dancing, Beverly Hills Cop (1,2,3), The Running Man, The Good Liar.
Powerful Content Search Capabilities
As I mentioned before, the Kaleidescape content search feature is very powerful (cross search genre, director, Rotten Tomato score, actors, etc). Multi-level search available on the App or the site are great. On the device itself, it’s basically single search – ie. look for Sci-fi, or look for Spielberg, but you can’t look for Sci-fi, only from Spielberg, with Harrison Ford, on the device. (But, you could just look for Sci-fi, or for Spielberg, or Harrison Ford, individually).