DIRECTV 4K Genie Mini Unlocks More Ultra HD

DIRECTV 4K Genie Mini Unlocks More Ultra HD

Enjoying the spectacular quality of 4K Ultra HD just got easier, thanks to the new DIRECTV 4K Genie Mini.

DIRECTV recently introduced the compact device (about the same size as a paperback book) as part of its growing array of 4K Ultra HD services. DIRECTV 4K Genie MiniThe 4K Genie Mini, available nationwide, will let customers enjoy superior picture and sound quality, even if they don’t have a DIRECTV 4K Ready television.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A 4K-compatible TV that supports a minimum of 60 frames per second, equipped with both HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 ports
  • A DIRECTV Genie HD DVR, Model HR34 or higher (Internet connection recommended)
  • A DIRECTV 4K Genie Mini for each 4K-compatible TV in your home

A professional installer will set up all the required equipment. By pairing a 4K Genie Mini with each compatible TV, along with your DIRECTV Genie, you can enjoy 4K programming in multiple rooms with full DVR controls.*

What About DIRECTV 4K Ready TVs?

If you have a DIRECTV 4K Ready television, you won’t need a 4K Genie Mini to enjoy 4K programming. DIRECTV 4K Ready TVs are currently available only from Samsung, but additional manufacturers including Sony and LG are expected to begin offering them soon.**

What’s Available to Watch in 4K Ultra HD?

Currently, 4K programming on DIRECTV includes new releases, popular films and nature documentaries. Although the 4K library varies from week to week, at least two movies are available to watch instantly. A timetable for when specific channels will be available in the 4K format has yet to be decided.

The 4K Revolution Continues with DIRECTV

In November 2014, DIRECTV became the first multi-channel provider to offer 4K Ultra HD. The format features resolution four times greater than regular HD programming.

The DIRECTV 14 satellite, launched in December 2014, is designed to provide additional capacity for 4K programming. The satellite will also allow DIRECTV to offer more High-Definition programming in local markets.


* DIRECTV Genie HD DVR (HR34 and above) required. 4K account authorization required; additional fees may apply. 4K Genie Mini supports only one (1) 4K program viewing in the household at a time. A 4K Genie Mini requires a compatible 4K TV in order to deliver 4K programming. A DIRECTV 4K Ready TV supports 4K programming without the need for a 4K Genie Mini.

** 4K Genie Mini and Genie HD DVR required for a compatible 4K TV. A DIRECTV 4K Ready TV must be connected to an Internet-connected Genie HD DVR.

Limited titles available. Two-room setup recommended. There is a fee of $6.50/mo. for each receiver and/or Genie Mini/DIRECTV Ready TV/device on your account. In the event the DIRECTV Ready TV is the only television connected to the DIRECTV service, there will be an additional charge of $6.50/mo. Additional Receiver Service fee and 4K account authorization required. HD channels include Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound when available from programmer.
Additional equipment required and sold separately.