Sony have today announced the pricing and availability for their 4K media streamer, something we have been pondering for some time, as it is one part of the 4K line-up that up until now, has been left without any information.

Dubbed the FMP-X1, the streamer will be available this summer for $699 in the US,, launching with 10 feature films and video shorts, at first it will not have access to Sony’s online 4K distribution service, which is set to launch sometime later.

Movies include Bad TeacherBattle: Los AngelesThe Bridge on the River KwaiThe Karate Kid (2010)SaltTaxi DriverThat’s My BoyThe AmazingSpider-ManThe Other Guys, and Total Recall (2012).

Once launched, users will be able to access a fee-based distribution service, which will offer up a bevy of 4K titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment and other distributors, no word on who they will be yet.

You may notice there’s no UK release date or pricing, this is due to Sony having no plans to bring 4K downloads to us Brits, which was confirmed by a Sony exec back in January.

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