Verizon will now happily allow you to stream 4K video over their wireless network. You’ll need to have a compatible device, and you’ll need to fork over $10 extra per month. The $10 video option will be available to customers as of November 3.
The nation’s largest wireless carrier by customers walked back its move from two months ago, when it introduced several new variants of its unlimited data offering — but restricted video to only 720p quality. The cheapest version of the plan reduced video down to DVD quality. The carrier faced backlash from some consumers who complained about the quality cap.
If they pay the extra 10 bucks each month, Verizon customers will be allowed to stream video at the maximum quality supported by their Verizon device, up to 4K.
The carrier’s entry-level Go Unlimited plan currently limits video to 480p, their Beyond Unlimited plan limits streaming to 720p on smartphones and 1080p on connected tablets.
Go Unlimited starts at $75 per month per single line. The plan includes “unlimited” LTE data, which could be throttled during times of network congestion.
Beyond Unlimited starts at $85 per single line, and offers up to 22GB of “unlimited” LTE data that will not be throttled during times of network congestion, and 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot access.