Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
planet earth ii

One of the BBC's most ambitious series ever, 'Planet Earth II', is now available to pre-order on Ultra HD Blu-ray. That means you can watch in a resolution that's four times sharper than High Definition, though you'll need a 4K Blu-ray player and compatible TV to do so.

The series is up for pre-order on Amazon now. It will ship on 13th March – that's just under a month away.

The disc also boasts High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which gives it more detail and more lifelike colours.

"The picture quality is astonishing," said Lesley Johnson, operations director for BBC Worldwide. "For the first time viewers can experience at home the picture quality viewed in the edit suite.

"The vastly improved compression of UHD Blu-ray with HDR means the experience is up to 10 times better than any broadcast or streaming service can provide."

The critically acclaimed series aired last year, and was filmed in 117 locations across 40 countries. It was narrated by Sir David Attenborough, with music by Hans Zimmer.

Last week, news broke that six mini episodes of the series will come to the Snapchat messaging app. These will be exclusive to the platform, and will feature footage not seen in the TV show.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • Dave Beck 9 months ago EU portability streaming law:... Netflix already provide a service if the country has a Netflix service. My UK Netflix account works for US...
  • Robert KołOdziej 9 months ago EU portability streaming law:... Netflix, for example, detects and blocks VPN. Tried it and failed just before Easter when we were abroad....
  • Vorteilspack 9 months ago Is Netflix making its own news... Oh no! Whoever told Netflix to do that did a good job sucking up money for something the world doesn't...

Search news