If you want to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in all its 4K glory digitally, you’ll be stuck purchasing it from one of three services: FandangoNOW, Microsoft, and Vudu. Even though the 4K Blu-ray physical copy includes a digital version, it appears that it will only be an HD copy if the current packaging and various listings are to be believed.
[UPDATED 03/13/18 9:30 p.m. ET] As per Ryan and another check, it appears that Fandango currently only has the HD version listed. We can confirm that Vudu and Microsoft both have the 4K version, however. Both versions also list the bonus content which includes the deleted scenes as part of the digital download purchase.
Due out digitally starting today, with the physical version slated for release on March 27th, the 4K UHD version will run you between $24.99 and $29.99USD depending on which service you choose to purchase it from. The good news is, besides being the first Star Wars title available in 4K, the digital version will also support Dolby Vision for HDR and Dolby Atmos — at least on Vudu but it doesn’t make sense that Microsoft and FandangoNow wouldn’t offer up the same version.
In addition to being limited to what service you can purchase a 4K UHD digital version of the latest Star Wars release, you’ll have to have specific hardware as well. In the case of Microsoft, you’ll need to have a 4K TV connected to your Xbox One S or Xbox One X, FandangoNOW requires a Roku 4 or a Samsung or LG UHD TV, and Vudu has a more extensive list which includes the Xbox One S/X, Roku, Samsung, LG, Sony, or VIZIO TVs, Google Chromecast Ultra, or the NVIDIA Shield TV.
While the physical version is tapped to include 14 deleted scenes totally 20-30 minutes of extra footage, there’s no mention if the 4K digital version will also include those deleted scenes as well. If you do end up purchasing it, let us know if it does!
Last Updated on March 21, 2018.