Netflix has this week started streaming media in 4K Ultra HD definition for subscribers to enjoy on their new 4K resolution TVs. However some of the older Ultra HD TVs will be unable to stream this new content as the decoder required to view Netflix 4K videos is not built into early 4K televisions.
Netflix shows currently being streamed in Ultra HD for 4K TVs are still few and far between, but currently House of Cards and “some nature documentaries” are now available explains Netflix.
However as Ultra HD begins to take more of a foothold in the market place and prices of the new 4K TVs are reduced, as manufacturing is ramped up, you can expect to see more online streaming providers jump over and start offering 4K versions of their movies and series.
If you have an older 4K TV purchased before this year, and lack the H.265/HEVC decoder required to stream Netflix’s ultra-HD service. You will need to find an alternative method to stream to your 4K Ultra HD set. Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings also explained that users would also require a broadband connection that offers an average speed of 15.6 Mbps to view Netflix 4K content.
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