Netflix Launches 4K Ultra HD Streaming Support for Windows 10 PCs

Posted Tue Nov 22, 2016 at 09:15 AM PST by
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Compatible Windows 10 PCs and 2-in-1 devices can now play Netflix 4K streaming content.

Microsoft has announced the arrival of 4K Ultra HD Netflix streaming on supported Windows 10 computers and devices. Netflix offers a variety of 4K movies and TV shows, including its upcoming original series 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.' The new four-part event will start streaming in Ultra HD on November 25.

In order to watch Netflix 4K streaming on Windows 10, users will need a 4K display, and a PC or device using a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, which provides the necessary Ultra HD DRM security tools integrated into the hardware. This includes the recent Lenovo Yoga 910 2-in-1, the HP Pavilion Wave, the HP OMEN Desktop, the MSI Vortex G65, the Dell Alienware Aurora R5, and more. For a full list of supported Windows 10 products, click here. In addition to a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, customers will also need to use Microsoft Edge, the only browser that currently supports Netflix 4K streaming. Likewise, according to Microsoft, the Edge browser is also capable of longer streaming playback on battery compared to the Google Chrome browser.

A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming. 

Other upcoming Netflix premieres include '3%' on November 25, 'Fuller House' season two on December 9, 'Barry' on December 16, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' on January 13, 'David Brent: Life on the Road' on February 10, and 'Iron Fist' on March 17.

Beyond Netflix, Sony also recently announced support for its ULTRA 4K streaming service through computers using 7th Gen Intel Core processors beginning Q1 2017.

Source: Microsoft

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