Netflix has announced that is has now begun streaming some of its video on demand content in glorious 4K.
We have been flowing Netflix and their 4K streaming adventure since 2013 when they were showing off demos of it at CES 2013. Earlier in the year they also showed it once again at CES 2014, and added a few test streams to their platform.
This is the first time that Netflix have added any “real” 4K content to the collection. You can watch the fourth season of House of Cards in 4K, along with a number of 4K documentaries.
If you’re lucky enough to own a 4K TV, don’t get too excited just yet. To be able to view these 4K stream you will need a 2014 4K TV, or more specifically a 4K TV that has built in H.265/HEVC decoding. The 4K streams make use of this new format to be able to compress all of those pixels into a 15 Mbps stream.