While contents in 4K resolution have been part of Netflix catalog for quite some time, only selected 4K TV, media players, and set top box as well as PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S can be used to enjoy such contents. Now, the list has been extended further with the inclusion of Windows 10 PCs and 2-in-1 laptops with 4K displays.
However, there are several things that Windows 10 users need to fulfill before they can enjoy their Netflix shows at 4K resolution. First and foremost, Netflix 4K contents can only be enjoyed on PCs or 2-in-1 laptops that are running on 7th Gen Intel Core processors. Microsoft didn’t provide any actual explanation behind this but it is likely because the new Intel chips are equipped with 4K-capable media engine.
Next, users themselves must subscribe to Netflix’s 4K plan as well which costs RM 51 per month in Malaysia. Not to forget, one’s Internet connection speed must also be at least 25 Mbps in order to stream Netflix at 4K resolution.
Meanwhile, Windows 10 users can choose to enjoy Netflix in 4K by browsing the service’s official website through Microsoft Edge which is apparently the first Internet browser that able to support such high resolution contents from the service. Alternatively, users can choose to utilize the service’s Windows 10 app as well.
(Source: Windows Official Blog, Neowin)