Netflix has become a part of everyone’s life for watching online content. It has so many subscribers for watching TV shows, Movies, and series. The video quality of the app is so good, and you can also watch the content in 4k Ultra HD. However, ultra HD quality is not available in all the subscription plans of the app.
Netflix has a vast collection of its original films in Ultra HD. To watch content in 4K Ultra HD, you need a few system requirements also. So, check out all the details and start streaming 4K Ultra HD content on Netflix. It is not that easy to watch Netflix shows on Ultra HD; there are a few essential steps you must follow.
Overview of Netflix Premium Plans
Firstly, you need to buy a Netflix subscription plan. Netflix offers three different types of premium plans.
Basic Plan: It costs $8.99/month and can watch on one screen at a time.
Standard Plan: You must pay $12.99/month and can share two screens at a time. HD quality is available in this plan.
Premium Plan: The charges are $15.99/month. It allows you to watch on four screens at a time. HD and Ultra HD Quality is available.
So, if you are planning to buy Netflix Premium Plan, then you must have these things.
Requirements for Netflix HD Streaming
- A device which supports streaming in Ultra HD
- Better Internet connection
- Netflix official app or a browser
- A Netflix Premium Plan
Steps to Stream Netflix 4K Ultra HD on Windows 10:
If you want to watch Netflix in Ultra HD quality on Windows 10, then you need
- Windows PC with the latest update
- a display with a 720p resolution.
- 60Hz TV or computer monitor
- 7th generation Intel Core processor or higher or NVIDIA GTX 1050 GPU
- Minimum 3GB of RAM
- Better Internet connection
- Set the Netflix streaming quality to Auto or High.
If you want to stream content on TV, then your TV must have 4K support. If it does not support, then you can’t stream in 4k Ultra HD quality. There are so many TVs that support 4K Ultra HD, but it doesn’t mean it works with all. Apart from this, it would be best if you also had a set HDCP 2.2-compliant. And if you are using an external device, then it supports HDMI 2.0.
Even after completing all the requirements, If you have a problem to stream, you need the HEVC extension. This extension is used in PCs to play Ultra HD videos. HEVC Video extension is available on Microsoft store for free.
How to Stream 4K Ultra HD on Netflix?
As you have a 4K streaming device, you can quickly want the Netflix content. Most probably, all the smart TVs have a Netflix app on the TV, so it is easy to watch 4K content. If you have a smart TV, then you don’t need to worry about anything else.
Apart from smart TV, the other compatible devices are:
- Apple TV 4K
- Xbox One X
- PS4 Pro
- Nvidia Shield
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Roku Streaming Stick+
- Chromecast Ultra
Google Chrome Doesn’t Allow to Stream Netflix 4K Ultra HD Content
Remember one thing; even if your system meets all the hardware requirements, you can’t run Ultra HD content on the Google Chrome browser. As the Chrome browser has a software-based DRM protection, people can record Netflix UHD quality content and then share it illegally. So, this is the reason you can’t stream UHD quality on Google Chrome.
How Will I Know if Netflix Ultra HD is Working?
If your system has all the required things and a subscription plan, Netflix will automatically give you the access. In Apple TV under the title, it shows “Ultra HD 4K” or “Dolby Vision.”
So, if your system has all the required items, then you must buy the premium plan. If not, it is just a waste of money. If you don’t have a device that supports UDH quality, get a basic or standard plan only.