Netflix 4K Content is great in terms of quality and informativeness of the content. However, streaming this content via your UHD TV might not be as easy as it’s presumed to be. This is because there are a number of things you need to put to consideration. These include:
Ensure your UHD TV supports the screening of Netflix content
It’s worth noting that not all UHD TVs support screening of Netflix content. As such, before you start the streaming process, it’s important that you should check whether your TV supports Netflix screening. The easiest way to confirm this is by checking whether your TV has an in-built HEVC decoder. In addition to this, you should check whether your TV is using the latest software update. You can also enquire from the TV’s manufacturer on whether the TV can support this screening.
Subscribe for 4K content in Netflix
For you to stream Netflix 4K content , you should have an active 4K subscription in Netflix. This subscription costs $11.99/ month. This new fee is for subscribers who signed for 4k conten after 12th August 2014. Existing subscribers before August 16th 2016 are required to pay $7.99 for 4K content in Netflix. There are also other costs and fees that you may incur depending on your subscription plan.
Check the speed of the internet you’re using
Netflix recommends that to stream 4K content smoothly without any interruptions whatsoever, you should use an internet connection that has a steady 25Mbps or higher internet speed. It’s important to note that the speed of the internet you’re using also has some effects on the video quality of the content you’re streaming.
Use the Ultra HD 4K option in Netflix
For you to stream Netflix 4K content in its finest quality, you should use the Ultra HD 4K option in your Netflix account. To make these settings, you only need to go to your account’s interface and click on the option “Ultra HD 4K”. If by any chance you do not see this option, then it could be a clear indication that the HEVC decoder in your TV does not meet the standardss of Netflix.
You will need to look out for new releases of 4K content in Netflix if you want to watch the best content. As the demand of 4K content has been noted to be growing incredibly, it’s worth noting that Netflix will most likely expand its 4K content library in the near future. In addition to this, you should consider streaming your content during off-peak hours when there are not many people streaming content from Netflix. This makes it easy for you to stream the best quality content in terms of video and audio clarity.