Netflix To Launch Ultra High Definition Video Service Next Year
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
If you are one of the lucky few that has invested in a 4K display then you will no doubt be thirsty for more content to display on it. PC gaming looks great on 4K, but requires a big investment, Sony provide a NAS full of 4K movies with certain TV’s, but the content is limited, 4K mastered blu-rays aren’t quite here yet and games consoles can’t really make the most of this resolution either.
In short, it looks like the future of 4K will be in streaming the video, sure there is room for Sky and other cable providers in the future, but not much point in a network with little content so on-demand does make more sense at this time.
The downside is that you will need some hefty internet, with four times the resolution on 1080 resolution video you can expect some incredible download sizes. Netflix have already added test footage for 24fps 4K video in a sort of early beta testing format to see how viable the service is.
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix said that he wants to bring UHD to the service next year, lets hope he keeps his word.
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