Windows is one of those platforms that has lagged behind in terms of accepting new and advanced technologies. Today, we will be discussing one such technology that was available everywhere else except Windows. I’m talking about Ultra HD 4K Streaming, which was available on the majority of top platforms, but Windows didn’t have it.
It wasn’t until last year that Windows 10 PCs had ultra HD 4K streaming, which had been available in Netflix for past many years. Where Netflix was already supporting ultra HD 4K streaming on a number of TVs and set-top boxes, but the same quality never appeared in Windows 10 PCs. However, in 2017, Netflix 4K streaming became available in Windows 10.
Netflix also took time to announce this in its blog page that it is going to make its library of 4K TV shows and movies for Windows 10 users bigger than ever before.
Netflix has said that they have been working with their close partners across the spectrum of CE devices to add support for a much better experience in 4K quality. Netflix after launching 4K technology in smart TVs a few years ago had distributed the technology on several other devices to make sure that all those are also capable of playing content in 4K quality. Now, Netflix has brought the same content quality in Windows 10 and 7th Gen Intel Core CPUs.
However, if you are using Windows 10 on your computer and are not able to stream Ultra HD content, then you need to understand that Netflix in 4K support is only available for Intel’s 7th Generation Core Processors, which is also known as Kaby Lake. If you don’t have this processor, then you will have to upgrade to this hardware in order to stream 4K content.
Microsoft has updated its Edge browser in order to make 4K streaming support possible on its platform. It is a well-known fact that Microsoft and Intel are closely associated in order to enable 4K. In order to do so, Intel also introduced support for 10-but HEVC, which is a new codec that is used to stream 4K. There has been an addition a hardware-based content security to its most recent CPUs. Apart from that, Microsoft has also got HTML5 video support to MS Edge in order to make it compatible with the latest processors that Intel has to offer. The result is that you get a much better Netflix experience day-in and day-out.
Netflix has also promised to expand its 4K support to several other devices in association with its partners. If you are using a computer that runs on Windows 10, then you will have the ability to download or update to the most recent version of the Netflix app to stream ultra HD movies and TV shows. You will be able to stream some of the latest and most popular TV series as well. Therefore, there is no reason as to why you shouldn’t move onto the Netflix with Ultra HD 4K content.