Netflix confirmed on Sunday that it has now enabled 4K streaming for some of its programmes, namely the House of Cards original series, and “some nature documentaries.”

These are plans which have been on the table since December, when the streaming service revealed that a 4K UHD rollout would begin as soon as 2014, which is of course now.

However Netflix will only stream 4K video on 2014 edition 3K TVs that have H.265/HEVC decoder built-in, and it will also require quite a large amount of bandwidth, with HDTV Test claimed that high-resolution streams are encoded at about 15.6Mbps.

As of yet there’s no word on when Netflix will open a fuller Ultra HD library, however it should start to roll out during the course of this year.

Via: HDTV Test

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