2014 may just be the year of 4K Ultra HD as more 4K TVs are released and more services are offering the high resolution offering.
Netflix may just help jump start the 4K push because it’ll be bringing 4K content to its video streaming service.
The Emmy award winning House of Cards will be the first to offer 4K resolution. Season 2 will be available in Ultra HD which is coming at the beginning of 2014.
However there is a catch. The 4K resolution will only be supported on select 4K TVs which Netflix has partnered up with, but they aren’t naming anyone yet. So unfortunately we won’t be seeing it on the web or gaming consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One. The reasoning is because most people don’t have powerful enough computers and 4K monitors. Not many TVs support HDMI 2.0, which is needed to support all that data.
You will need a pretty secure and fast internet speed to appreciate 4K resolution – around a 15MB connection. But with the average internet speed being 7MB, most will not have a connection fast enough.
But it is great to see a service as big as Netflix support 4K so soon as this will inevitably drive the next generation of high resolution content.