How to stream and watch Netflix videos in 4K resolution at home. Here’s how to set up your home entertainment system and test your network, in preparation for streaming 4K Netflix.
Netflix’s catalogue of 4K movies and TV shows is getting bigger all the time, and now you can watch all of Netflix’s exclusive original content in glorious Ultra HD. But to do so, you’ll need to make sure that you have a good enough 4K TV or monitor, as well as a supported streaming device (if your television doesn’t directly support 4K Netflix) and a capable home network setup.
Here’s everything you need to know about enjoying 4K Netflix at home.
How can I watch Netflix movies and shows in 4K: What TVs and set-top boxes support 4K streaming?
The list of supported devices and TVs that can stream Netflix in 4K is steadily growing.
If you want to stream 4K Netflix shows direct through your TV, you can do so on supported Ultra HD televisions from Samsung, Philips, Sharp, Sony, LG, Toshiba and more. Alternatively, you can hook up the new Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast Ultra, Nvidia Shield TV, Roku 4, Xbox One S and a selection of other streaming devices, which also support 4K Netflix streaming.
Check out Netflix’s list of supported 4K streaming devices and TVs to see if your home setup is compatible.
How can I watch Netflix movies and shows in 4K: Can I stream Ultra HD Netflix on my Windows PC or laptop?
For a long time, it wasn’t possible to stream Netflix content on Windows computers thanks to concerns over piracy. However, Netflix has now performed a U-turn and so finally Windows users can get their Ultra HD streaming on.
Or at least, in theory. Because right now, the hardware requirements for streaming 4K Netflix on your Windows PC or laptop are rather ridiculous. Check out our ‘how to stream 4K Netflix on your Windows computer‘ guide for more info.
How can I watch Netflix movies and shows in 4K: Is my home broadband and router good enough?
Even if you have a TV or some other device that supports 4K Netflix, you might be scuppered by your home internet setup. After all, streaming Ultra HD movies and TV shows is a demanding activity, on both your home broadband as well as your WiFi router.
Check out our complete guide to checking your home broadband setup, to see if it’s nippy enough to support 4K Netflix streaming. We’ve even got a broadband speed tester, to see if your network can handle it.