Netflix brings 1080p super HD to all of its users

Jamie Feltham
September 27, 2013

As of today, all Netflix users have access to streaming movies and films in 1080p ‘super’ HD. Before today, you’d have to be a apart of the Netflix Open Connect platform to have access to streaming of this kind of quality. That involved storing content on local servers to allow them to run at such high performance.

Subscribers need a minimum of 5 Mbps to stream things in HD, but moving to Super HD means bumping that up to a recommended 7 Mbps. Meaning, streaming 4K content, when it becomes available, will take around 15 Mbps, which gives you an idea of just how vastly upgraded this resolution is. Netflix will also be releasing a small collection of 3D titles to stream, which takes around 12 Mbps.

Super HD titles can be located via their own logo, with a large amount of Netflix’s own original content being compatible, including the awesome House of Cards (the more detail on Kevin Spacey’s face, the better). Compatible devices include Windows 8 devices along with the likes of PlayStation 3, Wii U and 3rd generation Apple TVs.

Source: Digital Trends

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Jamie Feltham

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