Netflix on Windows 10 now support 4K
Last month, Netflix started to provide 4K content to Roku and Chromecast, but aside from those devices, there was actually no other platform from which you could watch Ultra HD content on Netflix. However, there is now yet another way of watching 4K videos on Netflix. That is the Windows.
Netflix is now supporting 4K streaming through Microsoft’s own browser, Edge. Nevertheless, there are many limitations. First of all, you can only watch 4K on Microsoft Edge. It is not available on other popular web browsers, at least, not yet. Then, it only works on the 7th generation, Kaby Lake processors. The problem is that not only we don’t have so many Windows computer with 4K screens, but the number of the devices with Intel 7th generation processors are even less.
Those limitations are there, because it is simply too hard, and sometimes even impossible to stream 4K on a video browser. So far, only the latest Intel processors support 10-bit HEVC, which is a type of 4K codec.
However, in any case, you can buy a Chromecast to do this.