Netflix’s Joris Evers announced on Twitter that Breaking Bad is now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere the service is available.
The company had said in the past that the show would be available in 4K in June, and has now made good on that promise.
Breaking Bad now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere @netflix is available!
— Joris Evers (@jorisevers) June 16, 2014
Netflix began offering 4K streams in April. Last month, it gave an update on its efforts, and talked about the future of the format.
“We’re excited about the picture quality we’re seeing in Ultra HD 4K, and we’re even more excited that expert reviewers of the first TVs capable of streaming Netflix Ultra HD 4K, including the Samsung UH8550 and UH9000, seem to agree,” wrote Netflix’s Richard Smith. “This is just the the beginning, expect more TVs that support Netflix in Ultra HD 4K in stores soon from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio. If you buy one of these new TVs, just connect it to a power outlet and the internet, turn it on and sign into Netflix. Ultra HD 4K streaming will work out of the box. ”
Netflix recommends available bandwidth of at least 20Mbps to get the highest-quality 4K experience. The stream is actually about 16Mbps, but the rest is for variability of service. The company notes that how the broadband provider handles incoming bits from Netflix is also a variable.
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