is staying ahead of the curve by offering a small amount of content in 4K
, readying a near future where the streaming TV and movies service can take advantage of the slew of Ultra HD 4K TVs that will be hitting the market from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio.
“Breaking Bad” is one program that Netflix
said would be available in 4K, and now the company has confirmed that indeed, the series will be streaming in 4K as of June. The second season of Netflix’s own “House of Cards” as well as several Louie Schwarztberg nature films are already available in 4K.
Netflix has also said that it will be shooting and streaming its other original programs in 4K, which adds a nice chunk of attractive shows in the new resolution.
The company believes that Ultra HD 4K will become mainstream in five years’ time, which seems like a long way out, but preparing for an eventuality in advance is a smart business move for the company. There are the same folks, remember, that years ago saw a streaming-only future by 2014. There are still a certain number of DVD-by-mail users, but indeed, that number is dwindling fast.