Netflix service is available in India for over a year. It’s not as popular as Spotify, but it’s still ahead of us. The movie library available in our country is expanding, and in the meantime Netflix is constantly improving its technical solutions. Recently, you can test new functionality, namely 4K videos on PCs with Nvidia graphics card. Until now, this privilege was available only for Intel Kaby Lake CPUs.
The 4K quality of Netflix has been available for a long time, but it was primarily intended for people using applications on their Smart TV. Alternatively, you could use the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro or the Xbox One S console. A detailed list of devices that currently support 4K streaming is available on the Netflix website. However, people, who wanted to watch movies on their computers, always was being discriminated. Unfortunately, there is the problem even with 1080p resolution, which is supported only by Microsoft browsers and Safari. I do not know if Netflix is going to do something with this, because the changes only concern 4K UHD resolution so far.
Netflix 4K works on Nvidia cards with Pascal architecture.
Unfortunately, I have no good news for free software supporters here. The new feature is available only in the Windows Insider test program, where the 381.74 drivers have been released. Also, situation with web browsers does not look interesting. Netflix 4K works on Windows 10 computers only and only under the Edge browser or via the Netflix application installed from the Windows Store. When it comes to graphics cards, you have to have at least the GeForce GTX 1050 with 3 GB of memory. The monitor that supports HDCP 2.2 also plays a key role. The owners of setups with two monitors must be careful here. If you have one HDCP 2.2 monitor and the other HDCP 1.x, Netflix will not work in the 4K mode.
Similar problem will be also visible on the SLI configurations. Unfortunately, but in this case Netflix will not work in 4K quality. It remains to have a hope that these limitations will be resolved before the release of new drivers for the stable version of Windows 10.