In order to view videos in Ultra HD 4k resolution you need to be subscribed to the HD plan, make sure your connection supports it and your device is compatible with Ultra HD resolution. But sometimes even that is not enough and there is some bug or missing configuration that you have to set up in order to get that satisfying experience. Before you jump to the solutions make sure that your display device has at least 60Hz output frequency and is compatible with Ultra HD streaming, you are subscribed to the Netflix Ultra HD plan and it has not expired, and your internet connection must be at least 25 Mbps or higher.
Method 1: Use Windows 10 Netflix App
If you are using Windows 10 to watch Netflix, you need to use Windows 10 Netflix App which allows you to watch videos in 4K resolution. If you do not have it installed then you will need to download it from the Windows Store and install it.
- Open the Windows Microsoft Store and search Netflix
- Click the Get button to download and install it on your system
- You might also need HEVC Video Extensions from Microsoft Store if you have a custom-built PC.
- Once you installed, open the App, you can see the Ultra HD 4k label under the video title, that is available in 4k resolution.
Method 2: Set up your Monitor with HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color
In this method, we turn on the HDMI feature in Monitor. Some display devices require this feature to be turned on in order to view the video in HD 4k.
- Go to the Settings
- Click Input and select HDMI 1 as input type
- Then go to Picture Adjustment and select HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color to On
Method 3: Make sure your Windows 10 is up-to-date
You need to make sure that Windows 10 is updated to 1803 or higher if you want to use the Ultra HD 4k resolution. Because this is the first Windows 10 update that supports DRM 3.0 (Digital Rights Management). All other versions before Windows 10 1803 do not support 4k resolution. You can check the resolution of your Windows by following the method below:
- In the Windows search bar type WINVER and press enter
- If you do not have 1803 update then go to Windows 10 updates section and click the update button.
Method 4: Make sure your HDMI is HDCP 2.2 complaint
If you are using an AV receiver to send Multimedia output to a TV or a monitor then you need to make sure that your AV receiver is HDCP 2.2 compliant. HDCP 2.2 is an evolution of the copyright protection method which creates a secure channel to transmit the multimedia to make sure that the content being transmitted can be plugged into some kind of recording device.
If your AV receiver is HDCP 2.2 compliant then you should see the HDCP 2.2 label on the HDMI port as shown in the below picture.