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BT’s Ultra HD 4K box can now stream Netflix content in 4K resolution

by on December 21, 2015
 

Stephan Jukic – December 21, 2015

BT Europe has done a fine job of beating its rivals in the world of streaming content in 2015 and offering a 4K UHD  channel and a 4K set-top box which could not only deliver ultra HD video entertainment to subscribers but also promised to deliver live sportscasts in 4K over the internet. This last being a 4K entertainment technology that truly makes BT rather unique.

The BT service has of course grown since its unveiling in August of 2015 and the promises of regular live 4K sportscasts and all sorts of associated content and commentary in UHD are definitely enticing to many viewers.

However, not everyone in the family is going to love sports or want to watch just this type of entertainment when it’s available while nothing shows in between events. Thus, for this reason, BT has also been searching for a large collection of highly varied 4K content to fill their internet streaming service for all sorts of tastes and thus make the whole BT/YouView package that much more enticing.

BT Sport is the company's "flagship" 4K UHD content service, unveiled in the middle of 2015

BT Sport is the company’s “flagship” 4K UHD content service, unveiled in the middle of 2015

This is where the latest news of the Netflix addition steps into the picture, literally. BT and YouView have announced today that their project to enable 4K streaming from Netflix to U.K consumers through their BT set-top box has finally been made possible, after months of preparation.

This is good news both Netflix and for BT/YouView subscribing 4K content fans who are shelling out nearly $15 per month for the top-tier BT Unlimited package which gives them access to all of the company’s 4K ultra HD TV shows, movies, sports events and documentaries.

Now, with the addition of Netflix and its still somewhat limited but growing selection of original and remastered 4K programming, BT subscribers with 4K ultra HD TVs and the right level of broadband connectivity can enjoy several hundred new hours of some very popular shows and other content. These include extremely popular series like “House of Cards”, “Breaking Bad” and “Marco Polo” among many others which are being produced constantly.

Furthermore, Netflix itself has just further entrenched its position in yet another new international market through their major investment in 4K programming.

Story by 4k.com

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