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Netflix brings Super HD video streaming to all

Just in time for the Breaking Bad finale
Fri Sep 27 2013, 10:56

TV AND MOVIE STREAMING SERVICE Netflix announced that it has rolled out Super HD quality videos to all customers on Thursday, just in time for the finale of Breaking Bad.

Netflix launched Super HD in January and made it available to users whose internet service provider (ISP) was onboard with its Open Connect programme, However, the firm has now announced that Super HD high bitrate HD 1080p streams, which it claimed are comparable to Blu-ray in terms of quaility, are now available to all Netflix customers.

Netflix director of corporate communications Joris Evers said on Thursday, "Based on the performance data we've seen, and in response to member requests, we are now expanding availability to give all our members the ability to enjoy Netflix in the best possible quality."

To access Netflix's Super HD content, which sees TV shows and films streamed at a higher bitrate that applies less compression to the HD 1080p image, you'll need to be accessing the service through a supported device. These include Apple TV, Roku, Wii U, Windows computers and the Sony PS3, with no support for the Xbox yet. TV shows and films available in Super HD will feature a banner saying so.

Netflix said that following the rollout of Super HD, in 2014 it will start introducing Ultra HD video for those who want to see every wrinkle on Walter White's head and who have the cash to fork out for a 4K TV. µ


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