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Netflix cooks up 4K Breaking Bad streaming for UK viewers

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Tue Jun 17 2014, 11:06
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TV STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has started streaming Breaking Bad in 4K for UK viewers that have splashed out for an Ultra HD television.

Netflix said at CES this year that it was soon going to offer Breaking Bad in 4K, and the firm made good on its promise on Monday, announcing that Walt and Jesse can now be viewed, along with Kevin Spacey, in Ultra HD resolution.

Netflix's Joris Evers confirmed the rollout with a tweet announcing that the 4K streams are accessible "wherever Netflix is available." Of course, to access the content you'll need a 4K television or display - although the 4K stream will not work via the Netflix website - and an internet connection of at least 15Mbps.

If you're kitted out with an Ultra HD television, you'll also need to make sure you're streaming at the highest quality - which you can do by going to Account > Playback Settings > High.

While Breaking Bad and House of Cards are the only two shows available in 4K at present, Netflix has said that all of its self-produced content will be made available in Ultra HD, hinting that Orange is the New Black and Lillyhammer might be next on its list.

Better Call Saul will also likely land in 4K when it arrives on Netflix, with the show tipped to appear in November.

Announcing the launch of Better Call Saul, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, "Breaking Bad is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television. "It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world.

"This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world." µ


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