Netflix has announced that all members now have access to their highest quality ‘Super HD’ video streams. Super HD applies less compression to 1080p video making the picture look better on HD screens with a higher bit rate stream.
We initially rolled out Super HD in January only through ISPs with a direct connection to Netflix. 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.
Netflix uses “adaptive streaming” to dynamically adjust the video quality based on the available bandwidth. This means that the ability to receive Super HD depends on broadband quality and performance. Netflix members who subscribe to an ISP with a direct Netflix connection will get the best experience. Find out more about ISP performance by consulting the Netflix ISP Speed Index.
Devices compatible with Super HD include the:
● Sony PlayStation 3
● Apple TV with 1080p
● Roku with 1080p*
● Nintendo Wii U
● Windows 8 App
● TiVo Premiere DVR
Super HD requires an Internet connection speed of at least 5Mb/s, and 7Mb/s for the highest available video quality.
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