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Netflix streaming in 4K on PC?

It involves bullshit DRM and the use of Microsoft Edge. It's not a real hardware issue, but an artificial one to force upgrades. I believe Nvidia cards are now able to do the job now, it's been awhile so I don't recall the exact details.

 

The other rig is an itx box with a 6700k and I found it insulting Kabylake was just a 6700k with worst thermals and 4K Netflix DRM.

 

If you want 4k Netflix, I'd skip the PC all together and either get a streaming box or an Xbox One X.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I never know whether i should post in General Discussion or Off Topic...

 

Anyway, I was reading about how to watch Netflix shows in 4K on PC since it did not work for most people who tried to do so, I heard somewhere that do you would need a Kabylake processor to watch shows at that resolution. I created this post becuase i am still confused as to how this works and if the Kabylake thing is true. Maybe someone has an explanation?

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I think linus made a whole big video explaining this ill have to check to see if i can find the name of it

 

(Edit) 5 Ways to watch 4k tv on your pc

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You DO need a Kaby Lake CPU for 4K netflix. Fuck intel.


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It involves bullshit DRM and the use of Microsoft Edge. It's not a real hardware issue, but an artificial one to force upgrades. I believe Nvidia cards are now able to do the job now, it's been awhile so I don't recall the exact details.

 

The other rig is an itx box with a 6700k and I found it insulting Kabylake was just a 6700k with worst thermals and 4K Netflix DRM.

 

If you want 4k Netflix, I'd skip the PC all together and either get a streaming box or an Xbox One X.


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Just now, Mooshi said:

The other rig is an itx box with a 6700k and I found it insulting Kabylake was just a 6700k with worst thermals and 4K Netflix DRM.

lol.

 

For anyone who wants 4K Netflix the cheapest (good quality) solution is probably an Amazon fireTV.


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Well thanks for mostly clearing that up. It's really dissapointing that it's like this since it's only my laptop that has a 4K screen and my new build will only be 1080P so that's a bummer :( . Oh well...

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Just now, ErykYT3 said:

Well thanks for mostly clearing that up. It's really dissapointing that it's like this since it's only my laptop that has a 4K screen and my new build will only be 1080P so that's a bummer :( . Oh well...

rip

 

4k smart tv in the future maybe


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Just now, Shiv78 said:

rip

 

4k smart tv in the future maybe

Mhmm, Probably not, i would never even use it since i actualy prefer to watch movies and shows from my desk. And as a gamer, I would rather put that money towards a higher refresh rate monitor.

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7 minutes ago, ErykYT3 said:

Mhmm, Probably not, i would never even use it since i actualy prefer to watch movies and shows from my desk. And as a gamer, I would rather put that money towards a higher refresh rate monitor.

Wait you prefer to watch movies from your desk? I could never do that, its just too uncomfortable.

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They had to satisfy Hollywood so you need Microsoft Edge and a Kaby Lake iGPU or an Nvidia GPU to watch 4k content on Netflix on a PC.


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Worth mentioning that you need Kaby Lake on an actual 200 series chipset, if you use Kaby Lake with a 100 series chipset BIOS updated it still locks you out.


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26 minutes ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

They had to satisfy Hollywood so you need Microsoft Edge and a Kaby Lake iGPU or an Nvidia GPU to watch 4k content on Netflix on a PC.

I have an Nvidia GPU so that can't be the case unless you are referring to the newer cards.

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27 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

Wait you prefer to watch movies from your desk? I could never do that, its just too uncomfortable.

Well, I just fall asleep on the couch and the TV is too small to see. It's 32 inches btw. 

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12 minutes ago, ErykYT3 said:

I have an Nvidia GPU so that can't be the case unless you are referring to the newer cards.

I was trying to refer to Pascal. Sometimes my mind fills in gaps that I didn't type out.


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Just now, Dan Castellaneta said:

I was trying to refer to Pascal. Sometimes my mind fills in gaps that I didn't type out.

Same here xD .

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4 hours ago, pomkon said:

so new ryzen build can play netflix 4k....

yeah with a 10-series GPU... anyone know if the 1030 will work?


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HDCP 2.2 is such a pain... I have a 1080p projector and a Chromecast Ultra, yet I can't play 4K content down-sampled to 1080p because of encryption that serves no benefits to anyone whatsoever. 1080p Netflix and YouTube looks awful at a large screen size, so the increased resolution and bitrate would help so much. I'm going to try a converter, but I don't exactly have high hopes for it (nor should I have to get a converter in the first place).

 

On my PC, I have both a compatible CPU and GPU to play 4K content yet I can't because of the lack of HDCP 2.2 on my monitor. I accept that a hardware decoder for HEVC is necessary (after Wendell spoke about it on the WAN Show), but when will Hollywood learn that forcing a stupid encryption standard that hurts the consumers, not the pirates, is a pretty bad idea...


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