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Once you go 4K, you never go back.

It’s easier than ever to watch some of your favorite shows and movies in an entirely new way.

While HD is now the standard for TV, film, and most videos streaming online, some people have jumped over to 4K—a resolution four times higher than 1080p, the standard for HD. The resolution is approximately 4,000 pixels horizontally, hence the name. While mainstream television has yet to focus significantly on it, 4K resolution is gaining traction on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

4K isn’t something everyone can boot up instantly, though. For one, you need to purchase a 4K Ultra HD TV and set it up properly before you can start to watch 4K quality TV—your internet browser won’t cut it. Once you’ve got that covered, you have to upgrade your Netflix subscription to the Premium option, which costs $11.99 a month. (The Premium subscription also lets you stream content on up to four screens at once.) You’ll need an internet connection speed that’s at least 25 megabits per second and “high” streaming quality on Netflix.

But how do you figure out what’s available to stream in 4K? If you’re already subscribed to Netflix’s Premium service, you can search “4K” or “UHD” for Ultra HD titles. This search function appears to also work without a Premium subscription.

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Right now, the options of what you can stream in 4K are limited to most Netflix-produced content and a handful of other shows and movies, but your other favorite shows and movies are likely to make the jump at some point. Here’s a full breakdown.

TV shows

1) Better Call Saul

2) The Blacklist

3) Bloodline

4) Breaking Bad

5) Chef’s Table

6) Daredevil

7) Flaked

8) Fuller House

9) Grace and Frankie

10) Hibana -Spark-

11) House of Cards

12) Jessica Jones

13) Lady Dynamite

14) Longmire

15) Love

16) Luke Cage

17) Marco Polo

18) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

19) Marcella

20) Marseille

21) Master of None

22) Narcos

23) Orange Is the New Black

24) The Ranch

25) Sense8

26) Tears of Steel

27) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

28) Video Game High School

29) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Movies

1) Bad Asses on the Bayou

2) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

2) The DaVinci Code

3) The Do-Over

4) Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace from Fireplace for Your Home

5) The Holiday

6) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

7) The Ridiculous 6

8) Special Correspondents

9) Terra

Documentaries, comedy specials, and more

1) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

2) The Characters

3) Chelsea Does

4) Cooked

5) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

6) I’m Brent Morin

7) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

8) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

9) Moving Art: Deserts

10) Moving Art: Flowers

11) Moving Art: Forests

12) Moving Art: Oceans

13) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

14) Theo Von: No Offense

15) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

16) A Very Murray Christmas

17) W/Bob & David

18) What Happened, Miss Simone?

Netflix is a global platform for movie and TV streaming. It launched as a subscription-based streaming site in 2007, and offers new movies and TV shows every month. In 2013, Netflix debuted it first original programming.
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