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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.

best 4K movies and TV shows on Netflix


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.

4K TV shows on Netflix

1) 13 Reasons Why

2) 3%

3) Better Call Saul

4) The Blacklist

5) Black Mirror

6) Bloodline

7) Breaking Bad

8) Brown Nation

9) Captive

10) Chasing Cameron

11) Chef’s Table

12) Chef’s Table: France

13) The Crown

14) Daredevil

15) Easy

16) Flaked

17) Frontier

18) Fuller House

4K Netflix: Fuller House

Fuller House

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19) The Get Down

20) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

21) Grace and Frankie

22) Haters Back Off!

23) Hibana -Spark-

24) House of Cards

25) Iron Fist

26) Jessica Jones

27) Julie’s Greenroom

28) Knights of Sidonia

29) Lady Dynamite

30) Longmire

31) Love

32) Lovesick

33) Luke Cage

34) Marco Polo

35) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

36) Marcella

37) Marseille

38) Mascots

39) Master of None

40) Medici: Masters of Florence

41) Meridian

42) Narcos

43) The OA

44) One Day at a Time

45) Orange Is the New Black

46) The Ranch

47) Samurai Gourmet

48) Santa Clarita Diet

49) Sense8

50) A Series of Unfortunate Events

51) Stranger Things

4K TV shows on Netlfix: Stranger Things

Stranger Things

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52) Tokyo Trial

53) Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe

54) Travelers

55) Ultimate Beastmaster

56) Ultimate Beastmaster México

57) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

58) Video Game High School

59) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

60) White Rabbit Project

4K movies on Netflix

1) Bad Asses on the Bayou

2) Clinical

3) Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle

4) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

5) Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

6) The Do-Over

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

8) Girlfriend’s Day

9) No Filter

10) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

4K Netflix movies: Pee-wee's Big Holiday

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

Screengrab via Netflix US & Canada/YouTube


11) The Ridiculous 6

12) Sandy Wexler

13) The Siege of Jadotville

14) Special Correspondents

15) True Memoirs of an International Assassin

16) The Young Defenders

4K documentaries, comedy specials, and more on Netflix

1) Abstract: The Art of Design

2) APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

3) Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

4) Audrie & Daisy

5) Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

6) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

7) Carlos Ballarta: El Amor es de Putos

8) Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville

9) The Characters

10) Chelsea Does

11) Colin Quinn: The New York Story

12) Cooked

13) Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

14) Daniel Sosa: Sosafado

15) Dave Chappelle

16) David Cross: Making America Great Again

Best Standup Specials on Netflix 4K: david cross making america great again Photo by Gary Miller/Netflix

17) Fearless

18) Flight of the Butterflies

19) For the Love of Spock

20) Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry

21) Gad Gone Wild

22) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

23) I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

24) I’m Brent Morin

25) International Street Art

26) Into the Inferno

27) Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking

28) Jellies

29) Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

4K on Netflix: Jim Gaffigan in 'Cinco' Screengrab via Netflix US & Canada/YouTube

30) Jim Jeffries: Freedumb

31) Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

32) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

33) Joe Rogan: Triggered

34) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

35) Last Chance U

36) Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

37) Michael Che Matters

38) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

39) Moving Art: Deserts

40) Moving Art: Flowers

41) Moving Art: Forests

42) Moving Art: Oceans

43) Moving Art: Underwater

44) Ocean Wonders

45) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

46) The Perfect Physique

47) Reggie Watts: Spatial

48) Russell Peters: Almost Famous

49) Tales By Light

50) Terra

51) Theo Von: No Offense

52) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

53) Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

54) A Very Murray Christmas

Netflix 4K: A Very Murray Christmas

A Very Murray Christmas

Screengrab via Netflix US & Canada/YouTube


55) W/Bob & David

56) What Happened, Miss Simone?

57) The White Helmets

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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