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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.

4K TV shows on Netflix 

1) 13 Reasons Why

2) 3%

3) Alexa and Katie

4) Alias Grace

5) Altered Carbon

6) American Vandal

7) Anne With an “E”

8) Atypical

9) Better Call Saul

10) Bill Nye Saves the World

11) The Blacklist

12) Black Mirror

13) Bloodline

14) Breaking Bad

15) Brown Nation

16) Cable Girls

17) El Chapo

18) Chasing Cameron

19) Collateral

20) The Crown

21) Daredevil

22) Dark

23) Dear White People

24) The Defenders

25) Disjointed

26) Easy

27) Edha

28) The End of the F***ing World

29) Erased

30) Everything Sucks!

31) Fire Chasers

32) First Team: Juventus

33) Flaked

34) Free Rein

35) Friends from College

36) Frontier

37) Fuller House

38) The Get Down

39) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

40) Girlboss

41) Glitch

42) GLOW

43) Godless

44) Grace and Frankie

45) Gypsy

46) Haters Back Off!

47) Hibana -Spark-

48) House of Cards

49) The Indian Detective

50) Iron Fist

51) Jessica Jones

52) Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

53) Julie’s Greenroom

54) Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

55) Knights of Sidonia

56) Lady Dynamite

57) Longmire

58) Love

59) Lovesick

60) Luke Cage

61) Manhunt

62) Marco Polo

63) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

64) Marcella

65) Marseille

66) Mascots

67) Master of None

68) Medici: Masters of Florence

69) Meridian

70) Million Yen Women

71) Mindhunter

72) Mob Psycho 100

73) My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

74) Narcos

75) Nailed It!

76) The OA

77) OCTB

78) On My Block

79) One Day at a Time

80) Orange Is the New Black

81) Ozark

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82) The Punisher

83) The Ranch

84) Re:Mind

85) Real Rob

86) Requiem

87) Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

88) Samurai Gourmet

89) Santa Clarita Diet

90) Sense8

91) A Series of Unfortunate Events

92) Seven Seconds

93) Shot in the Dark

94) The Standups

95) Stranger Things

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96) Suburra: Blood on Rome

97) Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ

98) Tokyo Trial

99) Trailer Park Boys

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

101) Travelers

102) Ultimate Beastmaster

103) Ultimate Beastmaster México

104) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

105) Video Game High School

106) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

107) Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

108) White Rabbit Project

4K movies on Netflix

1) #realityhigh

2) 1922

3) The Babysitter

4) Bad Asses on the Bayou

5) Big Bear

6) Bomb Scared

7) Bright

8) Captain America: Civil War

9) Christmas Inheritance

10) A Christmas Prince

11) Clinical

12) Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle

13) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

14) Death Note

15) Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

16) Deuces

17) The Devil’s Mistress

18) Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

19) El Camino Christmas

20) The Do-Over

21) First They Killed My Father

22) A Futile and Stupid Gesture

23) Game Over, Man!

24) Gerald’s Game

25) Ghostbusters (1984)

26) Ghostbusters 2

27) Girlfriend’s Day

28) Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

29) Holy Camp!

30) The Invisible Guardian

31) Jeepers Creepers 3

32) Little Evil

33) Madre

34) Milada

35) Mustang Island

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36) Mute

37) Naked

38) No Filter

39) Okja

40) The Outsider

41) Our Souls at Night

42) Part-Time Idol

43) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

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Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

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44) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

45) Pizza, Beer, & Smokes

46) The Ridiculous 6

47) Riphagen – The Untouchable

48) Roxanne Roxanne

49) Rodney King

50) Sandy Wexler

51) September

52) The Siege of Jadotville

53) Slam

54) She’s Gotta Have It

55) Special Correspondents

56) Spectral

57) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

58) True Memoirs of an International Assassin

59) True to the Game

60) War Machine

61) Wheelman

62) When We First Met

63) Win it All

64) You Can Tutu

65) The Young Offenders


4K TV shows and documentaries on Netflix

1) 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons

2) APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

3) Audrie & Daisy

4) Barbecue

5) Captive

6) Casting JonBenet

7) Chasing Coral

8) Chef’s Table

9) Chef’s Table: France

10) Chelsea Does

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Chelsea Does

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11) Colombia: Wild Magic

12) Cooked

13) Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

14) The Day I Met El Chapo

15) Decanted.

16) Dinotasia

17) Dirty Money

18) Eve’s Apple

19) Fearless

20) Flight of the Butterflies

21) For the Love of Spock

22) Given

23) The Great Museum

24) Heroin(e)

25) Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

26) Humpback Whales

27) The Hunt

28) If You Build It

29) I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

30) Into the Inferno

31) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

32) Last Chance U

33) Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

34) Long Time Running

35) Moving Art

36) National Parks Adventure

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37) Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

38) Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States

39) One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert Film

40) One of Us

41) The Perfect Physique

42) Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

43) Planet Earth II

44) Raiders of the Lost Art

45) Rotten

46) Shark

47) Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

48) Somebody Feed Phil

49) Tales By Light

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50) Take Your Pills

51) Terra

52) Ugly Delicious

53) We Speak Dance

54) What Happened, Miss Simone?

55) What the Health

56) The White Helmets

57) Wormwood


4K comedy specials on Netflix

1) Adel Karam: Live From Beirut

2) Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say

3) Alan Saldaña: Mi Vida de Pobre

4) Alejandro Riaño: Especial de Stand Up

5) Alexis de Anda: Mea Culpa

6) Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

7) Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

8) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

9) Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo

10) Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers

11) Carlos Ballarta: El Amor es de Putos

12) Cedric the Entertainer: Live From the Ville

13) Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire

14) Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

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15) Colin Quinn: The New York Story

16) Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight

17) Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

18) Daniel Sosa: Sosafado

19) Dave Chappelle (Collection)

20) Dave Chappelle: Equanimity and the Bird Revelation (Collection)

21) David Cross: Making America Great Again

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22) Def Comedy Jam 25

23) DeRay Davis: How to Act Black

24) El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial

25) Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi

26) Fakkah Fuzz: Almost Banned

27) Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense

28) Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers

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

30) Gad Elmaleh: American Dream

31) Gad Gone Wild

32) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

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33) Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

34) Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

35) I’m Brent Morin

36) Jack Whitehall: At Large

37) Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

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

39) Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

40) Jerry Before Seinfeld

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41) Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

42) Jim Jefferies: Freedumb

43) Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

44) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

45) Jo Koy: Live From Seattle

46) Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special

47) Joe Rogan: Triggered

48) Judd Apatow: The Return

49) Katt Williams: Great America

50) Louis C.K. 2017

51) Lucas Bros: On Drugs

52) Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast

53) Marc Maron: Too Real

54) Marco Luque: Tamo Junto

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55) Maria Bamford: Old Baby

56) Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish

57) Mau Nieto: Viviendo sobrio… desde el bar

58) Maz Jobrani: Immigrant

59) Michael Che Matters

60) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

61) Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

62) Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery

63) Oh, Hello On Broadway

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64) Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

65) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

66) Reggie Watts: Spatial

67) Ricardo Quevedo: Hay Gente Así

68) Ricky Gervais: Humanity

69) Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth

70) Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time

71) Russell Howard: Recalibrate

72) Russell Peters: Almost Famous

73) Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face

74) Sebastián Marcelo Wainraich

75) Simplemente: Manu NNa

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76) Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

77) Theo Von: No Offense

78) Todd Glass: Act Happy

79) Tom Segura: Disgraceful

80) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

81) Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive

82) Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

83) Vir Das: Abroad Understandings

4K variety specials and sketch comedy on Netflix

1) The Characters

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

3) A Very Murray Christmas

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A Very Murray Christmas

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4) W/Bob & David

4K miscellaneous on Netflix

1) Abstract: The Art of Design

2) Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace From Fireplace for Your Home

3) Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchwood From Fireplace for Your Home

4) A Home Fireplace: Bright Edition

5) International Street Art

6) Jellies

7) Ocean Wonders

8) Slow TV: The Telemark Canal

9) Sparks


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

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.

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