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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) Anne With an “E”

4) Atypical

5) Better Call Saul

6) Bill Nye Saves the World

7) The Blacklist

8) Black Mirror

9) Bloodline

10) Breaking Bad

11) Brown Nation

12) Cable Girls

13) El Chapo

14) Chasing Cameron

15) The Crown

16) Daredevil

17) Dear White People

18) The Defenders

19) Disjointed

20) Easy

21) Flaked

22) Free Rein

23) Friends from College

24) Frontier

25) Fuller House


26) The Get Down

27) Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

28) Girlboss

29) GLOW

30) Grace and Frankie

31) Gypsy

32) Haters Back Off!

33) Hibana -Spark-

34) House of Cards

35) Iron Fist

36) Jessica Jones

37) Julie’s Greenroom

38) Knights of Sidonia

39) Lady Dynamite

40) Longmire

41) Love

42) Lovesick

43) Luke Cage

44) Marco Polo

45) Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

46) Marcella

47) Marseille

48) Mascots

49) Master of None

50) Medici: Masters of Florence

51) Meridian

52) Million Yen Women

53) Narcos

54) The OA

55) One Day at a Time

56) Orange Is the New Black

57) Ozark

58) The Ranch

59) Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

60) Samurai Gourmet

61) Santa Clarita Diet

62) Sense8

63) A Series of Unfortunate Events

64) The Standups

65) Stranger Things

4K TV shows on Netlfix: Stranger Things

Stranger Things

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66) Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ

67) Tokyo Trial

68) Trailer Park Boys

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

70) Travelers

71) Ultimate Beastmaster

72) Ultimate Beastmaster México

73) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

74) Video Game High School

75) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

76) Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

77) White Rabbit Project

4K movies on Netflix

1) Bad Asses on the Bayou

2) Captain America: Civil War

3) Clinical

4) Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle

5) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

6) Death Note

7) Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

8) Deuces

9) The Devil’s Mistress

10) Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

11) The Do-Over

12) Girlfriend’s Day

13) Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

14) The Invisible Guardian

15) Little Evil

16) Madre

17) No Filter

18) Okja

19) Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

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Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

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20) The Ridiculous 6

21) Riphagen – The Untouchable

22) Rodney King: Spoken Word

23) Sandy Wexler

24) The Siege of Jadotville

25) Slam

26) She’s Gotta Have It

27) Special Correspondents

28) Spectral

29) True Memoirs of an International Assassin

30) War Machine

31) Win it All

32) The Young Offenders

4K TV shows and film 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

Netflix 4K: Chelsea Does

Chelsea Does

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11) Colombia: Wild Magic

12) Cooked

13) Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

14) Decanted.

15) Dinotasia

16) Fearless

17) Flight of the Butterflies

18) For the Love of Spock

19) Given

20) The Great Museum

21) Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

22) Humpback Whales

23) The Hunt

24) If You Build It

25) I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

26) Into the Inferno

27) Keith Richards: Under the Influence

28) Last Chance U

29) Moving Art

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30) Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

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

32) The Perfect Physique

33) Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

34) Raiders of the Lost Art

35) Shark

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

37) Tales By Light

38) Terra

39) What Happened, Miss Simone?

40) What the Health

41) The White Helmets


4K comedy specials on Netflix

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

2) Alan Saldaña: Mi Vida de Pobre

3) Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

4) Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

5) Bo Burnham: Make Happy

6) Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo

7) Carlos Ballarta: El Amor es de Putos

8) Cedric the Entertainer: Live From the Ville

9) Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire

10) Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

11) Colin Quinn: The New York Story

12) Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

13) Daniel Sosa: Sosafado

14) Dave Chappelle (Collection)

15) David Cross: Making America Great Again

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16) Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense

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

18) Gad Gone Wild

19) Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

20) Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

21) Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

22) I’m Brent Morin

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

24) Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

25) Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

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26) Jim Jeffries: Freedumb

27) Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

28) Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

29) Jo Koy: Live From Seattle

30) Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special

31) Joe Rogan: Triggered

32) Louis C.K. 2017

33) Lucas Bros: On Drugs

34) Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast

35) Marc Maron: Too Real

36) Marco Luque: Tamo Junto

37) Maria Bamford: Old Baby

38) Maz Jobrani: Immigrant

39) Michael Che Matters

40) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

41) Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

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

43) Oh, Hello On Broadway

44) Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

45) Reggie Watts: Spatial

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

47) Russell Peters: Almost Famous

48) Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face

49) Simplemente: Manu NNa

50) Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

51) Theo Von: No Offense

52) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

53) Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive

54) Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

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55) 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

Netflix 4K: A Very Murray Christmas

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) International Street Art

5) Jellies

6) Ocean Wonders

7) Sparks


Still not sure what to watch tonight? Here are our Netflix guides for the best war movies, documentaries, anime, indie flicks, and movies based on true stories streaming right now. There are also sad movies guaranteed to make you cry, weird movies to melt your brain, and comedy specials when you really need to laugh.

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

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