This week, Microsoft claimed
that 4K (UHD) content from Netflix was now available exclusively for Windows 10 PCs. Itís not true. On any level.
Itís not true because Netflixís small but growing library of 4K (and HDR) content has been available for months on other devices, including the Roku 4K, Premiere, Premiere+, and Ultra, the Samsung TV Iím currently using, and many others. Hereís a list.
Even the Xbox One S, a Microsoft device, already supports this functionality.
Looked at from another angle, even the availability of 4K video in Netflix for Windows 10 isnít true for most people because you need two things that most users simply donít have: A 4K/UHD display and
a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor. So if youíre rocking a Skylake-generation Core i7 processor in your PC, youíre out of luck.
(Oh, and you need to actually pay Netflix extra
before you can even see the 4K content. So even those with a PC with the required specs might not even know this 4K content exists. But I digress.)
Why would they even make this claim? And why on earth would they tie this announcement to Ö a Gilmore Girls
revival series that no one with the required PC would ever want to watch in the first place?
One can only wonder. So letís look at the actual announcement. Iíll try to skip over as much of the Gilmore Girls
stuff as I can.