Nvidia adds support for 4K Netflix on GTX 10-series GPUs

Nvidia adds support for 4K Netflix on GTX 10-series GPUs

Nvidia adds support for 4K Netflix on GTX 10-series GPUs

Nvidia adds support for 4K Netflix on GTX 10-series GPUs

 
Nvidia adds support for 4K Netflix on GTX 10-series GPUs, but right now this support is severely limited. First of all this support is limited to a driver that is exclusive to members of the Windows Insider Program, driver version 381.74, with support being limited to GTX 10-series GPUs with more than 3GB of VRAM.  
 
This means that this functionality will not be supported on Nvidia's 2GB GTX 1050 GPUs, with this functionality only being available on Microsoft's Edge browser or the Netflix app from the Windows 10 Store. Users will also need to use HDCP 2.2 displays, which could be problematic for those that use multiple displays or older displays.   
 
At the time of writing 4K Netflix is only readily usable on Intel Kaby Lake powered PCs, and we can see why given how strict these requirements are for beta Nvidia support. At this time 4K Netflix is not available to those using AMD GPUs. 
 
 

Nvidia adds support for 4K Netflix on GTX 10-series GPUs   

 

Right now, the playback of premium 4K content is highly restricted on PC, be it Netflix Streaming or the Direct playback of 4K UltraHD Blu-Ray movies. Hopefully in time using this content will become easier, though for now it is restricted to select OS' and hardware configurations, leaving those with older PCs in the dark. 

 

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01-05-2017, 10:53:46

wozza365
I honestly can't see many people caring while its locked to Edge. I'd prefer a standalone app to using Edge. Surely that would also be more secure (which I think is the primary concern for Netflix here)Quote

01-05-2017, 11:47:55

gunbust3r
Dear Netflix,

I'm tired of being kicked around for 4k on PC, not to mention the TV app updates that has previews blaring on every single GD menu item.

I'll be on Amazon and Sling if you ever clean up your act.Quote

02-05-2017, 02:21:32

FTLN
Quote:
Originally Posted by wozza365 View Post
I honestly can't see many people caring while its locked to Edge. I'd prefer a standalone app to using Edge. Surely that would also be more secure (which I think is the primary concern for Netflix here)
It seems to also work with the standalone Netflix app too :

NVIDIA Driver version exclusively provided via Microsoft Windows Insider Program (currently 381.74).
No other GeForce driver will support this functionality at this time
If you are not currently registered for WIP, follow this link for instructions to join: https://insider.windows.com/
NVIDIA Pascal based GPU, GeForce GTX 1050 or greater with minimum 3GB memory
HDCP 2.2 capable monitor(s). Please see the additional section below if you are using multiple monitors and/or multiple GPUs.
Microsoft Edge browser or Netflix app from the Windows Store
Approximately 25Mbps (or faster) internet connection.


This is great news and shows that a Kaby Lake upgrade is not needed, a 1050ti at around 150 euros works out much cheaper than a new motherboard and cpu and having to use onboard graphics !!

Well done Nvidia

EDIT :

Installing the latest insider build now, 1050ti received a couple of weeks ago. Lets hope this new DRM from Microsoft will also enable 4K UHD blue-ray playback at some point in the future !!Quote
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