According to recent reports Netflix is not offering 4K content for new subscribers to its highly popular standard streaming plan at $9 a month. If you want the best quality high resolution streams, it will cost you something extra. You will have to subscribe to Netflix ‘Family streaming plan’ Do if you are not a Netflix subscriber yet, checking the 4K offering is going to cost you a little bit more. The change has officially gone into effect last month.
Netflix spokesperson said, “We decided to move 4K UHD video into our four-stream plan for new members who sign up and care about the highest-quality video Netflix offers. We have a modest and growing catalog of titles in 4K, including ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘The Blacklist’ and a slate of upcoming Netflix original series.”
It costs more to stream, make and obtain 4K content. The extra costs are offloaded to new subscribers in the form of slightly higher monthly payment for accessing the 4K content.
However this is good news for the diehard Netflix fans, who have subscribed before early October and are on Netflix’s standard monthly payment plan. They can still access their super-high-resolution streams without having to make the change to a higher tier expensive plan.
However there are not many 4K contents which can be viewed on the Netflix at the moment. The format took some time before it became more popular and at present titles like Ghostbusters, Smurfs 2, and a documentary series called Moving Art are the barest few titles under the 4K category.
Netflix, keeps a tight lid about how much 4K content it has available for streaming.