Dish Hopper 3 Users Can Now Binge Watch Netflix in 4K
DISH customers with “House of Cards,” “Daredevil” and “FullerHouse” on their list of things to binge watch can start canceling their social plans.
Customers can now stream Netflix’s catalog of Ultra HD TV shows and movies from a Hopper 3 DVR. The Netflix catalogue will join DISH’s inventory of Ultra HD content including 4K programming from Sony, The Orchard and Mance Media.
The Hopper 3 delivers native 4K support, decoding and outputting 60 frames per second and 10-bit color.
While the Netflix app has been available on this set-top box since February, access now includes Netflix original content in 4K.
“Netflix is actively taking steps to broaden the availability of Ultra HD content, with plans to provide more than 600 hours by the end of this year,” Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and CTO, said in a statement.
“As the cost of 4K TVs continues to decrease, consumer adoption of and interest in Ultra HD technology becomes more widespread. We’re making every effort to provide our Hopper 3 customers with additional access to 4K programming as it’s made available.”
Netflix’s 4K titles are now accessible to DISH’s Hopper 3 users with a subscription to Netflix’s $11.99 per month plan.
According to DISH,
Netflix recommends an Internet connection speed of at least 25 megabits per second to stream Ultra HD titles. All 4K content offered on DISH can be viewed on any 4K compatible television.
To access Netflix’s 4K content, DISH users should press the “Home” or “App” button on the remote control, then select the Netflix app icon. Once in the app, Ultra HD titles can be found by searching the terms “4K” or “UHD.”
(Netflix can also be accessed on channel 370 in the DISH programming guide.)
4K titles will populate in DISH’s episode lists with Netflix integrated into the Hopper 3’s universal search results.