4K resolution has steadily gained mainstream popularity among those of us who appreciate a premium entertainment experience. In fact, we love this pixel-packed format so much that 4K TV market share is anticipated to exceed one-in-four U.S. households by the end of 2017.
Unfortunately, the 4K television in your living room can’t magically turn HD programming into Ultra HD. Watching your favorite TV shows and movies in this crystal-clear resolution requires a three-part recipe: a 4K TV, a 4K-ready set-top box (e.g. Hopper 3!) and 4K programming.
When it comes to 4K programming, Netflix has one of the widest collections available. In April 2016, DISH began offering Netflix Ultra HD titles on our Hopper 3 DVR. Our customers enjoyed this experience so much that we’re extending the Netflix app to our 4K Joey client to deliver the added flexibility of a whole-home 4K Netflix experience. Now, customers can watch their favorite Netflix shows in 4K from any room.
As a refresher, when connected to a Hopper 3, 4K Joey provides similar TV functionality to other rooms in the home. Hopper 3 supports up to six 4K Joeys simultaneously, powering a total of seven 4K TVs at one time.
To access 4K Netflix content from your 4K Joey, press the “Home” or “App” button on the remote and select the Netflix icon, or access the app on channel 370 in the DISH programming guide. 4K content is identified as “4K” or “UHD” in the Netflix guide. You must subscribe to Netflix’s $11.99 per month subscription plan and have a 4K-compatible television to view this programming.