Preview of 4K UHD Netflix content on NVIDIA GPUs

Answer ID 4457
Updated 04/27/2017 12:29 PM

Preview of 4K UHD Netflix content on NVIDIA GPUs


To enable Netflix UHD playback, the following is required:

  • 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.

Single or multi GPU multi monitor configuration

In case of a multi monitor configuration on a single GPU or multiple GPUs where GPUs are not linked together in SLI/LDA mode, 4K UHD streaming will happen only if all the active monitors are HDCP2.2 capable. If any of the active monitors is not HDCP2.2 capable, the quality will be downgraded to FHD. Below is a sample table for the case of 2 monitors:

Monitor 1

Monitor 2

Expected Stream Quality

HDCP2.2 (active)

HDCP2.2 (active)

4K UHD

HDCP2.2 (active)

HDCP1.X (connected but not active)

4K UHD

HDCP2.2 (active)

HDCP1.X (active)

FHD

SLI configuration

Currently, 4K UHD streaming is not supported for SLI/LDA configurations. However, if the GPUs are not linked together in SLI/LDA mode, 4K UHD streaming will work fine if all of the active monitors are HDCP2.2 capable.

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