Netflix Expands Super HD and 3D Streaming Service

    By Vignesh Subramanyan | Small Business

    Netflix announced on Thursday that all of its subscribers would be able to access movies and TV shows in their Super HD format. The Super HD format is the highest quality video format offered by Netflix, and features content at 1080p HD streams. The announcement also states that members will have access to 3D titles on Netflix.

    Netflix launched the Super HD stream in January, but only made it available to customers that were using an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that agreed to join their Open Connect Network. The Open Connect Network helps ISPs reduce the strain on their network and doesn’t require them to use third-party services for distribution.

    The company recommended that members who wish to use the Super HD stream should have at least 7 Mbps of bandwidth. But Netflix also provides a Super HD stream that only requires about 5 Mbps. 3D streams on the other hand can require up to 12 Mbps of bandwidth. Netflix currently offers Super HD streaming on set devices including Sony’s PS3, Apple TV, Roku, and Nintendo Wii U.

    For a complete list of Super HD enabled devices, please click here.

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