Netflix posts 4K test video to streaming service as it prepares for planned 2014 launch

Ask anyone what the largest issue facing 4K video is, and you’ll likely be told that it’s distribution; bringing the massive files — with four times the resolution of a 1080p video — to viewers’ homes is an incredible challenge. Nevertheless, Netflix believes it will be able stream Ultra HD 4K videos to customers by next year, and it’s already testing the feature, according to Gigaom. In fact, you can watch Netflix’s test footage now, as a number of 4K “movies” have hit the service for internal checks on 4K performance. It’s worth noting that the movies are all made up of test footage, and 4K quality isn’t an option yet for subscribers.

Netflix hasn’t kept its interest in streaming 4K video directly to subscribers’ homes a secret. C…

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