At the beginning of the year, Netflix revealed that it would be producing all of its original shows in 4K — and now some of that content is finally available to stream. Unsurprisingly, the first show to get the ultra HD treatment is Netflix's biggest original show, House of Cards. The company has confirmed that the recently launched second season of House of Cards is now available in 4K, along with "some nature documentaries." Netflix had previously said that it planned to start airing 4K content in the spring.
"Over time we expect to gradually introduce a lot of additional content."
It's great news for those starving for 4K content on their expensive new TVs, but don't expect a mass rollout any time soon — Netflix's chief product officer Neil Hunt previously told The Verge that even by the end of the year the service's 4K selection will still be pretty small. "Over time we expect to gradually introduce a lot of additional content, other originals we're working on, other content from other vendors," he explained.