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Dish launches whole-home Netflix in 4K

Netflix_Home-menu_screenDish claims to be the first US pay TV provider to offer a “whole-home 4K Netflix experience”, after adding the SVOD service to its 4K Joey boxes.

When connected to a Hopper 3 box, Dish’s 4K Joey provides similar TV functionality to other rooms in the home, and the Netflix integration means that users can stream Ultra HD content from the service  around the house.

“Netflix is leading the industry with one of the largest 4K libraries available,” said Niraj Desai, Dish vice president of product management. “Our customers love watching their favourite Netflix TV shows and movies in Ultra HD on Hopper 3, so we’re extending the app to our 4K Joey clients to deliver the added flexibility of a whole-home 4K Netflix experience.”

Hopper 3 supports up to six 4K Joeys simultaneously, powering a total of seven 4K TVs at one time. Netflix Ultra HD content has been available on the Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016.

Dish customers must subscribe to Netflix’s US$11.99 per-month subscription plan and have a 4K-compatible television to access this Ultra HD content on Hopper 3 and 4K Joey.

Netflix recommends an internet connection speed of at least 25 megabits per second to stream Ultra HD titles.