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The BAFTA-winning 'Breaking Bad' is now available in 4K. Netflix's Joris Evers confirmed the news in a tweet.

"'Breaking Bad' now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere @netflix is available!" he wrote.

Another Netflix homegrown show, 'House of Cards', is also available in 4K.

4K contains four times as many pixels as high definition. You'll need a 4K-capable TV to watch it, as well as an internet connection of at least 15Mbps.

Previously, Netflix said that all of its homegrown series will be available in 4K. In other words, expect 'Orange is the New Black' to be available in the resolution soon.

So why has Netflix only made two shows available in 4K? It's a very small niche at the moment. In fact, Netflix's boss reckons it'll be five years before 4K is mainstream.

'Better Call Saul', the prequel to 'Breaking Bad', is also likely to come in 4K resolution. The show is expected to launch in November.

"'Breaking Bad' is widely recognised as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a statement announcing 'Better Call Saul'. "It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world.

"This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world."

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