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You've been able to stream Netflix in 4K via streaming boxes and smart TVs for some time now, but PC users have had to look on enviously. But not anymore. Netflix has just enabled 4K streaming on Windows 10 PCs. Though only for more recent machines.

To use the feature, you'll need a Windows 10 PC equipped with a seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor. So that's the Lenovo Yoga 910 and a few gaming and desktop machines. Not ideal.

You'll also need a 4K display, of course, as well as the Microsoft Edge browser. And a Netflix subscription that includes 4K content.

Then you're good to go.

Those lucky enough to tick all of the above boxes will be able to watch the hotly-anticipated 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' in 4K a few days before non-PC users. That's because of a partnership between Microsoft and Netflix.

4K Netflix streaming has taken a while to come to PCs because of digital rights management (DRM) issues, plus fears that the content would be copied and distributed over file-sharing networks.


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