What is 4K TV?
4K is the next generation standard of high definition programming, offering a massive increase in resolution compared to previous HD standards like 720p and 1080p. Think of 4K as ultra-high definition TV viewing. Please read on to learn more about 4K, including availability, benefits and how to watch 4K programming in your home.
First, you'll need a 4K compatible television. While many new TVs offer the 4K compatibility, there are still televisions on sale today that offer a maximum resolution of 1080p HD or even 720p. Please refer to your televisions user guide to discover the screen's maximum resolution.
Netflix on BlueSky TV
4K (Ultra HD) content is available with Netflix on BlueSky TV. To view 4K Netflix shows on BlueSky TV, it is required to have:
Visit Using Netflix on BlueSky TV for more information about Netflix on BlueSky TV
Smart TV apps
If you have a 4K television that offers "smart TV" features, content can be readily found using the YouTube or Netflix apps included with the TV. On YouTube, 4K is called "2160p", and on Netflix it's called "Ultra HD".
While accessibility of content shot in 4K (native 4K programming) is still very limited, more and more solutions will be available in the coming years, including 4K Blu-ray players, 4K cable channels and more.
Related: Can I stream Netflix in Ultra HD?
Did You Know
Given its massive resolution, streaming 4K UHD content from the web requires a great deal of bandwidth, up to 7GB per hour!
Learn More: 4K Streaming and Bandwidth Usage
Shaw does not currently provide any 4K channels or services. However, 4K content is available with Netflix on BlueSky TV--see the How to watch 4K content section above for more information.