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Netflix’s Super HD Streaming Now Available for Everyone

by Brandon Russell | September 26, 2013September 26, 2013 11:00 pm PST

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Netflix on Thursday announced its Super HD streaming option, which offers a higher-quality 1080p HD format, is now available to all subscribers. Introduced earlier this year, the option was only previously available to subscribers whose Internet provider was part of Netflix’s Open Connect content delivery network; Open Connect allows ISPs to partner directly with Netflix to locally cache content so it has less distance to travel before hitting your eyeballs.

“Based on the performance data we’ve seen, and in response to member requests, we are now expanding availability to give all our members the ability to enjoy Netflix in the best possible quality,” the company said.

The Super HD option will, however, still only be accessible through select devices, such as the Roku, Apple TV and PlayStation 3, so tablet users are out of luck, but Netflix does say more devices are coming soon. Netflix already offers passable quality depending on your Internet connection, so most users likely won’t even notice anything has changed. Be that as it may, it’s nice to see Netflix making Super HD more widely available.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...