Dish Goes Multi-Room With Netflix’s 4K Library

Netflix’s content in format now accessible via 4K ‘Joey’ client devices
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Following up its support of Netflix 4K content on the Hopper 3 in April 2016, Dish Network said it can now ship Netflix fare in the new, pixel-packed format to 4K Joey client devices.

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The expansion enables Dish subs with the right set up, including multiple 4K-capable TVs, to deliver Ultra HD content from Netflix to multiple rooms in the home.

Hopper 3, Dish notes, can support up to six 4K Joeys simultaneously, meaning it can deliver 4K to up to seven TVs at once.

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Dish recommends an internet connection speed of at least 25 Mbps to stream UHD titles.

Netflix’s 4K library on Dish’s supported devices is found by selecting the “Home” or “App” button on the remote and then selecting the Netflix icon. It’s also offered on a jump channel (channel 370) in the Dish EPG. Netflix 4K titles are identified with the “4K” or “UHD” label.

“Netflix is leading the industry with one of the largest 4K libraries available,” Niraj Desai, Dish vice president of product management, said in a statement. “Our customers love watching their favorite 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.”