Can you stream a 4k movie with 175 mbps

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get a 4k apple tv to stream 4k movies in 4k...Yes I have a 4k tv but my internet is only 175 mbps right now...I think its supposed to be 150. Would I need better Internet to see 4k movies? Some of the new netflix shows looks pretty damn good but I guess they are not 4k as I don't pay for 4k netflix.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    You should be fine streaming 4k from Netflix and iTunes.

    Altered Carbon in 4k from Netflix streamed at a rate of 35 Mbps.
     
  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome!!. Someone else on the interweb said that 4k movies on itunes end up really being about 1080p or something if you don't have a 4k connection ....but i dont know.
     
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  5. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    You need the proper equipment to stream 4k content that includes HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0.

    I have no problem streaming 4k content from iTunes or Netflix.

    I know Apple recommends 25 Mbps but I have viewed content that goes above 25 Mbps.
     
  6. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    Both Netflix and iTunes state that 25 Mbps is required for streaming, so even if the content ends up streaming at a higher rate, you should be more than fine. This is assuming your home network can handle all 150-175 Mbps.

    Actually, you should be able to stream Netflix in 4K to about 6 different 4K TVs, or over 30 different 1080p TVs.

    Short answer, you are good.
     
  7. Michelasso macrumors 6502

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    Only? I know there is the 1000 Mega out there. but your internet speed is probably in the top 5% in most Countries. With 175Mbps one can stream a full UHD BR movie in 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

    Just to give another idea, most Smart TV have a 100 Mbps ethernet interface (so your Internet speed would be actually cut down in the TV), and they all happily stream any 4K content.
     
  8. Ben Harley macrumors member

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    Its takes around 8mpbs connection to stream 1080p video without buffering if the ISP is fiber optic and the connection is FTH. I mostly stream 4k shows and movies on netflix. I have a 100 mbps connection (FTH) runs smoothly. Never ever buffered until and unless something is wrong from netflix end. (TV App)
     
  9. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool info you guys have. =)

    How did you find out what rate a movie streamed at? @Audit13 (on netflix) Thanks
     
  10. Audit13, Oct 18, 2018
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    Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    On the Apple TV, you need to enable HUD under developer options.

    I installed Xcode to my Air. I then connected my Air to the Apple TV and enabled HUD.

    With my LG TV and the Netflix app, I press the "Info" button on my Harmony remote and it tells me the primary audio stream (stereo or 5.1) and video bitrate.

    I attached a copy of pictures I took with my iPhone of Valerian 4k and Altered Carbon from the Netflix app.

    Edit: noticed that the attached images are upside down. How the heck do I rotate them so they appear correctly? :confused:
     

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