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You can now stream Netflix in 4K using AMD GPUs

AMD released a fresh batch of Adrenalin Edition drivers for its GPUs earlier this week, bundling a number of much-requested bug fixes, as well as support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 – the software required to stream Netflix in 4K.

Yes, that’s right – customers with an AMD-driven computer can at long last stream 4K content from Netflix, something Intel and Nvidia users have been able to do for a while now, without being forced to resort to a lower-resolution version.

There are a couple of technical limitations, however. Just like with Intel and Nvidia, customers running an AMD chip will need to be using Microsoft’s Edge browser to view 4K content and must own a 4K UHD monitor that supports HDCP 2.2.

They will also need to make sure they’re enrolled in Netflix’s top-tier Premium plan to view 4K content – the Standard subscription is only capable of streaming Full HD, and the Basic version doesn’t go higher than Standard Definition (SD).

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Earlier this week, we rounded up all of the best films headed to Netflix in May 2018. A decent chunk of the more modern titles are available in 4K, so we’d recommend checking out our extensive guide if you can’t decide what to watch first.

To install the Adrenalin Edition drivers head over to AMD’s website, select your hardware, then follow the step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, you can download and run the firm’s auto-updater, which does all the heavy lifting for you.

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