Microsoft Edge gets exclusive browser dibs on 4K Netflix streaming

Microsoft has announced that 4K Netflix streaming on PC is now exclusively available through Microsoft Edge. All of Netflix's 4K catalog is now available to stream in full resolution via the Edge browser — so long as your PC packs a 4K display. And if you're dying to know: yes, that includes the new Gilmore Girls episodes.

It's interesting to see Netflix take this route, though not entirely surprising. Prior to this, Microsoft Edge was also the only browser that would stream Netflix shows in full 1080p resolution. With this move, however, the Chrome and Firefox faithful will have to turn to Edge if they want to stream in 4K fidelity on their PC.

With 4K displays becoming increasingly common among the PC crowd, this couldn't come at a better time. Will you be checking out any 4K Netflix streams in Microsoft Edge? Let us know in the comments!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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