How to Play Netflix in Ultra HD on Open Hour Chameleon
Open Hour Chameleon by Cloud Media is the first 4Kx2K 4:4:4 p60 high performance UHD media player or jukebox, playback H.264 up to 4Kx2K 30fps and 4Kx2K H.265 up to 60 fps and support HDMI 2.0 output. The powerful QUAD Core Cortex-A17 processor with the Mali-T764 16 Core 3D GPU provides excellent performance for ultra high definition 4Kx2K video playback and ultimate Android box for gamers. With 4K Netflix streaming movies/TV shows are heating up day by day, we will introduce the best way for watching Netflix streaming movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD on Open Hour Chameleon as you wish in this article.
How to start streaming 4k content? Any requirement?
Netflix is the pioneer of paid streaming 4K services ($12.99 per month) to stream 4K movies or TV shows to UHD TVs. Right now, the 4K streaming sources are still limited, including only five 4K Ultra HD movies on Netflix: Jerry Maguire, Hitch, Smurfs 2, Philadelphia and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; three documentaries and nine 4K streaming TV shows/series (including House of Cards and Breaking Bad). <Choose Top Ultra HD TVs>
Note: When you decide to stream 4K movies or TV shows from Netflix, you’d better make sure that your Internet connection speed maintains 25 Mbps or higher, cuz Netflix 4K streaming has a high demand on network connection speed. (See detailed Internet Connection Speed Recommendations)
For those who want to start streaming 4k movies and television shows from Netflix, here’s what you need to know to start streaming 4k content for the first time.
Sufficient Broadband Internet
Since there are no discs that support 4k content yet (the Blu-ray Disc association has approved the Ultra HD Blu-ray, but manufacturers are still working on the hardware), the only way to watch 4k is through the internet (unless you purchase the Samsung 4k Video Pack or Sony 4k Media Player with pre-loaded movies). Netflix suggests a minimum of 25 megabits-per-second to stream Ultra HD. You’ll need to call your internet service provider and ask for faster speed, and quite possibly a modem upgrade. Be prepared to pay more per month!
4k Ultra HD TV
This of course, is a no-brainer. You can’t watch 4k content on a 1080p TV. But let’s make sure everyone understands the terminology. 4k (a term that came from the movie industry) is slightly higher resolution than the other industry terms used (Ultra HD and UHD), but is essentially the same when talking about consumer electronics. So, any TV that says 4k, Ultra HD, or UHD is the same thing. Samsung’s own branding that uses SUHD is also the same, but uses more advanced technology and supports HDR.
Adjust 4k TV Settings
When you purchase your 4k TV for the first time, you may need to set the resolution to 4k. By default, it should be. But this is something you should confirm. You can also set the picture format to 16.9 for cinematic formats (or set it to dynamic if the settings allow). Also, for those purchasing new TVs, most use Bluetooth-enabled remote controls. If you can’t get your remote to work at first, be sure it is paired with the TV.
A 4k Set-top Box or App
The 4k content needs to travel through either a set-top box or app to display on the TV. Streaming media players that support 4k include Nvidia Shield, Roku 4, TiVo Bolt, and Amazon’s Fire TV (2015 model). And, there are quite a few 4k Smart TV and Blu-ray Disc player manufacturers that support 4k through the Netflix app including Sony, Samsung, LG, and Sharp among others.
HDMI 2.0 Cable
You’ll need an HDMI 2.0 cable that is made for 4k content. The bandwidth demand for 4k is much higher than 720p or 1080p, so you’ll need to invest in a new HDMI cable. Also, the older HDMI 1.4 standard only supports 30fps, whereas HDMI 2.0 supports 60fps. Best Buy has a high quality Rocketfish 4ft 4k HDMI cable for $29.99.
4k-Enabled Netflix Account
Lastly, you’ll need to upgrade your Netflix account (if it isn’t already) to the $11.99 per month plan. As mentioned before, the bandwidth for 4k is much higher than 1080p. So not only do you have to pay your ISP more, you also have to pay Netflix a bit more. (See screenshot below.)
Can I Play Netflix in 4K on Open Hour Chameleon?
As a Netflix subscriber you can have access to lots of movies on Netflix Instant. However, most movies only stream a certain time period. Worse still, NetFlix Application only deliver SD content no HD/4K for Open Hour Chameleon. It’s sad that we need to wait for an update from NetFlix to support OH Chameleon.
In this case, you may want to download the Netflix movies especially in 4K to your hard drive for watching later via Open Hour Chameleon on your 4K TV at home. The fact is that, even though video playback performance/quality seems to have improved on RK3288, some 4K videos still have problems:
HD.Club-4K-Chimei-inn-60mbps.mp4 – Starting OK, but many frames are dropped near the end.
sintel-2010-4k.mkv – The video is not smooth (Playing at ~24 fps instead of 29.970 fps). Also seeking may introduce artifacts that won’t go away, until I sought again.
Beauty_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_MP4.mp4 (H.265) – OK (but background blinks a bit)
Bosphorus_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_MP4.mp4 (H.265) – OK
Jockey_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_TS.ts (H.265) – OK
phfx_4KHD_VP9TestFootage.webm (VP9) – SPMC reports 8 to 10 fps, and all four cores are maxed out at 100% CPU usage. (Software decode)
How to Play Netflix in Ultra HD on Open Hour Chameleon
Then how to watch 4K Netflix movies which are saved in unsupported formats like MP4, WMV and more on Open Hour Chameleon? If your Open Hour does not give support to the downloaded Netflix 4K Video format, you need to encode Netflix 4K movies to the format supported by Open Hour Chameleon beforehand.
What’s more, some video or audio settings including video or audio codec, bit rate, quality, video size and more should be adjusted to achieve the best visual effect on your Open Hour. All these can be done with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.
With advanced video and audio parameter settings and practical video editing features, this best-reviewed video converter software will seamlessly convert the downloaded Netflix movies in virtually any formats to satisfy your Open Hour Chameleon without any hassle. If you are using Windows computer and your target is H.264 codec video, you even can get 6X times video converting speed with NVIDIA CUDA technology. What’s more, the program offers kinds of preset profiles for media devices including Apple iPad, iPhone, Nexus, Nook HD, Samsung, TV, etc to meet your different needs.
If you are Mac users, please turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. Now download the right version and follow the tips below to to convert Netflix 4K Videos to play on your Open Hour Chameleon.
Download this Open Hour Chameleon Video Converter and start to convert.
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
Step 1. Add Netflix 4K Videos files
Install and launch Open Hour Chameleon Video Converter, then you can import your already downloaded Netflix movies to the software interface. You are allowed to click File > Add Video/Audio or Add from Folder to load source videos or simply drag the files into home interface.
Tip: The Netflix files will be listed on the left part, and you can rearrange the file order for converting, preview source files or choose any files and check the “Merge into one file” box to merge these files into one file, etc.
Step 2. Choose format for Open Hour Chameleon
You can click Format > HD Video and set H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as the output video format. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality.
Step 3. Video/Audio quality settings
4K TV/Open Hour Chameleon normally have their own requirements in video and audio parameters, so you can just click “Settings” button to adjust output file video and audio parameters like video or audio codec, quality, bit rate, video frame rate, video size, audio sample rate, etc. to suit your target devices. You can downsize 4K to 1080p for smoothly playback.
Step 4. Start Netflix 4K Videos to Open Hour Chameleon conversion
Click the big “Convert” button to start converting downloaded 4K Netflix movies to Open Hour Chameleon supported video.
Tip: You can also take advantage of its ingenious video editing features to perform some video customization like “Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark and Subtitle”.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to stream and watch your Netflix 4K Videos movies on TV via Open Hour. Enjoy the great quality.
With the help of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, watching 4K Netflix on Open Hour Chameleon would be a piece of cake. In addition to 4K Netflix movies, Blu-ray/DVD from Netflix, 4K H.265 movies can be transcoded to play on TV via Open Hour Chameleon.
Netflix offers streaming media and on-demand video services. Although an American provider, the service is available to other countries such as Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. The company is founded in 1997 and to this day, they have a total subscriber count of more than 33 million.
Netflix offers internet video streaming services and movie rentals. The company also keeps its own original programming, along with a range of movie and TV libraries. Netflix can offer pay-TV deals through their partnership with small and big movie studios. Netflix features titles from DreamWorks, Walt Disney, Open Road Films, The Weinstien Company, and FilmDistrict, among others.