In recent years, Netflix has slowly but surely tightened its grip around the throat of traditional entertainment while fending off cable and YouTube on its way to becoming the most popular place to watch television. Thanks in no small part to having billions of dollars at its disposal, the streaming behemoth has led the charge when it comes to changing how people consume movies and shows and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
Netflix currently offers a few different plans, including a barebones subscription along with a couple of others providing extra features for a higher price. As it currently stands, their Premium package is designed to appeal to customers looking for the ultimate viewing experience— but it looks like things are about to get taken to the next level.
According to Variety, Netflix is currently testing out an “Ultra” package in Europe tailormade for the true tech junkie. They outlined the key components of the Ultra tier that set it apart from the two other tiers that are previously offered by Netflix:
“The Ultra plans cost $16.99 per month and is being tested in two versions. One offers four Ultra HD streams, while the existing $13.99 Premium plan would drop from four to two UHD streams. In the second offer, both Premium and Ultra customers would have access to four concurrent Ultra HD streams but only Ultra customers would have access to high dynamic range (HDR) content, which provides more vibrant color reproduction and higher contrast.”
It’s unclear when (or if) the option will be rolled out to consumers in the United States but it will most likely end up running you $16.99 a month if you want to take full advantage of the super expensive TV you bought in anticipation of the 4K revolution (a revolution that will be televised by default).