All of a sudden, the 4K capabilities of the Hopper 3 have gotten a lot more interesting. DISH customers whose Netflix accounts include 4K can now view 4K through their Hopper 3 DVRs, giving additional 4K content to complement DISH’s stable of downloadable 4K pay-per-view content.
In order to use Netflix 4K, you’ll need a 4K TV that supports HDCP 2.2. A TV that supports HDR is optional. You’ll also need to be subscribed to Netflix’s most expensive plan, at $11.99 per month. That’s the only one that actually gives you 4K programming.
This is an excellent value add for Netflix and it keeps people from moving away from the Hopper when they’re looking for the night’s entertainment. There’s expected to be a lot more 4K content to come and since DISH hasn’t announced any live 4K content through their satellites, this is a great way to keep people interested in it.