BT's Ultra HD box can now stream Netflix in 4K

Because what else you gonna do in between food naps?

BT beat its UK TV rivals to the punch earlier this year, launching an Ultra HD channel and a 4K set-top box to watch it on. After turkey, all the trimmings and one too many sherbets, though, it's unlikely whatever sports-related programming BT's showing will entertain every member of the extended family, even if it is in jaw-dropping definition. Well not to worry, because just in time for Christmas, you can now watch Netflix's 4K catalogue on BT's Ultra HD box.

Today's announcement from BT and YouView is hardly out of the blue, as enabling 4K streaming on the existing Netflix app has been in the works for at least several months. It's not just good news for videophiles, but for Netflix too, since you'll need the top-tier £9 per month subscription to get at its Ultra HD TV shows and documentaries. There isn't the greatest variety of 4K content available on the streaming service yet, but nothing says Christmas like binge-watching Breaking Bad, right? Anyway, just remember not to give the Netflix socks to anyone that's had a second helping of pud.