The Best 4k Ultra HD TV Shows On Netflix

Netflix has a huge library of episodic series, but not all stream in 4k. We’ve reviewed every English-language show (and some foreign-language series) that stream in 4k to put together this list of the best series. The list is ongoing as more and more shows are added. It also includes shows that may have been upgraded to 4k from earlier seasons. Some of these shows also feature Dolby Vision HDR for improved color depth and Dolby Atmos audio that offers an immersive surround sound experience. Also, see our list of Best 4k Movies on Netflix. New to streaming in 4k? Read How to Watch Ultra HD Movies & TV Shows on Netflix.

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Vikings: Valhalla

Premiering in February 2022, Netflix Original Series Vikings Valhalla takes place one hundred years after the events of History’s Vikings. But while Vikings is only been offered in HD (1080p), Vikings Valhalla improves the video quality to 4k UHD (2160p) for incredible detail and color that’s enhanced with Dolby Vision or HDR10 (depending on your TV or device). TV-MA

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Our Planet

You had to know we’d include Our Planet, didn’t you? The British made-for-Netflix series comes from the same team that brought Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, and The Blue Planet. Produced in 4k with Dolby Vision HDR, every minute of Our Planet is visually spectacular and unforgettable. The limited series is narrated by David Attenborough and is also coded with Dolby Atmos audio. TV-G

Lost In Space (3 Seasons)

If you love sci-fi and the otherworldly imagery that comes with the genre, the 2 seasons of Lost In Space are incredibly sharp in 4k and rich with color that’s expanded even further with Dolby Vision. You don’t really even need HDR to appreciate the color palette of this series, but on an HDR TV or mobile device with Dolby Vision there is a noticeable improvement in color range and luminance. The series also features Dolby Atmos audio. TV-PG

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Marco Polo (2 Seasons)

One of the most expensive Netflix shows to date, Marco Polo was produced with the intention of competing with the high-quality production of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The story isn’t nearly as engaging or complex as GOT, but video and audio quality is excellent. Add to the high production quality a great performance by Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan and you’ve got a binge-worthy series. TV-MA

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Cursed (1 Season)

The first season of Cursed from creators Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler is one of the best looking series on Netflix. The episodes are presented in 4k with Dolby Vision and couldn’t be any sharper on Ultra HD TVs and devices that display High Dynamic Range. And, with Dolby Atmos/7-channel audio the music composition sounds even better on multi-speaker systems with a subwoofer. TV-MA

The Witcher (2 Seasons)

Based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher starring Henry Cavill and Freya Allan translates incredibly well to this Netflix series that premiered in 2019. The dramatic imagery in the show is greatly enhanced with Dolby Vision that adds detail in the prevalent shadow areas. This is a dark show that is best experienced at night with the lights dimmed to avoid any screen reflections. The Dolby Atmos soundtrack is another reason to watch this series. TV-MA

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Peaky Blinders (5 Seasons)

This period drama has a cinematic look that may at first be mistaken for a feature film. But the 5-season series has had an excellent production quality since the first episode. While the first four seasons are only offered in HD, the sixth season added 4k resolution, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to the video stream to bring even greater visual and audio quality. TV-MA

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Medici: The Magnificant (3 Seasons)

Available in Ultra HD (no HDR or Atmos), Medici: The Magnificant is a slow-moving dramatic series led by a cast that includes great performances Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Daniel Sharman (Immortals), Alessandra Mastronardi (To Rome With Love), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and 2x Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs Kramer, Rain Man). The show is also very sharp in 4k, displaying selective rich colors that could almost look like HDR if it were not for its subdued palette. TV-MA

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The Crown (3 Seasons)

This show is as beautiful as its acting. The 3x Golden Globe-winner stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Olivia Colman also as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. Season 3 changes things up with a new cast lead by Helena Bonham Carter, but after a few episodes, you realize how good this scriptwriting is. The series streams in 4k resolution and Season 3 added Dolby Vision. TV-MA

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Tiny Creatures (1 Season)

This documentary series focuses on small wildlife that’s found in different US states. You have to appreciate the camera technology and patience it must have taken to get some of these shots that look incredible in 4k with Dolby Vision. Tiny Creatures is nowhere near the caliber of documentary filmmaking as Planet Earth or Our Planet, but nevertheless allows viewers to see the world from another perspective. TV-PG

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Formula 1: Drive to Survive (4 Seasons)

This reality/documentary features some incredible racing footage both in real time and slow motion. And with video enhanced by Dolby Vision HDR and audio that explodes on the track in Dolby Atmos, Formula 1: Drive to Survive is one series to test out the capabilities of your 4k TV and sound system (which hopefully incorporates a subwoofer). TV-MA

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Life in Colour

Yet another documentary show narrated by David Attenborough, the mini-series Life in Colour is one that will really show off your 4k HDR TV. The show explores how color plays a role in the natural world, and answers questions like “Why is the tiger orange?” Offered in Dolby Vision (which should convert to HDR10 depending on your TV or device) there is colors in this series that you may never have imagined existed in the world. TV-PG

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