Watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR right now, here’s how

BBC iPlayer just got supercharged for the its best visuals ever

The BBC has announced that it will now be streaming Blue Planet II in its entirety in 4K and HDR via the BBC iPlayer.

While the BBC already ran a demo of this UHD and HDR content on iPlayer, this is the first time we’ve had a full series. This uses the BBC HLG format and HEVC encoding to deliver the best possible quality at the lowest bitrate for easy streaming. It should also make way for this high quality streaming live in the near future. But for now what do you get?

This all means a wider colour gamut, better light and dark definition and higher resolution detail. But can you get it on your TV?

The BBC iPlayer app will be streaming the super high quality content which means it will only be available on certain TVs that support the format. It will also be available via Sky Q for those that subscribe to the platform.

You will also need a broadband line that supports speeds up to 22.7Mbps to get the full quality stream, although it will adapt to suit your limit and cut down resolution to suit. 

The complete list of compatible devices for UHD HDR streaming of Blue Planet II on BBC iPlayer are - get ready to scroll:

Panasonic

CX680 Series 2015

CX700 Series 2015

CR730 Series 2015

CX800 Series 2015

CR852 Series 2015

65DX902 2016

58DX902 2016

50DX902 2016

65DR852 2016

55DR852 2016

58DX802 2016

50DX802 2016

65DX750 2016

58DX750 2016

50DX750 2016

58DX720 2016

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55DX680 2016

49DX680 2016

40DX680 2016

55DX650 2016

49DX650 2016

40DX650 2016

DX902 (65 inch) 2016

DX902 (58 inch) 2016

DX902 (50 inch) 2016

DX802 (58 inch) 2016

DX802 (50 inch) 2016

DX750 (65 inch) 2016

77EX1002B 2017

65EX1002B 2017

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55EX620B 2017

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40EX600B 2017

LG

65OLEDB6 2016

55OLEDB6 2016

75UH775V 2016

65UH770V 2016

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49UH770V 2016

43UH620V 2016

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55UH650V 2016

49UH650V 2016

43UH650V 2016

58UH630V 2016

50UH630V 2016

40UH630V 2016

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49UW761H 2016

OLED77W7V.AEK 2017

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43UJ630V 2017

55LJ625V 2017

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43LJ624V 2017

OLED77W7V.AEK 2017

OLED65W7V.AEK 2017

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OLED65G7V.AEK 2017

OLED65E7V.AEK 2017

OLED55E7N.AEK 2017

OLED65C7V.AEK 2017

OLED55C7V.AEK 2017

OLED65B7V.AEK 2017

OLED55B7V.AEK 2017

86SJ957V.AEK 2017

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60UJ750V.AEK 2017

55UJ750V.AEK 2017

49UJ750V.AEK 2017

43UJ750V.AEK 2017

Phillips

43PUS6262/12 2017

43PUT6262/12 2017

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65POS9602/12 2017

Vestel

LINSAR 55HDR510 2017

LINSAR 49HDR510 2017

LINSAR 43HDR510 2017

Mitchell & Brown JB-551811FSM4K 2017

WALKER WP-4K5517(A) 2017

LAURUS PH-75SMARTUHD 2017

TOSHIBA 75U6763DB 2017

Mitchell & Brown JB-751811FSM4K 2017

WALKER WP4K7518 2017

FINLUX 43-FUB-7020 2017

FINLUX 65-FUB-8020 2017

HITACHI 43HK15T74U 2017

HITACHI 43HL15T74U 2017

HITACHI 50HK15T74U 2017

HITACHI 50HL15T74U 2017

HITACHI 55HK15T74U 2017

HITACHI 55HL15T74U 2017

HITACHI 65HL16T64U 2017

TECHWOOD 43AO4USB 2017

TECHWOOD 43AO6USB 2017

TECHWOOD 49AO6USB 2017

TECHWOOD 55AO6USB 2017

TECHWOOD 65AO6USB 2017

HITACHI 75HL16T64U 2017

LOGIK L49UE17(B) 2017

TOSHIBA 43U5863DB 2017

TOSHIBA 43U6863DB 2017

TOSHIBA 43V6763DB 2017

TOSHIBA 49U5863DB 2017

TOSHIBA 49U6863DB 2017

Hisense

H70NU9700UK 2017

H55NU8700UK 2017

H65NU8700UK 2017

H50N6800UK 2017

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HE45M5020UWTS 2017

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HE43N3500UWTS 2017

HE55N3500UWTS 2017

HE49N3500UWTS 2017

HE60N3500UWTS 2017

Sony

KD-65XE7005 2017

KD-65XE7003 2017

KD-65XE7093 2017

KD-65XE7002 2017

KD-65XE7096 2017

KD-65XE7004 2017

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KD-55XE7096 2017

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KD-55XE7005 2017

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KD-49XE7000 2017

KD-49XE7073 2017

KD-49XE7093 2017

KD-49XE7002 2017

KD-49XE7077 2017

KD-49XE7096 2017

KD-49XE7004 2017

KD-49XE7005 2017

KD-43XE7005 2017

KD-43XE7003 2017

KD-43XE7000 2017

KD-43XE7073 2017

KD-43XE7093 2017

KD-43XE7002 2017

KD-43XE7096 2017

KD-43XE7077 2017

KD-43XE7004 2017

Roku

3810EU 2017

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