The Top 50 Geeky TV Shows Streaming on Netflix Looking to stream some Ultra HD films from Netflix? Not a problem. However, if you're not yet a Netflix subscriber, checking out the company's 4K offerings is going to cost you a bit more nowadays.

According to reports, Netflix is no longer offering streaming 4K content for new subscribers to its standard streaming plan—at $9 a month. If you want the super high-resolution streams, you're going to have to pony up for the company's "family" streaming plan, starting at $12 monthly. The change officially went into effect last month.

"We decided to move 4K UHD video into our four-stream plan for new members who sign up and care about the highest-quality video Netflix offers. We have a modest and growing catalog of titles in 4K, including 'House of Cards,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Blacklist' and a slate of upcoming Netflix original series," said a Netflix spokesperson, as reported by Variety.

What Netflix isn't saying outright, but should be pretty much assumed, is that it costs more for the service to make and obtain 4K content. These extra costs are passed on to subscribers in the form of slightly higher monthly payments required to access the 4K content.

However, there's a silver lining for Netflix die-hards. If you've been watching 4K content on Netflix before early October or so—and you're on Netflix's standard monthly payment plan—then you'll still be able to access your super-high-resolution streams without having to switch up to the more expensive plan. Netflix is officially grandfathering in anyone who falls into this category, and they should be able to watch 4K content at the cheaper rate "indefinitely," notes Variety.

That said, there isn't a ton of 4K content to view on Netflix at the moment. That's not to say that Netflix isn't trying—the format has quite a bit of time before it becomes super-popular, after all—but right now, titles like Ghostbusters, Smurfs 2, and a documentary series called Moving Art are just a few of the titles one can grab in 4K definition. That's in addition to the entire run of Breaking Bad, as well as the second season of Netflix's original series House of Cards.

Netflix, in general, doesn't tend to talk about how much 4K content it has available for streaming.