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It's very frustrating, in 4K content right now.
TVs have built-in YouTube and Netflix clients that can receive 4K streams (also Amazon?). But there is no standalone device (as of today) that can receive the 4K streams from any of the available sources right now, to my knowledge. There are Android-based "4K" players that will upconvert content, but as halfelite noted, the players on those devices do not currently offer a Netflix client that can receive the 4K stream, only the 1080p one.
Current Roku (3), AppleTV (3), etc. standalone boxes are in the same boat: Not only are they limited to 1080p output, the clients on them don't support the 4K streams (and probably never will, since why bother then they are hardware limited to 1080p anyway).
BluRay players with 4K upconversion are in the same boat as the Android 4K streamers: The clients do not (currently) offer the special Netflix client that offers 4K streams. Again, as of today, the ONLY option to stream 4K from Netflix, Amazon, etc. is to use the client built into your 4K TV. (Maybe possible with an adequately beefy HTPC computer? I've never tried that as my PC monitors are only 1920x1200 max res.)