How to install Silverlight on a Mac

You can watch TV shows and movies on your Mac computer with the Silverlight plug-in.

  1. Open Netflix and select any title to play.

  2. When a Silverlight box opens, select Install Now.

  3. Open the Downloads page and double-click on Silverlight.dmg.

    • On Safari, the Downloads page is in the upper right corner of the browser.

    • On Firefox, the Downloads page is a separate window in the Dock.

    • On Chrome, the Downloads page is under the Window drop-down menu on your browser.

  4. Right-click or hold Control on your keyboard and select Silverlight.pkg.

  5. Select Open on the pop-up menu.

  6. Select Open on the prompt that says Silverlight.pkg is not from the Mac App Store. Are you sure you want to open it? Opening Silverlight.pkg will always allow it to run on this Mac.

  7. Follow the prompts to complete installation.

If you complete the steps above but are still being prompted to install Silverlight, see I keep getting prompted to install Silverlight.