Netflix system requirements for HTML5 Player and Silverlight

You can use our HTML5 player or Silverlight to watch Netflix TV shows and movies on PCs running Windows XP or later, and Intel-based Macs running OS X Tiger (v10.4.11) or later. You'll find a complete list of requirements below for HTML5, Silverlight 4, and Silverlight 5.

HTML5

Supported Browsers:
  • Google Chrome version 37 or later on Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.9 or later (Mavericks)
  • Internet Explorer 11 or later on Windows 8.1 or later
  • Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
  • Mozilla Firefox version 47 or later on Windows Vista or later and Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    • Supported on stable, official release builds from Mozilla. Non-Mozilla builds are not supported.
  • Opera version 33 or later on Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later and Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Safari on Mac OS X 10.10 or later (Yosemite)
    • Supported on all 2012 or later models and select 2011 models

Resolution:

  • Google Chrome up to 720p
  • Internet Explorer up to 1080p
  • Microsoft Edge up to 4K*
  • Mozilla Firefox up to 720p
  • Opera up to 720p
  • Safari up to 1080p on Mac OS X 10.10.3 or later

*Streaming in 4K requires an HDCP 2.2 compliant connection to a 4K capable display, Intel's 7th generation Core CPU, and the latest Windows updates. Check with the manufacturer of your system to verify specifications.

Silverlight 4

Operating Systems and Browsers
Operating System Internet Explorer 9 Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3+ Safari 3+ Chrome 4+
Windows 7 - -
Windows Vista -
Windows XP SP3 - -

Mac OS 10.4.11 or later (Intel-based)

- - - -
Hardware
Components Minimum Requirement
Windows x86 or x64 (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode) 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor; 512MB RAM
Mac
(Intel-based)
Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor; 512MB RAM

Silverlight 5

Operating Systems and Browsers
Operating System Internet Explorer 11 Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 9 Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 12+ Safari 4+ Chrome 12+
Windows 8.1 Desktop - - - - -
Windows 8 Desktop - - - - -
Windows Server 2012 R2 - - - - -
Windows Server 2012 - - - - -
Windows 7 - - - -
Windows 7 SP1 - -
Windows Server 2008 SP2 - - -
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 - - -
Windows Vista SP2 - - -
Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows XP SP3 - - - -
Mac OS 10.5.7 or later (Intel-based) - - - - - -
Hardware
Components Minimum Requirement
Windows x86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for Internet Explorer only) 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor; 512MB RAM
Mac
(Intel-based)
Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor; 512MB RAM

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