Netflix computer requirements for HTML5 player and Silverlight

You can use a web browser to watch Netflix TV shows and movies on:

  • Windows computers running Windows 7 or later.

  • Mac computers running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6 or later.

  • Chromebooks running Chrome OS version 76 or later.

  • iPads running iPadOS 15 or later.

For more information about these requirements, use the options below.

HTML5 browsers
Silverlight plug-in

Operating System

(102 or later)

Microsoft Edge
(102 or later)

Mozilla Firefox
(88 or later)

(89 or later)

(11 or later)

Windows 7 or later

Mac OS X 10.11

macOS 10.11.6 or later

iPadOS 15.0 or later

Chrome OS

(Chrome 76 or later)


*Safari is supported on all 2012 or later Mac computers and some 2011 Mac computers.
**Due to the many configurations of Linux, Netflix Customer Support can't help with troubleshooting issues on devices running a Linux operating system.

Some unsupported browsers may still work, but we can't guarantee the Netflix experience on them. We recommend using a Netflix supported browser.


  • Google Chrome

    • Up to 720p on Windows and Linux

    • Up to 1080p on Mac and Chrome OS

  • Microsoft Edge up to 4K (on computers that meet Ultra HD requirements)

  • Mozilla Firefox up to 720p

  • Opera up to 720p

  • Safari

    • Up to 4K on macOS 11 or later

    • Up to 1080p on macOS 10.11 through 10.15

Microsoft no longer supports the Silverlight plug-in.

You can watch Netflix using Silverlight on computers with compatible operating systems and browsers that already have Silverlight installed. For the best experience or to fix issues watching Netflix using Silverlight, we recommend updating your browser or using another browser like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.

If you have trouble watching Netflix using Silverlight, try another browser or search for the issue or error message in our Help Center for a matching article.

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