Netflix computer requirements for HTML5 Player and Silverlight

You can use the Netflix HTML5 player or the Silverlight plug-in to watch Netflix TV shows and movies on:

  • Windows computers running Windows XP or later.

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

  • iPads running iPadOS 15 or later.

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


Operating System


(97 or later)

Microsoft Edge

(97 or later)

Mozilla Firefox

(88 or later)


(83 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 97 or later)


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

Some unsupported browsers may still work, but we can't guarantee the Netflix experience on them.


  • Google Chrome

    • Up to 720p on Windows, Mac, and Linux

    • Up to 1080p on Chrome OS

  • Microsoft Edge up to 4K*

  • Mozilla Firefox up to 720p

  • Opera up to 720p

  • Safari

    • Up to 4K on macOS 11.0 or later

    • Up to 1080p on macOS 10.11 through 10.15

*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.

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, we recommend updating your browser or using another browser like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.

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

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