How to use the Player

You can use the Player to watch TV shows and movies on the latest version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, and Safari browsers on Windows and Mac. Review our system requirements for more details.

  • Navigation:

    • Browse rows of movie posters: The main page offers a variety of movies and TV shows based on what's popular and your own preferences. You can browse genres from the "Watch Instantly" drop-down menu.

    • Search: Look for movie or TV show titles, actors, directors, or genres from the search box in the upper right corner of the menu bar.

    • Movie or TV show pages: Place your cursor over a movie or TV show poster to see a window with information such as a brief synopsis, years produced, or maturity rating. For a full description, click the title within the window.

  • Playback: Click a poster to begin playing a movie or TV show.

    • During video playback, use the scroll bar at the bottom of the player screen to fast forward, rewind, or see more options.

    • To exit video playback, select the back button from the upper left corner of your screen.

If the scrollbar or back button aren't visible on your screen, move your cursor until they appear.
  • Supported regions: Netflix works on on web browsers in all regions where Netflix is available.

  • Resolution:

    • 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 1080p on macOS 10.11 to 10.15

    • Safari up to 4K on macOS 11.0 or later

  • Subtitles & alternate audio: Select the Audio and Subtitles icon to choose an alternate language track or turn on subtitles if they are offered by the movie or TV show.

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

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