Use this article to learn about Netflix features on your Mac computer, and how to set up and sign out of your account.
Netflix is available on Mac computers using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or the Safari browser. Netflix streaming features on Mac computers include:
Browse rows of movie posters: The main Netflix.com page displays rows of TV shows and movies for you to browse. You can also browse genres from the Browse menu.
Search: Search for specific TV show or movie titles, actors, directors, or genres from the search box in the upper right corner of the Netflix.com menu bar.
TV show or movie Pages: Place your cursor on a specific TV show or movie poster to see additional information, such as a brief synopsis, year produced, or maturity rating. Clicking on the title from within this section will take you to the full description.
Playback: Click on a poster to begin playing a TV show or movie. While your title is playing, 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 in the upper left corner of your screen. If the scroll bar or back button are not visible on your screen, move your cursor until they appear.
Netflix supports streaming on Mac computers using supported browsers in all regions where Netflix is available.
Mac computers support streaming in the following browser resolutions:
Google Chrome up to 720p
Mozilla Firefox up to 720p
Opera up to 720p
Safari up to 1080p on macOS 10.10 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 available subtitles.
You can watch Netflix on your Mac computer by visiting Netflix.com. Watching on Netflix.com is supported on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari browsers. Complete system requirements available here. To sign in to your Netflix account using your browser, follow the steps below.
From your browser, visit netflix.com.
Select Sign In.
Enter your Netflix email and password.
You are now signed in to your Netflix account.
To sign out of the Netflix account on your Mac computer, follow the steps below.
From your preferred browser, visit Netflix.com.
From the home screen, hover over your profile name in the upper right corner of the page.
Select Sign out of Netflix.
You are now signed out of your Netflix account.
To stream in Ultra HD, you will need:
A Mac computer with macOS 11.0 Big Sur installed.
The latest version of Safari browser
Select 2018 or later Mac computer with an Apple T2 Security chip
A 60Hz 4K capable display (with HDCP 2.2 connection if external display).
A Netflix plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD.
A steady internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.
Streaming quality set to Auto or High.
Netflix is available in HDR on Mac computers using the Safari browser.
To stream HDR content on your Mac computer, your system must meet or exceed the following requirements:
macOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later
A compatible Mac model with an HDR-capable display
If using a cable or adapter, it must support HDR
The High Dynamic Range checkbox is selected in System Preferences > Display
If you don't know if your computer meets these requirements, contact the manufacturer.