Using Netflix on your Mac computer

Welcome to Netflix on your Mac computer! Use this article to learn about Netflix features and how to set up and sign out of your account.

Netflix Features
Set up Netflix
Sign out of Netflix

Netflix is available on Mac computers using a Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari browser. Netflix streaming features on Mac computers include:

Navigation
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 drop-down.

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: Hover over a specific TV show or movie poster to see additional information, such as a brief synopsis, year(s) produced, or maturity rating. Clicking on the title from within this section will take you to the full description page for that TV show or movie.

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, simply move your cursor until they appear.

Supported Regions
Netflix supports streaming on Mac computers using supported browsers in all regions where Netflix is available.

Resolution
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

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.

  1. From your preferred browser, visit netflix.com.

  2. Select Sign In.

  3. Enter your Netflix email and password.

You are now signed in to your Netflix account. Enjoy!

To sign out of the Netflix account on your Mac computer, follow the steps below.

  1. From your preferred browser, visit netflix.com.

  2. From the Netflix home screen, hover over your profile name in the upper right corner of the page.

  3. Select Sign out of Netflix.

  4. You are now signed out of your Netflix account.

Note:
These steps will only sign you out of Netflix on your current browser. If you are signed in to your Netflix account on more than one browser, you will need to repeat the steps on all browsers that you use to access Netflix.