I’m seeing a black screen when I connect my Mac computer to a projector

If you are seeing a black screen instead of video on Netflix when connecting your Mac computer to a projector using a VGA cable, this typically points to a video output problem.

Use a projector with an HDMI connection.

HDMI connections that support HDCP will enable playback of secure content to an external display or projector. If this does not work for you or if your devices do not support HDMI connections, try the steps below.

Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera to access Netflix while projecting.

If you do not have these browsers installed, you can download the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera for free from their websites.

Use a Windows computer. Connect the projector first then start Netflix.

If you have access to a computer with Windows installed, you can try using it with your projector. Make sure to connect to your projector before starting Netflix to ensure successful playback.

Please review our system requirements if you are unsure if your computer can stream from Netflix.

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