Netflix’s Instant Watching coming to Macs via Silverlight

Oct 27, 2008
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Thanks to Microsoft, Netflix subscribers can now access Watch Instantly service via MS’s Silverlight technology on their Intel –based Macs. The company has a growing library of 12,000 movies and episodes of TV shows available for its unlimited plans customers to stream online, but were limited to PC users due to lack of supports from Apple in DRM licensing.

Not anymore, the online version of Red Envelop has adopted Microsoft latest generation of Silverlight to enable protected content playback on Windows and Apple machines.

According to Netflix, the support on OSX is limited to Intel-based machines using Firefox only and initial roll out of the cross-browser Silverlight is only available for a small percentage of customers, but the service will be expanded to all subscribers by the end of the year.


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