Anyway to get Netflix 4k on any MP?

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  1. AmanO macrumors regular

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  2. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    No, there's no way to get Netflix 4K on any Mac, as far as I'm aware. Only on Windows with very specific hardware. It's really, really dumb. If I'm paying for a 4K Netflix subscription, I should be able to watch in 4K on a modern computer that has a 4K+ screen.
     
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    I agree. Even if I have to use Safari, there should be a solution for each main OS.

    This would not even make sense to get people to buy an Apple TV as this is a separate device than a TV/HTD.
     
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    In fact you can't even get 1080p on mac. 1080p requires IE or MS edge or Windows app
     
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    DRM makers must have the best salesmen on Earth....

    DRM seller: "Hello Hollywood, I have this technology that won't stop piracy in the slightest, AND it will inconvenience your paying customers."

    Hollywood: "Write this man a check!!!!"
     
  6. cdf macrumors regular

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    On a related note: Is DRM playback in Safari at all possible on a cMP with an upgraded video card? The only way that I can get it to work is to use Chrome or my original GT120 video card.
     
  7. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601

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    Only on Windows. 2016-2017 Macs have the hardware (Polaris/Vega GPU or Kabylake CPU). They just don't have the drivers. Apple wants you to drive 4K and HDR content via the Apple TV only. It's similar to the way Blu-ray was withheld to build iTunes Store sales. It's the worst thing Apple has done and I don't agree that it has worked for them. People should be able to play movies on their laptops from any source. I can't see how that won't beef up Mac sales.
     
  8. AmanO thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, no ****. Do they really think THAT many people have a TV close by?
    I have dual displays but still do not want to have to buy an Apple TV.

    Ill just probably end up checking out what is on the streaming services I subscribe to and then DL the video.
    That is what I did with SW: The Clone Wars. It looked like total **** in OSX and on my middle aged Vizio. (I am not sure that is doing 1080, either)
     
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    It is pretty stupid that Apple doesn't allow you to play Netflix in 4K or even 1080. Not worth the HD subscription if you're watching purely on a computer.
     
  10. SRLMJ23, Apr 28, 2018
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    Wow, I never realized that I was not getting 1080p the very few times I actually watch something on Netflix in Safari on my MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Why is Netflix doing two things?

    1. Excluding the Mac/macOS from getting 4k/1080p support?

    2. Excluding Safari from the browsers that can get 1080p?
    -Which I realize really does not matter since they do not support Macs or macOS, but still just curious.

    Honestly, I think we should send feedback telling Netflix we want 4k and 1080p on Macs that support it. Or since getting enough people to send feedback is pretty hard, we could start an online petition for Netflix to support 4k/1080p on Mac/macOS.

    I mean this is ridiculous of Netflix to do for people who have 1080p screens, 4k+ iMacs, and 4k+ monitors for Mac Pro's.

    Studies prove people would rather sign a petition for a cause vs. writing feedback to a company.

    Let me know if you guys want me to start an online petition. I am sure we can get plenty of MacRumors members to help support the cause.

    :apple:

    SRL
     
  11. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's Apple though. I think it's Netflix's fault. YouTube's 4K works fine in Safari and Chrome, so there's no reason Netflix can't. They just don't.
     
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    YouTube is another matter, but they're not delivering HDR or h.265 content yet (and Macs again will get it after Windows)

    Apple doesn't even have 4K download options in iTunes to your Mac. Without the drivers in place it would be useless if they did.
     
  13. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually YouTube does support HDR, depending on the channel. (It can be enabled for some users).
    And we're talking about Netflix, not 4K iTunes. Netflix isn't tied to iTunes' restrictions. iTunes is a completely different discussion.

    Also, none of those things are reasons to not allow 4K streaming... haha. They have SDR 4K versions of each show as well as the HDR versions. In fact, a lot of the 4K shows aren't even available in HDR at all. Stranger Things season 1, for example, wasn't available in HDR until a year and a half after it was released. Netflix upgraded it to HDR when season 2 was released in HDR.
     
  14. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    this is definatly crazy i never knew macOS did not get netflix in this quality glad im more a crunchyroll guy and only pay for netflix for family
     

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