Netflix Instantly through Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bridge51, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Bridge51 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    Newark, DE
    I want to get Netflix and use it's "Instanly Watch" option. I've come to understand that this can only be done on a PC, and not a Mac, at this time.

    However, is it possible to watch movies instanly using Parallels? or (if necessary) Bootcamp? I don't know exactly what would be required in this case, I have XP SP1 installed on a seperate partition on my Macbook (2.2 Ghz, 4 Gb RAM) and I have Parallels.

    Any advice is appreciated, thanks in advance!
  2. cazlar macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Yep should work fine in both. Once you go to start streaming, you'll need to update some DRM files in Windows, and you may need to update Windows Media Player to do that (sorry, cant remember). But then just fire up IE and it should work. Depending on your internet speed, quality can vary, but usually it is pretty good.
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I have the Roku Netflix player and it works great. Obviously I'm watching on the TV and not the computer, but the picture looks very good over my DSL line.

    I did have a problem getting it to connect to my Airport wireless network. I ended up just hooking it up via ethernet.

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