netflix not streaming to lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kddpop, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. kddpop macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2006
    oklahoma city, ok
    after a quick and easy upgrade to lion, all seems well.
    except for netflix streaming.
    i can't get anything to start.
    safari says "plugin failure."
    i checked on my silverlight version and i am current.
    anyone else having this issue? any hints?

    edit: i also checked the demo vids on microsoft's site and get the same "plugin failure"
  2. Mudman1948 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    Greenville, SC
    Safari wasn't working, so I tried Chrome and voila! Netflix worked. Not sure why, but at least it's a temporary fix.
  3. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    Netflix is working on my laptop running lion. I just had to log out and log back in to Netflix.
  4. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    Just downloaded Silverlight. Went to Netflix. Running fine, if not a bit choppy in Safari 5.1. I'm sure they'll put out a fix soon.
  5. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Works in Safari, but terribly choppy. Works great in Chrome though.
  6. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    I had a problem like that, but mine was a DRM issue. I contacted Netflix and was told that this was a common issue for users of the Lion beta releases. I was sent instructions for deleting Silverlight, then once I reinstalled it (do Google search for "download Silverlight" and you'll get a page where the distant end checks your computer for the current version, then downloads and installs the latest version for you), I was good to go. Now, if only iOS 5 beta 3 allowed Netflix streaming ... but that's a different issue :D
  7. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Interesting difference - Netflix fullscreen viewing (non-HD Ramsay's top Restaurants show from the UK) in Chrome kicks my 2010 Macbook Air's fans on high. Shut down chrome, brought up Safari, same setup, no fans.
  8. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Netflix works for me in Safari on Lion. Video is a little choppy though.
  9. kddpop thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2006
    oklahoma city, ok

    thanks all for your suggestions.
    i logged out and back in and that didn't work.
    so i uninstalled silverlight, reinstalled and...
    thanks again,
  10. psmall54 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    yup, worked for me too, running smoothly.
  11. chuckles92104 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    Netflix not streaming on Lion, DRM error

    Netflix was giving me a DRM error after installing Lion. Followed the uninstall Silverlight instructions here:

    When you get to the site, make sure to click the Uninstall Silverlight tab.

    There's a video and paths to show you what to remove.

    Installed Silverlight from the same page, Install Silverlight tab, and all worked fine after that.

    Hope this works for you as well as it did for me.

    Cheers, :)
  12. fortheloveofmac macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011
    I just had to download Silverlight on mine and all was well again. (In Safari)
  13. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    WOW, thanks! This solved it for me too!
  14. ThePimento macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2010
    I just had to update Silverlight (direct download from MS) and it fixed my issue. Chrome's playback was very jumpy, and unwatchable, at times.

    Now Safari plays back Netflix better than Chrome does.

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