Netflix/Silverlight in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Jus11, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jus11 macrumors newbie

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  2. Aldaris macrumors 68000

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  4. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Yes it works

    No...
     
  5. Icy1007 macrumors 65816

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    You don't need to download the silverlight 5 beta.
     
  6. Aldaris macrumors 68000

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    I've yet to see a crash, or hold up on system performance using Netflix or silverlight in my MacBook Pro. Flash on the other hand is completely worthless on any OS. Had a kernel panic earlier today watching the MacBook Air boot comparison video via 9to5mac.com.
     
  7. HC1Rdrum macrumors newbie

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    It's not working for me on Lion. Any suggestions? It says "plugin failure" when trying to stream on Netflix ever since I installed Lion.
     
  8. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Netflix is working fine here with Silverlight 4.

    It works in both Chrome and Safari.
     
  9. luten macrumors newbie

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    For me it plays fine in Lion / Safari, but the widgets don't work (pause, play next episode, etc.) - however the keyboard shortcuts (space to pause, etc.) all work fine.

    Same behavior with Silverlight 4 as well as 5 beta
     
  10. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Those work here as well.
     
  11. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Did you do a clean install of Lion? If so, you will have to download Sliverlight and install it. It's not automatically on there since it's a MS product.

    Hugh
     
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    I'm not sure if this is related, but when attempting to watch an online Silverlight video, the plugin crashed under Chrome, but worked in Safari.

    When I went to the Microsoft Silverlight download page in Chrome, the site claimed that I was using an "unsupported" browser.
     
  14. aasn2011 macrumors newbie

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    I just downloaded OS X Lion on Friday and my Netflix wouldn't stream since then. I was so frustrated getting that "plug-in failure". The plug-in download works just fine for my Safari 5.

    Good luck.
     
  15. HereToLearnMore macrumors newbie

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    Lion Killed Safari Siverlight...

    I upgraded to Lion today. Netflix no longer works when using Safari 5. I am getting the plugin failure message. However Netflix streaming works in Firefox 5.0.1.

    Running on a 2010 Macbook Pro
     
  16. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Netflix is actually working better than ever and playing HD video very cleanly...which I had not experienced on the browser version yet.
     
  17. HereToLearnMore macrumors newbie

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    Update! It works!!

    I started tooling around on Microsoft's Silverlight website and landed here: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/case-studies/default.aspx?view=1&feature=Media

    While the page was loading I was informed that I needed a newer version of Silverlight in order for the page to work (opening Silverlight via Applications yielded no information about a new version being available). Netflix now streams just fine in both Safari and Firefox.
     
  18. LouiTheFish macrumors newbie

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    Update

    All I had to do was update my Silverlight through Microsoft, restart my browser (Safari) and things went swimmingly.
     
  19. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I opened a movie in netflix, it asked me to install silverlight I said ok, movie played.
     

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