No Netflix HTML5?

jimsowden

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I have a MacBook Pro (2010) with the new, public Yosemite. Uninstalled silverlight, went to Netflix, and BOOM, it asks me to install Silverlight. What gives?!
 

thisisdallas

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I have a MacBook Pro (2010) with the new, public Yosemite. Uninstalled silverlight, went to Netflix, and BOOM, it asks me to install Silverlight. What gives?!
I believe the HTML5 Netflix feature is only for chrome users or something like that. Unfortunately you still need silverlight for now.
 

kurosov

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Afaik this feature is only supported on newer systems as it requires certain hardware to deal with the copy protection system the format uses in place of silverlight.
 

The Phazer

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I believe the HTML5 Netflix feature is only for chrome users or something like that. Unfortunately you still need silverlight for now.
Nope, Safari in Yosemite supports EME, and Netflix specifically.

Afaik this feature is only supported on newer systems as it requires certain hardware to deal with the copy protection system the format uses in place of silverlight.
Yup, pretty sure it's 2011 processors and later only as the chipset has some secure enclave the DRM relies on.
 

jimsowden

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Yup, pretty sure it's 2011 processors and later only as the chipset has some secure enclave the DRM relies on.[/QUOTE]

Usually apple is specific about things like that, and have a hardware specific reason (such as airplay mirroring support in only 2011 and beyond due to a video core in the gpu)

So other people have this working?
 

0000757

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So other people have this working?
I think it's 2012+ machines
I'm on the basic entry level MBP 13" from late 2011, and I didn't have to install Silverlight on my Mac at all to watch Netflix at any point during the DP or after clean installing Yosemite.

I didn't even know this was a feature! I'd been using Yosemite since day 1 I just forgot about installing Silverlight.