Opening Netflix movie from within Safari

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mrcalabash, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. mrcalabash macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I was browsing Netflix movies within Safari. You can do much more robust searches than within the Netflix app, which--I don't know why--allows searches only on movie titles.

    For the heck of it, I clicked play on one of the movies within Safari, and it opened up in the Netflix app.

    Anyone else notice this?
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    The Safari browser version of Netflicks requires the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to be installed (which is not possible) for it to play videos, so that is why it is re-directed to the App, which I believe uses h.264 codec to play back movies.
  3. mechanopony macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2010
    Yup, it does the same thing in Safari when you click on a YouTube video.
  4. mrcalabash thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I understand the silverlight thing. It only seemed remarkable to because on my iPhone you get an error msg if you click on play in Safari.

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