Stream Netflix 4K on 2017 iMac?

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  1. niteflyr, Jun 28, 2017
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    niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    I have a new 2017 27' iMac, i7, R 580, 8gb (32gb more waiting), 512gb SSD, coming soon. I've never had a 4K capable monitor before. Will I be able to stream Netflix and/or Amazon 4K video content on this computer?
     
  2. EugW macrumors 68000

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    Nope, not now, but my prediction is that we'll get 4K Netflix on the Mac by 2018, but only on 2017 or later Macs (excluding the MacBook Air).
     
  3. niteflyr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What's preventing this now? Netflix? Apple? Software, Apps?
     
  4. EugW macrumors 68000

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    Yes.

    We will need High Sierra, Apple’s macOS implementation of the appropriate DRM (most likely limited to Kaby Lake Macs and later, regardless of what GPU you have), and support from Netflix.

    The wildcard here is the DRM. I assume/hope Apple will implement the proper OS support for it but no guarantees.
     
  5. Robbo1 macrumors member

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    How about via Win 10 Bootcamp or Parallels VM?
     

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