Watching 4K Netflix video on a Mac turns out love it’s about to get a lot more straightforward, because the imminent macOS Big Sur comprises a Safari replace that reportedly allows you to watch Netflix in 4K, alongside with Dolby Vision HDR, in accordance to a tweet from Ishan Agarwal (via 9to5Mac).

This may mark the primary time that macOS customers will be able to move Netflix in 4K. Previously, streaming 4K Netflix on a pc in any respect required you to be on Windows and the use of Microsoft’s Edge browser or the Netflix Windows 10 app. That approach, in idea, it’s essential to watch Netflix in 4K on a Mac by the use of Windows in a Boot Camp partition — however simply loading up Safari, which is put in with macOS Big Sur, may be a some distance more straightforward possibility as soon as Big Sur is launched (it’s scheduled to pop out this fall).

You gained’t simply want Big Sur to get the whole 4K HDR revel in with Netflix on Safari, even though — you may additionally want a newer Mac with HDR enhance. Many Apple merchandise offered since 2018 enhance HDR, and you’ll be able to in finding a complete checklist of supported Macs on Apple’s website. You’ll additionally want to be subscribed to Netflix’s $15.99 per month Premium plan to get 4K to start with.

If you don’t have the mix of macOS Big Sur, one of the vital supported Macs, and Netflix’s Premium plan, Netflix streams on macOS may be capped at 1080p solution — and provided that you’re the use of Safari. If you’re the use of Chrome or Firefox, Netflix may move as low at 720p, according to a Netflix support document.

Netflix isn’t the one video platform getting a 4K spice up with Apple’s upcoming tool updates, as Apple introduced closing week that the Apple TV 4K will finally be able to play YouTube at 4K with tvOS 14.


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