How to watch Netflix in 4K Ultra HD on your Mac

“Netflix has made its content available in 4K for some time now, but Mac users have been left out of that particular party,” Joseph Keller writes for iMore. “However, it’s now possible to enjoy Ultra HD Netflix content on your Mac, even if you can’t do so on macOS. Confused? I’ll explain.”

“Right now, the only way to watch Netflix in 4K on a desktop or laptop is through Windows,” Keller writes. “The good news is you can run Windows on your Mac through Bootcamp or virtual machine software like Parallels or VMWare Fusion… Watching Netflix in 4K on a PC requires either Microsoft’s Edge browser or the official Netflix app for Windows 10.”

“Bootcamp is available for free as a part of macOS and makes installing Windows on your Mac easy enough,” Keller writes. “But before you start the journey towards loading Windows on your Mac for the express purpose of watching Netflix in 4K, you’re going to need a few things.”

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  1. Big media is afraid of the Mac and until or unless Apple locks it down like iOS or Windows they will tend to cripple it.

    Anything that hits the screen of your Mac can be cached, stored and that is what they are afraid of.

  2. The best way to watch 4K video on most of the planet that doesn’t have blazing fast internet is to buy an UHD Blu Ray player.

    With net neutrality under rethuglican attack, even if you live where fast internet is offered, expect to pay more for streaming services in the near future. That will definitely hurt ATV since Apple has money and the ISPs want it. The greedy ISPs, now “free to innovate ” will throttle netflix and apple unless they get their increased tolls.

    Send your thank you cards to Ajit Pai, telecom butt boy and Trumpanzee.

  3. I cannot find one person who reports success using any Mac with Kaby Lake processors in bootcamp Windows mode using edge who actually can get Netflix to run in 4K in an edge browser in bootcamp. So beware making any purchases based on this advice until you find that it actually works.

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