NetFlix Brings Internet Movie Streaming To Macs

Oct 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Movie Store, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Netflix today announced it has released its 2nd-generation media player, based on Microsoft Silverlight, which brings the company’s Internet video service to subscribers with Intel-based Mac computers for the first time. The deployment, which will initially touch a small percentage of new Netflix subscribers, is the first step in an anticipated roll-out of the new platform to all Netflix subscribers by the end of the year.

Among the viewing enhancements with the new player is timeline navigation, which improves fast-forwarding and rewinding.

For Macintosh users, the Silverlight player will work only on Intel-based Macs, which currently account for roughly three-fourths of Mac units operated by Netflix subscribers.

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