Netflix Requires Mac With T2 Chip to Stream 4K Video

Netflix Requires Mac With T2 Chip to Stream 4K Video

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Netflix has announced that Mac users will need a computer equipped with a T2 security chip to stream 4K video.

The requirement was noted by reddit user tomng:

This makes zero sense to me. The only Macs, that could really benefit from 4k streaming, without an external monitor, are the 4k and 5k iMacs yet only 2 models (the Pro and the new 2020 27") will be able to stream it. Windows machines don't have any kind of T2 alternative and are still able to stream 4k via Edge or via the native app, their only requirement is a 7th gen intel cpu or a dedicated graphics card. Does anyone know why that is?

The Netflix support document lists the following requirements...

Netflix is available in Ultra HD on Mac computers. To stream in Ultra HD, you will need:
● A Mac computer with macOS 11.0 Big Sur installed.
● The latest version of Safari browser
● Select 2018 or later Mac computer with an Apple T2 Security chip
● A 60Hz 4K capable display (with HDCP 2.2 connection if external display). NOTE: Every monitor connected to your computer must meet these requirements to successfully stream in Ultra HD.
● A plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD. You can check which plan you're currently on at netflix.com/ChangePlan.
● A steady internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.
● Streaming quality set to Auto or High. More information about video quality settings can be found in our Playback Settings article.

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Netflix Requires Mac With T2 Chip to Stream 4K Video

Raas al Ghul - October 1, 2020 at 10:31pm
Well I’m glad I can get it on my MacBook Pro 🙏🏼 finally!
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