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Technology Safari in macOS Big Sur will stream Netflix in 4K HDR

06:05  30 june  2020
06:05  30 june  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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Apple's upcoming macOS Big Sur update appears to enable 4 K video streams encoded using the HEVC codec, delivering Safari support for During beta testing, Agarwal was served a 4 K stream with Dolby Vision while viewing Netflix content on Safari in Big Sur . Dolby Vision is a branded HDR

Netflix in HDR . Netflix is available on Mac computers using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or the Safari browser. Netflix streaming features on Mac computers include: Navigation Browse rows of movie posters: The main Netflix .com page displays rows of TV shows and movies for you to

MacOS Big Sur may be a worthwhile upgrade if you love to marathon TV shows. As 9to5Macreports, users have discovered that Safari in Big Sur will play Netflix videos in 4K with HDR, whether you’re using Dolby Vision or HDR10. You won’t have to switch to another browser just to see more than a plain 1080p image. The upgrade comes thanks to long-expected support for HEVC in Apple’s web browser.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: In this photo illustration, the Netflix media service provider's logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple MacBook Pro on November 20, 2019 in Paris, France. Netflix, the US giant of online video subscription, has more than 5 million subscribers in France, 4 and a half years after its arrival in France in September 2014. Netflix offers movies and TV series over the internet and now has 137 million subscribers worldwide. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)(Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: In this photo illustration, the Netflix media service provider's logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple MacBook Pro on November 20, 2019 in Paris, France. Netflix, the US giant of online video subscription, has more than 5 million subscribers in France, 4 and a half years after its arrival in France in September 2014. Netflix offers movies and TV series over the internet and now has 137 million subscribers worldwide. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)(Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

You’ll have to be picky about your choice of Mac if you want the full effect, either with the Big Sur beta or the finished release this fall. HDR is currently only supported with 2018 or later MacBook Pro models, 2018 or later Mac mini systems, the iMac Pro or the Mac Pro. You’ll need an HDR-capable monitor for the Mac mini and Mac Pro, too.

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Use this article to learn about watching Netflix in Ultra HD on compatible 4 K devices. Ultra HD streaming is available on Netflix on many 4 K devices! What do I need to stream Ultra HD?

macOS Big Sur elevates Mac to a new level of power and beauty with a refined new design, major app updates Legendary ease of use . Limitless creativity. macOS Big Sur brings a refined new design that gives you even more of Whether you’re streaming , searching, or just browsing, Safari is the

All the same, this is a welcome upgrade for a browser whose media abilities have sometimes been limiting. It also reflects Apple’s more relaxed approach to 4K outside of its own services. The Apple TV will support YouTube in 4K, for instance, while AirPlay 2 will also stream in 4K from iOS 14 devices to Big Sur. It may be just a question of what you watch using that extra-high resolution.

Apple's new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari .
When Apple detailed macOS Big Sur earlier this week, it spent a lot of time talking about how it redesigned the desktop operating system to make it look more modern. The company also touched on upcoming enhancements to Safari, such as faster webpage loading times and enhanced privacy monitoring. But the one feature that will likely mean the most for Safari users is Apple's take on the WebExtensions API. The move promises to significantly increase the number and variety of plug-ins you'll be able to install if you use Safari as your primary web browser. And we now have a better idea of how they'll work thanks to a WWDC session spotted by TechCrunch.

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