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How to Watch Netflix on Mac

You can stream Netflix on Mac. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming Netflix using your Mac. Learn how to get the most out of your Mac while using Netflix.


Netflix

Netflix is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 3,000+ movies, 2,000+ TV Shows, and Netflix Originals like Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Queer Eye, and Russian Doll. They are constantly adding new shows and movies — and have even begun creating original films like The Irishman (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino) and Dolemite is My Name (Eddie Murphy).

Netflix offers three plans — on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” (£6) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Standard” (£9) plan, and 4 devices in up to 4K on their “Premium” (£12) plan.

Netflix spends more money on content than any other streaming service meaning that you get more value for the monthly fee.

Mac

Mac is a computer that can be used to watch On Demand Streaming Services.

Can you stream Netflix on Mac?

How to Sign Up and Download Netflix on Mac

Web Browsers

  1. Click here to sign up for Netflix.
  2. Watch content on the Netflix website.

How to Sign Up for Netflix on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use Netflix on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on Netflix?

Up to 5 Profiles

Netflix allows up to five individual profiles within a single account, but each profile uses the same log-in.

Parental Controls

You have the ability to create a Kids Profile with Netflix. Once you do, you can customize it further to allow show content “For Little Kids” (G, TV-Y, TV-G), Older Kids (PG, TV-Y7, TV-Y7-FV, or TV-PG), or Teens (PG-13 or TV-14).

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+ and Star also have parental control features.

Up to 4 Devices

Netflix allows streaming on 1 device with their “Basic” (£6) plan, with simultaneous access on 2 devices on their “Standard” (£9) plan, and 4 devices on their “Premium” (£12) plan.

Offline Downloads

Netflix allows you to download shows and movies offline. While every title isn’t available, their content available offline includes nearly all their original titles, as well as a large selection of their library content.

The streaming service allows you to download 100 titles on single device. The number of devices that you can download content to depends on your plan. Their “Basic” (£6) plan allows downloads to 1 device, while the “Standard” (£9) plan offers downloads on up to 2 devices, and the “Premium” (£12) plan on up to 4 devices.

Once a show or movie is downloaded, most titles are available for 30 days to watch, with 48 hours access after you first press play. If a download expires, you will need to access it online to renew. Some titles have annual limits on the number of downloads.

International Access

Depending on where you travel to, Netflix will behave differently. If you go to country that has Netflix, you will see the content catalog in that country. If you go to a country that doesn’t have Netflix, you will only be able to access shows and movies you’ve already downloaded offline.


Originals

With the service spending $15 billion on content, the sheer amount of original series on the service is astounding. They have scripted series like Stranger Things, Black Mirror, The Crown, GLOW, as well as unscripted shows like Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Love is Blind, Nailed It!.

TV Shows

Netflix has historically had a deep library of some favorites from the past few decades. The service has had access to every episode of Friends. But, just as that show is leaving Netflix, Seinfeld will be joining the service starting in 2021.

Movies

Netflix currently has access to some older films from Warner Bros and Universal. The streaming service also makes it’s own original films like Marriage Story, The Irishman, Bird Box, All The Boys I Loved Before, and The Kissing Booth.

Kids

Netflix is creating a lot of original programming for kids from animated series to live action. They have series like Ask The Storybots, Carmen Sandiego, Beat Bugs, and Chip and Potato. They’ve also partnered with DreamWorks to create new shows like Dragons Rescue Riders (based on How to Train Your Dragon) and Go, Dog. Go!.

AT&T TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $75 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for AT&T TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $10 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.