Monday, November 03, 2008

Netflix welcomes Mac users to 'Watch Instantly' | Latest Digital Media News - CNET News

Meanwhile, on the other platform battle front (Adobe Flash versus Microsoft Silverlight)…

The company announced on Monday that it would be using Microsoft's Silverlight software to deliver streaming movies not only to PCs, but to Intel-based Macs as well. The new Netflix player takes advantage of Play Ready DRM, which is built into Silverlight, for the playback of protected content on both Windows-based PCs and on Macs. According to Netflix, this had not been possible with previous technologies.

Netflix members should expect a "faster, easier connection and a more robust viewing experience with Silverlight," the company said. One of the enhancements is in timeline navigation, which will purportedly improve the use of fast-forwarding and rewinding.

Netflix welcomes Mac users to 'Watch Instantly' | Latest Digital Media News - CNET News

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