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Netflix in 4K seems to finally be coming to the Mac


Mac users will likely be able to stream Netflix in 4K, with HDR, once the new version of macOS Big Sur becomes widely available.

The evidence for this was discovered by tech enthusiast Ishan Agarwal and picked up by 9to5Mac. Agarwal noticed that Safari in macOS Big Sur displayed a 4K Netflix stream with Dolby Vision on his MacBook Pro.

And 9to5Mac recently noted that the new version of Safari supports HDR videos. This means Mac users will finally be able to watch Netflix in their browsers with the best possible image quality. There’s one caveat, though — only Macs introduced in 2018 or later support 4K HDR.  Read More

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


MacOS Big Sur may be a worthwhile upgrade if you love to marathon TV shows. As 9to5Mac reports, 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.

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. Read More

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You may finally be able to watch Netflix in 4K on a Mac with Big Sur


Watching 4K Netflix video on a Mac seems like it’s about to get much easier, as the forthcoming macOS Big Sur includes a Safari update that reportedly lets you watch Netflix in 4K, along with Dolby Vision HDR, according to a tweet from Ishan Agarwal (via 9to5Mac).

This may mark the first time that macOS users will be able to stream Netflix in 4K. Previously, streaming 4K Netflix on a computer at all required you to be on Windows and using Microsoft’s Edge browser or the Netflix Windows 10 app. That means, in theory, you could watch Netflix in 4K on a Mac via Windows in a Boot Camp partition — but just loading up Safari, which is installed with macOS Big Sur, could be a far easier option once Big Sur is released (it’s scheduled to come out this fall). Read More

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What’s new on Netflix Australia for July 2020


As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month.

We’ve all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn’t so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are made available to stream, if only for a limited time? Read More

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Streaming this week: ‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus, ‘I’ll Be Gone in The Dark,’ on HBO, and ‘Warrior Nun’ on Netflix


As I put together this latest list of what’s new on streaming this week, I realized a theme running through the selections: bad-ass women. There’s a documentary about crime-solving writer Michelle McNamara, a series based on a manga comic about a warrior nun (yes, really!), and of course the Schuyler sisters, Angelica and Eliza, from Hamilton.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO, June 28th)

This six-part documentary series follows the remarkable story of the late writer Michelle McNamara and her investigation into The Golden State Killer, who terrorized California for years in the mid- 1970s and 1980s. Vulture calls it “a tough, ultimately inspirational work about how life kicks the shit out of you and you just have to get through it somehow, coping with sadness and regret and PTSD because you don’t have a choice.” Based on McNamara’s book, which was unfinished at the time of her death (her widower, the comedian Patton Oswalt, helped bring the work to completion), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark rightly focuses not on the killer himself but on McNamara’s determination to bring him to justice. Read More

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Zac Efron’s Netflix docuseries ‘Down to Earth’ ges a trailer: Watch

Zac Efron isn’t acting in his new Netflix show. He’s hosting a travel series called Down to Earth, which seems like it’ll be a mix of a food diary and an environmental documentary.

While not exactly what you’d expect from Efron, the preview looks pretty entertaining. Basically, it’s got a famous bro going around the world eating stuff and learning stuff.

The trailer shows the actor bringing wide-eyed enthusiasm as he looks for “new perspectives on some very old problems.” Chiefly: food, water, and energy. Also, at some point, they come across something described as a “community fart bag.” So there’s that. Read More

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7 big new shows and movies coming to Netflix in July 2020


Wondering what’s new on Netflix in July 2020? We’d call it a pretty good month for the streaming service, if not a great one. The big release this month is The Umbrella Academy season 2, the long-awaited follow-up run to last year’s hit comic book adaptation.

There are plenty of other highlights on Netflix this month besides, though. Below, we’ve captured seven of the TV shows and movies that are worth taking a look at in July 2020. Read a little about them, and decide whether or not they belong on your Watch List.  Read More

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Streaming guide: from Disney Plus and Netflix to NBA League Pass and Crunchyroll


There is a plethora of streaming services available for anyone with a credit card handy. Hulu and Netflix are general entertainment providers offering licensed content and originals for subscribers. Others, like anime provider Crunchyroll and NFL Sunday Ticket, are targeted at specific interests. Streaming services like Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus are flashy newcomers that are trying to find their place in an overly crowded space.

It’s getting trickier to figure out where to spend your money every month. Netflix and Hulu used to be sufficient; subscribers could watch their favorite shows and popular originals like Stranger Thingsor The Handmaid’s Tale. Now, between live sports, movies, original TV shows, and even nightly news, no single service offers everything. Read More

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Netflix makes it easier for people to remove titles from their “continue watching” row


After browsing for a new movie or TV show to watch on Netflix, people may throw something on before deciding 10 minutes in they’re just not that interested. Netflix’s new “remove from row” feature is designed to make it easier for people to remove those titles from their currently watching offerings.

The goal is to give people more control over what appears on their Netflix homepage. The “continue watching” row is one of the most prominent, appearing at the top of the homepage. This makes it easy to jump back into a TV show that someone might be making their way through, or pick right back up where they left off with The Irishman (if you’re like me and it took a few sittings to watch). Read More

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Netflix reveals the first trailer for its ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reboot

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