Which internet browsers enable the highest-quality Netflix streaming? According to the Netflix Help Center , Mac users must stream with Safari, while Windows users must use Microsoft Edge. These two browsers, Edge using PlayReady and Safari using FairPlay , enable hardware-based DRM solutions, in contrast to Chrome and Firefox. Netflix users can stream material in 4K quality using these two browsers since hardware-based DRM offers better security against recording.
Edge or Safari, both of which are available by default on PCs and Macs, should be used instead of the Premium plan if you want to get the most value for your money. One minor exception to this rule is that owners with Netflix allows Chromebooks can stream material in the Chrome browser at up to 1080p instead of 720p. Use the Netflix app instead of a browser if you’re using Windows, which will automatically stream in Ultra HD, according to the firm.