Netflix Allows Mac Users to "Watch Instantly"
Whenever I write about Netflix -- and especially if I'm writing about the online movie rental company's "watch instantly" feature -- it seems I get a lot of e-mail from Mac fans who are annoyed with the company.
Here's their complaint: While Windows users have been able to watch about 12,000 titles in the Netflix library online, the software hasn't been available for Mac users. Well, that status has apparently just changed. The company announced today that it's now going to be possible for owners of Mac computers to watch that library of Netflix movies. Alas, the feature is only available for owners of the relatively new Macs that run using Intel chips.
(I say "alas" at least partly because I have a four-year-old Mac laptop that still won't be able to stream movies from Netflix.)
A Netflix "system requirements" page about the feature hasn't been updated yet with the news, looks like.
Some Netflix-subscribing Xbox owners are looking forward to an upcoming software update, for the system, scheduled for later this year. Within a month or two, owners of the game device should be also able to use that "watch instantly" feature.
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