Should we still present Netflix? This video streaming platform has won over all movie buffs and TV series enthusiasts around the world. The service is accessible on many devices. Want to download the Netflix app on your Mac but don't know how? Discover in this tutorial, how to watch your favorite Netflix programs on a Mac computer..
Where to download the Netflix app for macOS?
Netflix is by far the most popular video streaming service in the world. In a few years, the Californian firm has attracted just over 220 million customers. And the platform hopes to attract new subscribers in the coming months thanks to a wide choice of content.
Since its launch, Netflix has been available on different devices (smartphone, tablet, computer, television). For those interested, here you will find two guides to watch Netflix on your television..
Many of you have written to the editorial staff of Prodige Mobile and told us about your desire to have the Netflix application on your Apple computer. As much to tell you right away, there is today no official Netflix application compatible with the computers of the firm at the apple.
By doing research on the internet, you will probably come across sites offering methods to install Netflix on a Mac. Be very careful, it may be an application hosting pirated content or worse, malware..
In recent months, we have seen an upsurge in cyberattacks. And contrary to what one might think, ransomware, also called ransomware, does not only affect Windows PCs. Don't think you're protecting yourself.
Some viruses also attack macOS, the operating system on Apple computers. Once the malware is installed, it will attack your personal data by encrypting photos, videos and documents in order to make them completely inaccessible.
A message then invites you to pay a ransom to recover the files that have become unreadable. Transactions are usually made in cryptocurrency. It is then virtually impossible to trace the instigators of the attack.
How to Watch Netflix on a Mac
Although the official firm does not offer an official application for Mac, it is quite possible to watch a Netflix program on your computer. To do this, you will need to use your favorite browser software (Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox). We will explain to you in the rest of this tutorial how to do it.
- Open your web browser
- Type in the URL field, the web address of the Netflix site: https://www.netflix.com/fr/
- Click on the login button
- Enter your login credentials (your email and password)
- Press the big red button to connect
You now have access to the huge catalog of Netflix content from your Mac. But unlike the official Netflix app for Windows, you won't be able to download movies or series. If you are used to taking the plane or the train, you may find this very frustrating.
Especially since the Netflix movie download system works very well, including on smartphones (Android or iOS). This device is particularly practical for watching a program offline.
Download Netflix movies and series on Mac
Mac users can be reassured, there is a legal solution for downloading Netflix content (film, show, cartoon, etc.) to their computer's hard drive. But for that, you first need to install Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant.
It is essential, before you start, to check if your computer has a chip compatible with Windows. Here is a non-exhaustive list of Macs compatible with Windows 10.
- MacBook: models marketed from 2015
- MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac: 2012 models and later
- Mac Pro: computers sold from 2013
- iMac Pro: all models are compatible with Boot Camp
For those in doubt, know that the information is accessible directly from the macOS settings. Click on the apple-shaped icon located in the upper left corner of the screen and then choose the About This Mac option.
A new window containing various technical information about your Mac will appear on the screen. Locate the line labeled Processor. If you see the mention Intel you can install Windows 10 via Boot Camp. You will find in the link the step by step guide to install the Microsoft OS on your computer: https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/HT201468
Once the installation is complete, you can switch from macOS to Windows with the click of a mouse. Then you just need to install the official Netflix app from the Windows Store. This will allow you to download and watch the movies of your choice offline.