Several users have reported that Netflix streaming does not work properly after the update to Safari 5.0. This problem appear to be the result of a conflict with the Microsoft Silverlight plugin, which is required to stream Netflix media in Safari.
This problem can generally be resolved by changing Safari’s user agent setting. To do so:
- In Safari, go to Safari -> Preferences in the menu bar
- Click the “Advanced” tab
- Check the box next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar.” The develop menu will appear.
- Go to Developer -> User Agent and select “Safari 4.1 — Mac”
- Log out of Netflix then back in
This issue will likely be addressed via an update to the Silverlight plug-in.
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