How To Get Netflix On Your Desktop Mac

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Are you a Mac user looking for an easy way to watch Netflix? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! With Netflix recently expanding its platform to Mac users, there are now more ways than ever to access your favorite movies and TV shows.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can get Netflix on your desktop Mac, as well as the different ways you can use it. We’ll also look at some of the benefits of using Netflix on Mac and how it can improve your viewing experience. So let’s dive in!

The first step in getting Netflix on your Mac is downloading the app from the App Store. Once you have downloaded the app, you will be able to log into your account and start streaming content immediately. You can also download TV shows and movies for offline viewing if you prefer. The great thing about having the app on your Mac is that it gives you full access to all of Netflix’s features like search, personalization, and recommendations.

Another way to get Netflix on your desktop Mac is by using a web browser. While this method won’t give you access to all of the features mentioned above, it will still allow you to stream content from any device with an internet connection. All you need is a compatible web browser like Safari or Chrome and a valid subscription with Netflix.

Now that we know how to get Netflix on our desktops, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using it on Mac:

1) Increased convenience: With an app on your device, watching Netflix becomes much easier since all you have to do is open up the app and start streaming content right away. No more waiting for pages to load or having trouble finding what you want with multiple tabs open in your browser window!

2) Better picture quality: Since apps are specifically designed for certain devices, they usually provide better picture quality than web browsers do when streaming content from services like Netflix. This means that when watching movies or TV shows through an app on your desktop Mac, they will look much better than when watched through a web browser.

3) More control: The app also gives users more control over their viewing experience as they can customize their profile settings such as language preferences or parental controls easily through their device settings menu rather than having to go into their account settings online every time they want to make changes.

Overall, getting Netflix on your desktop Mac is a great way to enjoy all of its features without having to wait for pages or videos to load in a web browser window. It also gives users more control over their viewing experience with custom profiles and parental controls available through their device settings menu while providing superior picture quality compared to using web browsers when streaming content from services like Netflix.

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Installing the Netflix App on a Desktop

To put the Netflix app on your desktop, you’ll need to start by opening the Start menu. Then, select the arrow next to All apps. Right-click the Netflix app and select More > Pin to the taskbar. If the Netflix app is already open on your desktop, press, and hold (or right-click) its taskbar icon and then select Pin to taskbar. This will add a shortcut icon for Netflix to your desktop, allowing you to quickly open it with just a few clicks.

Availability of Netflix Desktop Version

Yes, Netflix does offer a desktop version that can be accessed from your personal computer. To use the desktop version of Netflix, you will need to sign in with your Netflix account. Once signed in, you can instantly watch movies and TV shows on the web at You will have full access to your account’s library of content as well as all the features available on the web-based platform, such as creating lists, adjusting your profile settings, and searching for specific titles or genres.

Unable to Download Netflix App on Laptop

If you’re having difficulty downloading the Netflix app on your laptop, there are a few possible causes. First, make sure that your laptop meets the minimum system requirements for downloading the Netflix app by visiting their website and checking the list of supported devices.

Then, check to see if there are any updates available for your laptop’s operating system. If Windows Update is available, you may need to install any pending updates before you can successfully download the Netflix app. If you’re running an older version of Windows, make sure that it’s still supported by Microsoft before attempting to download the app.

If you’re still unable to download Netflix after updating your system, it’s possible that your anti-virus software is interfering with the download process. Try disabling your anti-virus temporarily (or adding an exception for Netflix) to see if that solves the problem. If none of these steps help, contact customer support directly for further assistance.


In conclusion, Netflix is an incredibly popular streaming service that is available on a variety of platforms including mobile, web, and smart TVs. Unfortunately, while they have been attempting to develop a Mac app since 2010, one has yet to be released. This means that users must access the service through their browser or through apps on other platforms. While this can be inconvenient for some users, it does not take away from the fact that Netflix offers an extensive selection of movies and TV shows and provides a great streaming experience.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.