You may not be aware that Netflix will not be streaming 4K content on Mac platforms bought before 2018. Apple released the latest macOS Big Sur update for MacBook and iMac devices. Which enables users to stream 4K videos on their macOS.
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The bad news is, those who own earn Apple computers manufactured before 2018 can not enjoy this feature. Old Apple devices have single-chip configuration and thus these devices cannot handle 4K streaming.
Concerning Netflix support document Mac computers which has Apple’s T2 security chip can only handle 4K HDR. This T2 security chip was launched as Apple’s second-generation in 2018.
It becomes clear that streaming 4K content on Netflix requires a T2 chip. This signifies why older Apple systems cannot stream Netflix 4K videos.
You have to check if your Apple system has this T2 chip in it. here is the simple step you have to follow:
Apple menu > Systems Information > Controller. Observe the model name of your Mac system. If it is a T2 security chip, your system can configure a new update.
Below are the Mac computers that can support the latest feature of Netflix 4K stream.
- Mac mini 2018
- Mac pro-2019
- MacBook Pro (2018 or later model)
- MacBook Air (2018 or later model)
According to Apple, the macOS Big Sur update can work with seven years old devices too. As users reported the issue, Netflix and Apple seen ignorant to comment. It is expected that Apple may roll out the macOS Big Sur update soon in a month.
Below is the list of Apple devices that can get a new update for macOS.
- Mac Pro (2013 or later model)
- iMac (2014 or later model)
- iMac Pro (2017 or later model)
- Mac mini (2014 or later model)
- MacBook (2015 or later model)
- MacBook Air (2013 or later model)
- MacBook Pro (2013 or later model)