Many users of Netflix They prefer to watch their favorite series and movies from the comfort of their desktop or laptop computers. Many of them prefer Google Chrome as a browser to use the platform. Nevertheless, there are several reasons to stop.
According to a report from the Slash Gear website, using browsers like Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to watch shows or tapes on the big N can greatly reduce the quality of the content.
This is due to the way each browser handles digital rights management (DRM, for its acronym in English), which is the way that websites authenticate users who use a streaming platform to ensure that they can access and to prevent them from copying the content.
chrome and firefox support software-based DRM, but not hardware-basedleaving browsers and Netflix vulnerable to someone making screen recordings.
To prevent piracy purposes, the streaming service restricts video quality in these browsers to only 720p, even though the user is paying for the plan with 4K support.
The solution? Use a browser that supports Netflix 4K.
Edge and Safari, the ideals
It is not as popular as Google Chrome and Firefox, it gets bad looks because of the bad reputation that Internet Explorer left behind, but the browser Edge from Microsoft is ideal for using Netflix from Windows.
Edge supports PlayReadyits hardware-based DRM system, which provides greater protection against recording, so Netflix allows its subscribers to view content in 4K resolution in this browser.
In the case of Macs, the winner is Safariwhich uses the system FairPlay and that has the same features as Microsoft Edge PlayReady.