Apple is making a variety of improvements to Safari in macOS Big Sur including supporting playback of HDR videos. This modification will allow Netflix users to stream material in 4K HDR with
Dolby Vision on their new Macs. While Netflix has actually been using 4K material streaming assistance for the last couple of years, its content playback was restricted to complete HD resolution on Macs due to codec incompatibility problems. The business made use of the HEVC codec and despite more recent Macs and macOS itself natively supporting HEVC, Apple never ever navigated to upgrading Safari to add assistance for the codec.
OMG! Netflix on macOS Big Sur’s Safari internet browser just provided me 4K Stream with Dolby Vision on MacBook Pro! Earlier it was simply 1080p with Dolby Vision. This is fantastic. pic.twitter.com/afUQPeKisI– Ishan Agarwal(@ishanagarwal24) June 28, 2020 This will alter with the release of Safari 14 in macOS Big
Sur and will allow users to stream 4K material from Netflix with Dolby Vision. Do note though that only 2018 or newer Macs are supported, with older Macs still restricted to 1080p streaming. If you have macOS Big Sur set up on your Mac, you can begin viewing streaming in 4K from Netflix immediately. As we previously kept in mind, another modification that Apple has made with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is including assistance for
VP9 codec. This will allow iPhone and iPad owners to stream material from YouTube in 4K resolution on their gadgets. These gadgets were formerly restricted to streaming content only approximately Full HD resolution due to codec compatibility problems. [Via 9to5Mac]. adslot_1 width: 300px; height: 250px;