Safari on macOS Big Sur enables websites to stream content in 4K with supported Mac displays. Given macOS Big Sur is yet to be released, it’s difficult to come to a conclusion on which websites support it and don’t. One that is known to support the feature however is Netflix, with a catch.
This makes zero sense to me. The only Macs, that could really benefit from 4k streaming, without an external monitor, are the 4k and 5k iMacs yet only 2 models (the Pro and the new 2020 27″) will be able to stream it. Windows machines don’t have any kind of T2 alternative and are still able to stream 4k via Edge or via the native app, their only requirement is a 7th gen intel cpu or a dedicated graphics card. Does anyone know why that is?
macOS Big Sur has yet to be released to the public, however a launch this month prior to an expected revamp of the Mac lineup, including the first Apple Silicon in November is likely. Here are the supported Macs for streaming 4K Netlfix on macOS Big Sur:
- iMac Pro (late 2017)
- Mac mini (late 2018)
- MacBook Air ( 2018 and up)
- MacBook Pro (2018 and up)
- Mac Pro (2019)
- iMac (2020)