Netflix has proven to be very successful with its online movie rental service. Netflix also offer subscribers a streaming instant movie service that allows users to watch movies on the PC or TV with appropriate hardware.
The problem for users on Mac computers that are Netflix members is that there was no streaming media player for the Mac. Netflix has now announced the latest version of its instant watching service based on Microsoft Silverlight. The new player will allow users on Intel-based Mac systems to enjoy streaming titles.
In addition to Mac support, Netflix says that other improvements have been made including easier fast-forward and rewind controls. The new player uses PlayReady DRM to allow protected content playback on Mac and PC systems. Netflix says that Intel-based Macs account for 3/4 of its Mac using customer base.