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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3095259/browsers/confirmed-only-microsoft-edge-will-play-netflix-content-at-1080p-on-your-pc.html
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Now, Microsoft has publicized a Netflix support document, showing Netflix streams at 1080p on Internet Explorer and Edge, versus 720p on the other browsers. Using the “secret Netflix menus” unearthed by Reddit users (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+D) to display the resolution and bitrate, we confirmed that Microsoft’s claims are indeed true: You can receive a higher bitrate and resolution when watching Netflix using Edge than you can with, say, Chrome.

I did the CTRL ALT SHIFT D method, and I can confirm this is true. Guess I am watching Netflix in Edge moving forward, but Chrome for everything else. lol
    
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What about he app? I dont use the browser version anyway.
 
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Not going to last long biggrin.gif.
 
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LOL a backhand deal between Netflix and Moneysoft to attract people to use Edge?
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Edge is still in it's infancy stage, once it matures a bit more, I'll use it more. Bleh...
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Edge is still in it's infancy stage, once it matures a bit more, I'll use it more. Bleh...

Well, I do Hearthstone every morning with my breakfast, combined with chrome netflix, and resize so they fit on same screen. I will now be using Edge for this part of my day, lol... but yea it is just annoying...
    
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Edge is still in it's infancy stage, once it matures a bit more, I'll use it more. Bleh...

never gonna happen, look at internet explorer.
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LOL a backhand deal between Netflix and Moneysoft to attract people to use Edge?
Microsoft probably has no problem implementing the proprietary DRM Netflix's content producers want. The open source(ish) browsers like FireFox and Chrome can't/won't implement that.
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I did the CTRL ALT SHIFT D method, and I can confirm this is true. Guess I am watching Netflix in Edge moving forward, but Chrome for everything else. lol

Chrome has always streamed at 720p on Netflix, same for all the other browsers.
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What about he app? I dont use the browser version anyway.

App also streams at the highest.
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LOL a backhand deal between Netflix and Moneysoft to attract people to use Edge?

Up to right holders of the content actually.
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LOL a backhand deal between Netflix and Moneysoft to attract people to use Edge?

 

 

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LOL a backhand deal between Netflix and Moneysoft to attract people to use Edge?
Microsoft probably has no problem implementing the proprietary DRM Netflix's content producers want. The open source(ish) browsers like FireFox and Chrome can't/won't implement that.

 

 

Encrypted Media Extensions are part of the HTML5 standard. It's up to the implementation used as to what kind of content is received. You can read more about Mozilla's implmentation of Adobe's/Google's CDM here.

 

Tip: If you want 1080p content on your desktop via Firefox (if I'm not mistaken, Silverlight playback was 1080p? Can't find a source on this though yet), make sure you have Silverlight installed and then use one of the user agent switchers to change your user agent to look like Firefox 38:

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 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0

 

Netflix will think your browser doesn't support EME and fallback to the Silverlight player.


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