Netflix flickering on Mac with Chrome/Safari ? Here’s the fix

Many Mac users have a complaint that Netflix flickers on Mac and TV. They said Netflix flickers while watching movies on full screen and it won’t stay full screen. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue. If you have the same issue, this article will help you to fix it.
Solution 1: Update Silverlight
Uninstall the Silverlight plug-in

  1. Open Finder->Go->Computer.
  2. Select Macintosh HD.
  3. Click Library.
  4. Select Internet Plug-Ins.
  5. Move Silverlight.plugin to Trash folder.
  6. Delete all items in Trash folder (empty the Trash folder).

Install the Silverlight plug-in (Latest version)

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click play on any title.
  3. Download and install Silverlight.

Note: Make sure that Silverlight (you are installing) is compatible with your Mac.
Solution 2: Delete browser cookies
In Safari,

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Go to Safari->Preferences->Privacy.
  3. Select “Block all cookies”. If you enable this option, no cookies will be stored on your mac.
  4. Click “Manage Website Data”.
  5. Select the website that has stored cookies and data. You can select one or more websites.
  6. Click “Remove”. If you want to remove the cookies of all websites, click “Remove All”.
  7. Click “Done”.

In Chrome,

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Go to Chrome->Clear Browsing Data.
  3. Select “All Time” for Time range.
  4. Select Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
  5. Click “Clear Data”.

Solution 3: Restart the web browser
Restarting the browser that you are using may solve this issue. So quit the browser and launch it again. And see your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix.
Solution 4: Restart your Mac in Safe Mode (Safe Boot)
Restart your Mac in Safe Mode will fix many issues on your Mac. But you can’t use some features in Safe Mode.

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Shift Key as quickly as possible after you hear the startup sound. You can see the Apple Logo on the Screen.
  4. Keep pressing the Shift Key until you see the Login Window.
  5. Enter your User Name & Password to login. You may need to login twice if FileVault is turned on.

SEE ALSO: Safari Keeps Crashing on Mac
Other Solutions:

  1. Use another browser (Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Opera).
  2. Check for Software Update.
  3. Create a new Admin Account and use it.
  4. Restore your Mac to Factory Settings.

If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.

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One response to Netflix flickering on Mac with Chrome/Safari ? Here’s the fix

This is not working as there is no Silverlight.plugin at macOS Mojave 10.14.6? or can't find it?
Netflix full screen flickering happens only latest Chrome and Safari and not latest Firefox some reason, clearing all cookies does nothing or PRAM clearing, don't know what is this issue and how to fix it? Jan 2020

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