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No 5.1 surround in Netflix in my Mac Mini

Hi. I open Netflix in my Mac Mini using Safari. I use HDMI to connect the Mini to my Denon receiver. I can't play movies or series in 5.1. I've no problem using Plex with surround. Any idea? Thanks


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I am not sure that Netflix supports 5.1 through safari. I know they don't using Windows unless you use the Windows app. I would ask Netflix support, they are usually very responsive.


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yeah, I didn't think Netflix allowed DD 5.1 in Safari, I just checked for you and it still doesn't seem to support it. It's one reason why an Apple TV always made sense for many of us even with a Mac HTPC sitting right next to it...
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I am not sure that Netflix supports 5.1 through safari. I know they don't using Windows unless you use the Windows app. I would ask Netflix support, they are usually very responsive.


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yeah, I didn't think Netflix allowed DD 5.1 in Safari, I just checked for you and it still doesn't seem to support it. It's one reason why an Apple TV always made sense for many of us even with a Mac HTPC sitting right next to it...

Thanks. I decided to connect a Chromecast to my Denon and now using the iOS Netflix app I have surround audio. I don't have an Apple TV.


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This has bothered me for some time.
I asked the netflix support if they had dolby with safari.
according here they had. I guess that she did not have a clue.
Everything else in my mac mini, Plex, VLC and apple tv deliver surround sound perfectly.
But when running my mac mini my receiver only shows PCM.
It is strange that Netflix don't deliver this????
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