Best Browser For Silverlight On Mac

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Do I need to install the latest plug-in for Silverlight if I upgrade my Mac to El Capitan? Netflix keeps prompting me that I need the plug-in for Silverlight(and now won't even let me 'skip for now'), but I read that if you use Yosemite you don't need Silverlight anymore. Despite the fact that Silverlight will be available as a Browser plug-in for Safari and Firefox on the Mac, those wishing to extend services with Microsoftis development tools will still have to. Best Video Software for the Mac How To Run MacOS High Sierra or Another OS on Your Mac Best Graphic Design Software the Mac Stay Safe with Best Free Password Managers.

Best Browser For Silverlight On Mac

RECOMMENDED: Use Silverlight in the 32-bit Internet Explorer process on x64 systems. Most browser plug-ins (including Silverlight, Flash, Java and almost all ActiveX controls) only work in 32-bit browsers currently. Open the Downloads page and double-click on Silverlight.dmg. For Safari, the Downloads page is in the upper right corner of the browser. For Firefox, the Downloads page is a separate window located in the Dock. For Chrome, the Downloads page is under the Window.


is there any way to enable the Silverlight Plug-In in Safari 12? I need this plug in to watch a live sport event.



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is there any way to enable the Silverlight Plug-In in Safari 12?

No, there is no way to make the current version of the Silverlight plugin work with Safari 12.

As of today, no actively supported web browser on macOS can run the current Silverlight plugin (neither Safari, Chrome nor Firefox, see below for more information). The culprit is the technology the plugin is based on: NPAPI, which has been deprecated in all major browsers because of security concerns, the latest of them being Safari with version 12.

This means that you must use an unsupported browser, with all the risks that entails.

If you insist on using Silverlight on macOS, I think your 'safest' bet would be Firefox 52 ESR for that specific sports site. You can download it from Mozilla's release repository.

Firefox 52 ESR has been replaced with Firefox 60 ESR, but its latest version is somewhat recent, released on June 25 2018.

As explained above, neither Safari 12, Chrome version 45 or later nor Firefox 52 or later support NPAPI plugins, with the exception of Adobe Flash.

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I had the same problem. A long time ago I used a Browser from Germany called iCab.

I installed the newest iCab version 5.85.5. It cost $10 USD and it works fine with Silverlight on macOS 10.13.6.

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Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen

I make it work on Mac Mojave

First i uninstall silverlight like is on this site:

Way 1 – Uninstall Silverlight Manually

I did use the app Funter (free)Then i install silverlight againAnd install seamonkey browser (free)

Then i go to finder, applications i click with the right click of the mouse, get info, and select the option app nap.And it start to work on seamonkey browser

Louis SilvaLouis Silva

The current version of Google Chrome is running Netflix just fine on my mac. (mid 2010 mini, 10.13.6 High Sierra)

That's the only work around I know for older macs, according to Netflix newer macs will show video in html5.


  • Safari on Mac OS X 10.10 or later (Yosemite)
  • Supported on all 2012 or later models and select 2011 models

Install icab browser on mac and it work fine For Downloadin SIlverlight based application

If you have upgraded you safari browser to 12.0 then you cant download silverlight based application you have to download this ICab Browser

ShivShankar NamdevShivShankar Namdev

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I got the browser SeaMonkey and Microsoft Silverlight 5 worked on there.

Micah LudwickMicah Ludwick

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