I have an old iBook G4 running 10.4.11 and I want to be able to watch Netflix instantly. The problem is that Netflix only supports intel based macs. I'm curious to know if anyone has found a work around for this problem.

I have followed this tutorial to install silverlight 2 on a ppc, and that was a success. However, Netflix still doesn't allow me to stream movies. I'm trying with both Firefox and Safari. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Unfortunately, the answer is no.

According to Neflix, the minimum requirements are:

An Intel-based Mac with OS 10.4.11 or later Safari 3 or higher; or Firefox 3 or higher & 1 GB RAM

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    Can you provide a reference link to where the requirements are for netflix, to make the answer nicer.
    – MrDaniel
    Mar 5, 2012 at 14:33
  • IIRC, having used a G4 iBook for years, this was in part due to the lack of Microsoft Silverlight for PPC.
    – Daniel
    Mar 6, 2012 at 2:50

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