Netflix is not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 Preview


Installed 8.1 preview on my htpc now the netflix plugin for Media Center will not stream any video; a browser compatibility page pops up listing requirements. It worked fine before this.It gives the following error:

“Instant Watching System Compatibility To watch instantly, you’ll need a computer that meets the following minimum requirements: Windows, Windows Vista or Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 or higher; or the latest version of Firefox; or the latest version of Chrome”


This is a known issue.Reinstalling the netflix plugin is not solving the issue.This needs to be fixed by Netflix as well as Microsoft.

Fortunately Netflix has started working on this issue:-“we’re excited to announce that we’ve been working closely with Microsoft to implement these extensions in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1.  If you install the Windows 8.1 Preview from Microsoft, you can visit today in Internet Explorer 11 and watch your favorite movies and TV shows using HTML5!”

HTML5 Video in IE 11 on Windows 8.1


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