Amazon Prime Video's HTML5 video player now supports Safari on Mac, as spotted by Reddit user netmute over the weekend.

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Amazon Prime Video previously required downloading the Microsoft Silverlight plugin for playback in Safari, or switching to an alternative browser such as Chrome or Firefox, which already supported the HTML5 video player.

Some users on Reddit reported that, while HTML5 is now supported, AirPlay Mirroring and Picture in Picture functionality is lacking. Additionally, it appears video playback is limited to 720p rather than full HD resolution.

Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
76 months ago
How about some Apple TV support, Amazon?

Apple TV support = I immediately subscribe to Prime.

If you don't support me, why should I support you?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
76 months ago
It's about time.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CPx Avatar
76 months ago
Hulu! Time to move to HTML5 completely! Grrrrrr
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KALLT Avatar
76 months ago
Just in time also. It appears that Silverlight support for Macs will end this month.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
XTheLancerX Avatar
76 months ago
But still doesn't support Apple TV.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alaingarner Avatar
76 months ago
I just tried Amazon Prime in Safari, when I hover over the white HD icon during video playback it says 1080p.
Using a MacBook Pro Retina 10.12.2
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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