What is Microsoft Silverlight and why do I need it?
Microsoft Silverlight is a program that you can add on to your web browser to deliver rich media experiences on the Internet. It’s a plug-in, downloadable software that gives a program extra features. In the case of Netflix, Microsoft Silverlight allows for smooth streaming of your movies and shows.
How to Install Microsoft Silverlight for Netflix
To install Microsoft Silverlight, go to this page on Netflix and follow the instructions for whichever web browser you use: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. These instructions involve selecting any Netflix title where you will be prompted to Install Now.