How to fix Netflix flashing black screen. Many Macook Air/Pro users are reporting issue while watching Netflix shows on it. The issue is the Macbook screen flickers brightness randomly for a fraction of seconds repeatedly. The Netflix keeps on flashing every other seconds while watching a movie in full screen. The issue keeps on happening everytime while watching anything on the Netflix. The flickers is clearly noticeable to the user and is very annoying to watch on Netflix due to this issue. The flicker on Netflix happens only in full screen mode and does not happen when used in small screen on browser.
|Netflix screen flashing and flickering on macbook 2021|
Netflix full screen flickering happens only latest Chrome and Safari. clearing all cookies of the browser does nothing and the mac screen keeps flickering while watching any video on Netflix. Netflix flickerin seems to be issue with the macbook and not with the Netflix as nerflix flicker on macbook screen and on any connected screen (HDMI) too. The issue is seen across different macbook air /Pro and OS like Catalina. Even on Big Sur the fullscreen Netflix is now flickering every couple of seconds. The screen flicker issue is also reported with other PC makes like HP, Dell, Lenovo where Netflix video flickers a lot .
The flicker issue is not only with the Netflix but some users are reporting issue on HBO TV. The HBO flickers every 4th second. Which makes the issue relevant to the Macbook. If you are also facing Screen blinking/flicker issue in the Netflix then we recommend you to try below possible fix for the issue.
How to fix Netflix flashing black screen on Chrome/Safari/Macbook/ iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPad
The following below are the instructions or ways on How to fix Netflix flashing black screen:-
Turn off Automatically Adjust Brightness
Other way to fix Netflix screen flicker is to turn off the Automatic Adjust brightness. This will improve the flicker issue of Netflix.
To turn off ‘Automatically adjust brightness’ Go to to Macbook System Preferences – > Displays.
Turn on Automatic Graphics Switching settings
The macbook pro have dual graphic card and mac can switch between the card to save battery etc.
The solution to the problem is to go to System Settings and select Energy Savings.
There you’ll find the checkbox, “Automatic Graphics Switching”, which is turned on by default. Uncheck the tickbox and the flickering stops.
Turn off Shake Mouse pointer settings
Lots of macbook users have reported that by turning off the “shake mouse pointer to locate” option in Accessibility Fixes the problem and the macbook screen does not flicker anymore
Go to “System Preferances” -> “Availability” -> “Screen” -> “Cursor” and turn the check box for shaking the cursor to find it OFF or ON.
Turn on Battery optimization for Video Stream
There is another setting of mac Battery which may improve the Netflix screen flicker issue. Go to -> System Preferences > Battery. Enable optimize video streaming while on battery in the battery
There is another workaround to watch Netflix series withour screen flicker in the mac, As the issue is with Chrome and Safari browser. But surprignly the issue is not with the Firefox browser. Please try watching Netflix on Firefox browser on your MacBook and the screen should not flicker.
Update the Macbook :
Also try to keep your Macbook to latest OS version avilanle as this will fix any other software glitces in the Macbook
- Shut down your Mac by going Apple menu >Shutdown.
- Update the OS on your Mac.
- Reset the System Management Controller (SMC).
- Reset the PRAM (or NVRAM).
Hope this article is able to fix Intermittent flash/flicker while watching Netflix