What is Microsoft Silverlight?


Microsoft Silverlight is software that allows protected content to be streamed on a PC or Mac. It's a free plug-in that's used by many major streaming services.

How do I install Microsoft Silverlight?

  • If you're a Windows user, you can install Silverlight here. (You'll need to be using IE or Firefox v51 or earlier).
  • If you're a Windows user and you've got Firefox v52 or later, you won't be able to use Silverlight as it's not supported. You'll need to watch with the NOW TV Player instead, or switch to IE.
  • If you're a Mac user and you already have Microsoft Silverlight installed, you can use it to watch NOW TV. However, from 2017 Microsoft is withdrawing Silverlight support for Mac, so you'll no longer be able to download it. Instead, you can watch with the NOW TV Player.

Keep in mind You don't need Microsoft Silverlight to watch NOW TV on smartphones, set top boxes or games consoles.

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