Lemonrot writes, "I just tried watching Jericho: Season 2: "Condor" and it prompted me to install Silverlight. I was hesitant because I didn't want to install anything on my computer that was not required, and have heard some unfavorable comments about Silverlight. I called Netflix to see if I could opt out, as there was no option to on the Install page. Doug from Netflix said that I should call Microsoft and find out why I had to install the application. I asked him why this was not required yesterday when I watched Episode 1, season 2, and he said that they just had a new version of the viewer pushed out and that silverlight was now required to be installed on all machines using Netflix Watch Instantly."
A Netflix support specialist confirmed that the latest Netflix update requires Microsoft Silverlight for streaming.
What do you think of the Silverlight streaming player?