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I want to play my Netflix with my Ubuntu 12.04 but before I download the player and screw something up I thought I would ask. I have not done anything yet.

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marked as duplicate by Thomas Ward, Jorge Castro, Basharat Sialvi, gertvdijk, Mateo Jun 20 '13 at 19:05

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Netflix does not natively work on Linux; There is however an app which runs through Wine called Netflix Desktop Follow the instructions to download and install the program and watch movies/shows/etc.

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I confirm it works, we use it at home without issues. – Denis Fuenzalida Mar 8 '14 at 20:02

Netflix, by default, will not work on Linux operating systems and it utilizes Silverlight technology which isn't available on Ubuntu. You can install Netflix Desktop through WINE or you can use virtual machines but the performance is not nearly as good as other machines.

sudo apt-get install wine

Here's the Netflix Desktop link

or you can (possibly) use PlayOnLinux:

Using Squeeze repositary:

wget -q "" -O- | apt-key add -
wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
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