I know that we can use moonlight to play silverlight content on website.

However, I know that moonlight can install on latest firefox. However it does not reliably work actually after i follow their procedure to install it again.

Moonlight extension not working with new Firefox versions

Does anyone able to play silverlight content in Firefox using 11.10?

  • The above link still works in Firefox 10 - which websites are you having difficulties with? – fossfreedom Mar 13 '12 at 23:06
  • Do you really need silverlight?! If I were you, I should have avoided silverlight! – Ravi Jun 14 '12 at 10:03
  • yes, some browser require silver light to run , so annoying – Kit Ho Jun 14 '12 at 10:08
  • @fossfreedom Netflix refuses to use Moonlight for its streaming content. – JamesTheAwesomeDude Nov 22 '12 at 4:49
  • @JamesTheAwesomeDude - yep - moonlight doesnt have the DRM capabilities to play netflix. The Q will help you though: askubuntu.com/questions/1488/is-there-a-way-to-stream-netflix – fossfreedom Nov 22 '12 at 8:25

No, this is impossible. Sorry. :(

Silverlight is proprietary; run by Microsoft, if I'm not mistaken. As for the sites that don't work with Moonlight, well, you're screwed unless you can get Virtualbox to work for you.

Moonlight works with Firefox these days (I'm running 19.0 right now, and it's working,) but, so far, I have never, ever, seen a single thing that supported Moonlight: video, service, anything.

If you've installed Moonlight on your Firefox after updating, but it still appears not to work, I'd recommend contacting the site's feedback centre to let them know how much you'd appreciate Moonlight support.


Is is possible now thanks to the trick shown at the end of this answer:


(uses wine and Firefox for Windows in Ubuntu).

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