I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) and can't watch Netflix, just wondering if there’s a way round this. Thanks.


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Ubuntu supports watching Netflix in Google Chrome browser version 37+.

  • This doesn't seem to work, sadly. At least with Chrome version 43. Jul 14, 2015 at 19:32
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    Note that support for Chrome on 32-bit OS's as well as Precise will halt in March of 2016. Those affected by this decision may need to seek alternatives.
    – Elder Geek
    Jan 25, 2016 at 22:29

You need google Chrome 37+. take a look for the announcement here https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/10/10/watch-netflix-in-ubuntu-today/

You can also use Pipelight with wine to do it

Install Pipelight in Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi

Enable Sliverlight to play Netflix

sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

Install Netflix desktop app in Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

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    Netflix desktop is obsolete. I guess Netflix does not use Silverlight any more.
    – Pilot6
    Jun 16, 2015 at 10:52
  • I really don't know, information according to the link, but do you have official link for your pretends?
    – Maythux
    Jun 16, 2015 at 10:54
  • It is obvious. If you can watch Netflix in Chrome, then silverlight is not needed any more. You prove it with your link.)) Before the only way was to use silverlight.
    – Pilot6
    Jun 16, 2015 at 10:56
  • Sure using chrome is much better but I mean is it still available to use silverlight or no?
    – Maythux
    Jun 16, 2015 at 10:57
  • I do not know. Netflix is not available here. But silverlight is getting close to EOL. Microsoft is closing it.
    – Pilot6
    Jun 16, 2015 at 10:59

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