Netflix was working fine until an upgrade updated Chrome to version 48.0.2564.82 (64-bit). It first told me to ensure Widevine was set to "always enabled" in chrome://plugins. After checking "always enabled" it now tells me to check for an update in chrome://components, however it is not in the list of components.
I've deleted the Chrome config (
sudo rm -r ~/.config/google-chrome) and rebooted to no avail. Other users on Reddit reported the same thing here: https://www.reddit.com/r/netflix/comments/423a04/all_any_other_linux_users_getting_a_widevine/
Dist: Ubuntu 15.10 (64-bit)