Monday, November 19, 2012

Netflix on Linux is possible

No thanks to Netflix though.  They don't deserve any of the credit.  In fact they deserve scorn for not doing this themselves and forcing Linux users to find an alternative (which they will always do)

If you run Ubuntu, just do this from a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

I was able to get it working after doing pulseaudio -k to kill pulseaudio.  A reboot probably would have worked as well.

What  is happening is modified the Wine windows emulator and created a script to fully automate the downloading of the required windows files to get netflix to work in Linux.

original article at

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