Hello Linux Geeksters. In order to watch internet services like Netflix, you need to use the Silverlight plugin created by Microsoft. For Linux systems, Silverlight can be used via Pipelight, a plugin that runs over Wine.
In this article I will show you how to install Pipelight on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17 Qiana, in order to be able to watch Netflix and similar services online.
Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation of Pipelight on Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.
Before we start the installation, make sure that your internet browsers are all closed.
Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the pipelight-multi package:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi wine-compholio
Next, enable both the silverlight plugin and the widevine plugin:
$ sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
$ sudo pipelight-plugin --enable widevine
Now that everything has been set, install the netflix-desktop package, available via the Pipelight PPA:
$ sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop