How To Watch Netflix On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Via Pipelight

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.

How To Watch Netflix On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Via Pipelight

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

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5 comments on “How To Watch Netflix On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Via Pipelight
  1. Evan says:

    When i run the command:

    sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi wine-compholio

    I end up with a user liscence agreement from microsoft within the terminal window that won’t allow me to either “agree” or finish the process at all.

  2. Brian says:

    Hi,

    I ran through this on Mint 17 and it worked perfectly.

    Then I reinstalled due to a separate issue and when I followed these steps again I forgot to close my other browsers first.

    Now when I launch netflix desktop it says silverlight isn’t installed.

    Can I just remove and re-add netflix desktop to fix this?

    • Geekster says:

      you should try to install netflix-desktop and enable silver light again, but if this does not work, you can completely remove netflix-desktop and reinstall it:

      $ sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:pipelight/stable # remove PPA
      $ sudo apt-get update # update the repo index
      $ sudo pipelight-plugin –disable silverlight
      $ sudo pipelight-plugin –disable widevine

      $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
      $ sudo apt-get update
      $ sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi wine-compholio
      $ sudo pipelight-plugin –enable silverlight
      $ sudo pipelight-plugin –enable widevine
      $ sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

  3. cmcanulty says:

    tried fix twice in xubuntu 14.04- still only works in chrome, not firefox

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