The Easiest Way To Make Netflix Work On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you the easiest way to make Netflix run on your Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn or Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr systems, or a derivative system, of course.

Due to the fact that Canonical has updated the NSS library at Netflix’s request, watching the Netflix shows on the latest Ubuntu systems is easy.

For now, Netflix works only on the latest Google Chrome Dev version, but the other browsers should receive the needed features soon.

The Easiest Way To Make Netflix Work On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get Netflix support on your Ubuntu system.

Update the system, so that you get the latest version of the NSS library (on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems):

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Install Google Chrome Dev (on 32 bit systems):

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb

Install Google Chrome Dev (on 64 bit systems):

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb

Run the below command in your terminal, to set the proper user agent (on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems):

$ google-chrome --no-default-browser-check --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2114.2 Safari/537.36" --user-data-dir=/$HOME/.config/netflix --app=http://netflix.com/

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