The Linux Platform Now Supports Netflix!

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the latest Beta and Dev versions of Google Chrome allowed the users to stream Netflix content on their Linux system, by setting a proper user agent and performing a few other tweaks.

But this is not necessary anymore, because Netflix is now officially supported on the Linux platform, so the users can stream Netflix content via Google Chrome 38 (and later), without requiring wine or any other third party software.

The Linux Platform Now Supports Netflix!

Up until recently Netflix required Microsoft Silverlight (Pipelight, on Linux), but since they have switched to HTML5 video streaming, the Linux platform got really close for supporting Netflix. For now, Netflix is available only via Google Chrome, because it is the only Linux browser that supports DRM, but Mozilla should receive a similar feature soon.

If Netflix still does not work for your system, install Google Chrome 38 and make sure that your system is up to date.

Instructions for 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Instructions for 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Instructions for 32 bit Fedora and CentOS systems:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
$ sudo yum install google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
$ sudo yum install fedora-upgrade
$ sudo fedora-upgrade

Instructions for 64 bit Fedora and CentOS systems:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
$ sudo yum install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
$ sudo yum install fedora-upgrade
$ sudo fedora-upgrade

Instructions for 32 bit OpenSUSE systems:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
$ sudo zypper install google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper update

Instructions for 64 bit OpenSUSE systems:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
$ sudo zypper install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper update

Instructions for both 32 bit and 64 bit Arch Linux and Manjaro systems:

$ sudo yaourt -Syua
$ sudo pacman -S yaourt
$ sudo yaourt google-chrome

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