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How to get Netflix streaming on Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04

Installation

Before you tackle this task, make sure your machine is fully updated. You can either do this from the update manager or from the command line. If from the command line, do the following:

Open a terminal window
# sudo apt-get update
Enter your sudo password
# sudo apt-get upgrade
Yes
If prompted (in case of a kernel upgrade), reboot the machine

Now that your machine is fully prepped, it’s time to install the Netflix Desktop app. Here are the steps:

Open up a terminal window
# sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
Hit Enter
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

At this point you will see quite a large number of dependencies necessary for the installation (129 to be exact). Say OK to this and the installation will begin.

Open the Unity Dash
Type netflix
If you dont have Unity, Click the start button then Sound&Video, then netflix
Click OK to Install on the Wine Mono Installer (this is necessary for .NET)
Click OK to Install on the Wine Gecko Installer (this is necessary for embedded HTML to work properly)
If you get an error, OK the error (everything should work fine anyway)
Allow the local installation to complete

At this point the Netflix Desktop application will open in full screen mode. To get out of that mode, hit F11. You may find a new Firefox icon on your desktop. You can delete that if you like.

That’s it. You are now ready to enjoy streaming Netflix on your Ubuntu Linux desktop, FINALLY!
    
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Thanks for the info +REP thumb.gif
    
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+ 2 REP

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No longer works.

Netflix / M$ changed something. Probably has to do with the dropped XP support. I'll post update when I figure out how to get it working again.
    
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No longer works.

Netflix / M$ changed something. Probably has to do with the dropped XP support. I'll post update when I figure out how to get it working again.
Didn't Netflix themselves release instructions on how to get it working in WINE?
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If they did I haven't seen it. I would love to see that if it's true. Would make my progress on this a lot easier biggrin.gif
    
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If they did I haven't seen it. I would love to see that if it's true. Would make my progress on this a lot easier biggrin.gif

hmmm, upon further googling, it appears I may have been wrong sorry mate
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