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Get Netflix To Work on Ubuntu

Run Netflix on Ubuntu

Run Netflix on Ubuntu

Being a fan of Ubuntu, along with its increasing popularity, it is surprising that Netflix doesn’t support it. Especially since they support Macs. There is however a way to get Netflix to run on an Ubuntu computer. Here is how to do that

Update: There is an easier way to get Netflix to work on Ubuntu, particularly in Ubuntu 12.04 and later. To Watch Netflix, go to this blog post. The info in this article is still valid though.

In order to make this happen you will need to add a repository. Thanks to Erich Hoover, he has developed his own Open Source package that allows Netflix to run inside Wine on Ubuntu.

The first thing to do is to open up a terminal window, and add the repository with the following command:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

After this run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade

Finally run sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

In spite of the name, it has nothing to do with Netflix the company. After this is all done (it could take a while) just go to Dash and launch the program. By default Netflix opens up in full screen. If you don’t want that, just press the [F11] key.

From here, you should be good to go watching Netflix on Ubuntu.

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