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Old 07-14-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Netflix access


Howto get access to netflix with explanations on how to do the individual steps considering I am truly a newbie. Thanks
 
Old 07-14-2013, 02:09 AM   #2
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1. This is from the Wiki Netflix page:
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There is an unofficial Netflix app based on Wine that allows watching Netflix on Linux without installing Windows in a virtual machine. The selection of available titles is based upon the user's IP address. For most users, this corresponds to the user's physical location.
2. As a new member to the Free Software community, I would humbly ask you to have a look at this and at least consider not using Netflix:
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/...-value-freedom
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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1)go to www.netflix.com
2)sign up for a free account
3)Watch movies
 
Old 07-14-2013, 02:38 AM   #4
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1)go to www.netflix.com
2)sign up for a free account
3)Watch movies
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Taken from the netflix.com website (section="How Netflix Works"):
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Connect your PC or Mac to your TV using an HDMI cable, select your desired TV episode or movie on the computer and watch instantly on your TV.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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Are you running a Debian-based distro such as Ubuntu, Mint, Debian?

If so, you can install the "netflix-desktop" package from this PPA: http://www.compholio.com/netflix-desktop/

Note this warning:

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Neither this package or its author is affliated with, endorsed, provided, or supported in any way by Netflix, Inc.
It is also worth noting it is not endorsed, provided, or supported in any way by Ubuntu/Mint/Debian. It is third-party software.

If you are running Windows/Mac then this is not necessary. Your operating system has native support for Netflix following the instructions on the Netflix site.

Last edited by snowpine; 07-14-2013 at 07:46 AM.
 
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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If you are outside the USA you can not view many of these sites. for example Netflix, Hulu, Pandora. You need to use PureVPN to watch Hulu, Netflix outside US anywhere in world.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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It boggles my mind how netflix could put its app on android and those streaming media boxes that uses linux and yet they can't support a linux desktop. Amazon is different I can buy a movie and watch it on my browser with no issues and this is in linux.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 06:57 AM   #8
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It boggles my mind how netflix could put its app on android and those streaming media boxes that uses linux and yet they can't support a linux desktop. Amazon is different I can buy a movie and watch it on my browser with no issues and this is in linux.
I think you missed my post #5. I am watching Netflix flawlessly on my Linux desktop.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #9
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I think you missed my post #5. I am watching Netflix flawlessly on my Linux desktop.
I did saw your post but the warning message deter me from installing this third party which is not from netflix, so I am a little leery of using it.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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it is the MPAA required DRM and the use of MS Silverlight
even MS wants to kill off silverlight , but it is being used by way too many for DRM
 
  


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