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Old 11-17-2016, 06:37 PM   #1
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Netflix App.


Although a couple of browsers will run NetFlix the people at Netflix stop me dead with the "Must have Silverlight" on the opening screen. I would like to see the Linux distros, including Mint with an app that one simply clicks to use Netflix. I pay to use Netflix on two devices but can not do that on Mint without setting up a virtual machine or other nonsense. How about an app that simply does it for us?
 
Old 11-17-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum

From what I understand, Netflix works seamlessly (without any hacks or modifications) using Google Chrome (beginning with version 37) on Ubuntu (12.04, 14.04 or later.) Whether this extends to Ubuntu based distributions, such as Mint, I really couldn't tell you.

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Old 11-18-2016, 08:26 AM   #3
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I can confirm that Netflix works 100% using Chrome browser in Mint 17 and 18.
 
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Works on Chrome with Debian Stable as well. My version of Chrome is version 54.0.2840.100 (64bit). Dont need an app for this.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 09:04 AM   #5
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I would like to see the Linux distros, including Mint with an app that one simply clicks to use Netflix. [...] How about an app that simply does it for us?
Maybe ask here: https://help.netflix.com/help
 
Old 11-26-2016, 07:27 AM   #6
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Used to work

I am aware that in the past Netflix worked on some browsers. But recently they have dumped on the Linux community. On Chrome or the latest Fire Fox one will reach a splash screen that insists you install Microsoft Silver Light in order to use NetFlix. If you have not tried it lately, simply enter Netflix.com in your browser and you will see an opening screen but the next screen will stop you dead with the demand that you must install Silverlight.
 
Old 11-26-2016, 07:06 PM   #7
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I am aware that in the past Netflix worked on some browsers. But recently they have dumped on the Linux community. On Chrome or the latest Fire Fox one will reach a splash screen that insists you install Microsoft Silver Light in order to use NetFlix. If you have not tried it lately, simply enter Netflix.com in your browser and you will see an opening screen but the next screen will stop you dead with the demand that you must install Silverlight.
Hi...

What browser and version are you using? From what I see here, Netflix uses both Silverlight and HTML5. Others on this thread have confirmed that it works with Mint and Debian, so I'm not sure what the issue is. If nothing else, give Netflix a call and see if they can't help you get it working.

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Old 11-27-2016, 12:22 AM   #8
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I am aware that in the past Netflix worked on some browsers. But recently they have dumped on the Linux community. On Chrome or the latest Fire Fox one will reach a splash screen that insists you install Microsoft Silver Light in order to use NetFlix. If you have not tried it lately, simply enter Netflix.com in your browser and you will see an opening screen but the next screen will stop you dead with the demand that you must install Silverlight.
Not true. It works. You must have old browser or broken browser.

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Old 11-27-2016, 07:02 AM   #9
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I am aware that in the past Netflix worked on some browsers. But recently they have dumped on the Linux community. On Chrome or the latest Fire Fox one will reach a splash screen that insists you install Microsoft Silver Light in order to use NetFlix. If you have not tried it lately, simply enter Netflix.com in your browser and you will see an opening screen but the next screen will stop you dead with the demand that you must install Silverlight.
Clean yer cache.
Close Google Chrome and open a terminal>
Code:
mv ~/.cache/google-chrome/ ~/.cache/google-chrome.org
mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/google-chrome.org && exit
Start Google Chrome, navigate to netflix, login, enjoy.

Chrome, not Chromium and it does "just work".
 
Old 11-27-2016, 07:17 AM   #10
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Netflix also works with chromium along with the widevine plugin.
In the past it also worked with Vivaldi, which is based on blink/chromium, but hasn't worked since the release of Vivaldi-1.5.658.44.
 
  


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