Watching Netflix on Windows is easy. You can use the web browser or the desktop app but its not the same story in Linux. It does not work by default in Linux as Netflix requires Microsoft Silverlight and since it’s “the Microsoft”, it is obviously not available on Linux. So is there no way we can use Neflix in Linux? Of course, there is. In this article we shall see how to watch Netflix in Ubuntu 14.04 (and perhaps older versions such as 13.10, 13.04 etc as well).
How to watch Netflix in Ubuntu 14.04:
Install Pipelight in Ubuntu 14.04
Installing Pipelight in Ubuntu 14.04 is very easy thanks to the PPA by Pipelight team. Open a terminal and run the following commands one by one:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi
It’s around 450 MB of download so it may take some time if you have slow internet connection. Also, Pipelight is in beta, therefore check the installation instructions here (in case, if they change it in future). [Continue reading]