Watch Netflix On Ubuntu & Linux Mint

May 16, 2015 - 12:22 PM

How to watch Netflix movies on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Update: This post is now out-dated. You can watch Netflix on Linux by downloading and installing the Google Chrome Web browser from Google's Web site. Firefox should be supported soon.

Google Chrome

If you're a Netflix subscriber you may have noticed that you're unable to watch Netflix movies through your Web browser.  This is because the desktop Web browser version of Netflix uses Microsoft Silverlight, which is not available on Linux. But the Linux community has come up with a solution, a Netflix application.

Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Open a terminal window and run the following three lines:

  1. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

You can then launch the Netflix Desktop application. Upon first launch it'll complete the installation.

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