Update: This post is now out-dated. Workarounds are no longer needed to watch Netflix on Linux. Read the updated post for new instructions.
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.
Open a terminal window and run the following three lines:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
You can then launch the Netflix Desktop application. Upon first launch it’ll complete the installation.