As reported Netflix now works natively under Linux.
However, some people (including me) reported some troubles under Ubuntu 14.04. After following the described steps by Nathan VanCamp I got an error when opening a video:
Error Code: M7063-1913.
When going back to the thread on Google plus Malte Batram reported that Ubuntu 14.04 needed a newer version of libnss for Netflix in Chrome to work.
Therefore I backported the newer version of libnss in Ubuntu Utopic (14.10) to Ubuntu 14.04. This way you can just add a ppa and get the right version of libnss to make Netflix work under Ubuntu.
The steps for getting Netflix to work on Ubuntu are now:
Install chrome. I did this by creating
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list and adding this to the file:
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# # # THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ### # You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost. deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Then do an
apt-get update and an
apt-get dist-upgrade. And finally install the Google Chrome beta:
apt-get install google-chrome-beta.
Upgrade the nss library:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leonbo/nss sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
The above command should upgrade three packages:
If you know what you’re doing step 1 and 2 can be combined.
Launch Chrome beta and install the the User-Agent Switcher for chrome.
Add a custom Chrome agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/37.0.2049.0 Safari/537.36
I used the values for the other fields:
- New User-agent name: Netflix
- Group: Chrome
- Append?: Replace
- Indicator Flag: NF
Switch your user-agent to the new custom one, and go to netflix