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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 07:49:06 am »
Bout time.... thanks for that :)
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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2014, 12:26:08 pm »
Nice!

I was reading about it.  Evidently, Netflix will work, right now, by playing around with the UA in Chrome/Chromium, e.g. Netflix is allowing the UA hack that's been circulating on various websites/blogs.  As it stands, Silverlight/Wine is no longer required.  Netflix is dropping Silverlight, in favor of HTML5.

Netflix is just asking Canonical to upgrade their network stack to the latest version of NSS, and for them to add support in Chrome/Chromium stable.  When Canonical gets around to doing it, Netflix will allow ppl to use Chrome/Chromium without resorting to the UA hack.

Interesting...

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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2014, 12:55:53 pm »
Netflix is blocked in my country, legally other companies have bought the broadcast rights to certain shows and content.

Some people use a VPN to bypass the restriction, but I really wish that content was available locally.

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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 01:50:43 pm »
Some people use a VPN to bypass the restriction, but I really wish that content was available locally.

I judge that VPN would be the way to go.  The trick is to find one that performs well with your connection(s) and intended purposes.

I've never found a *FREE* VPN service that works well enough to use for anything but testing, but maybe they exist.


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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 05:14:36 am »
I agree that free VPNs are not a good option.
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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 05:37:33 am »
I use several different "free" VPNs to connect to the UK from The Netherlands.   I use VPNs to connect to the BBC iPlayer and ITVPlayer  There are VPNs in the list for: UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Romania, Italy etc. I discovered purely by accident that Netflix works fine with the majority of them.  Of course, being "Free" they are subject to availability.  Here is the list I use: http://www.bestvpnserver.com/list-of-free-pptp-vpn-server/.  The only thing that is really noticeable is the local programmes and the unfamiliar ratings for different locations.  I've never really had a problem using "Free" VPNs with  Netflix.
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Re: Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 11:23:00 pm »
when is this happening??? although netflix desktop works i find it very slow and glitchy it would be
great to have actual netflix work with out the use of wine running.
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