October 15, 2014

Netflix support comes to Ubuntu through Chrome

We told you it was coming, and now it's here! Canonical announced today that its popular Linux distro Ubuntu now supports Netflix playback through Chrome. If you're running a fully updated install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS or later you can simply go install Chrome 37 right now and immediately start enjoying Netflix. (Provided you're a paying subscriber, of course.) There's no word on if or when support might be coming to other browsers, so sorry Firefox fans. That being said, Mozilla is one of the main contributors to Network Security Services, which is key to Netflix support on Linux, so it probably won't be too far behind.
SOURCE: Ubuntu Insights

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/10/netflix-support-comes-to-ubuntu/

This works on all Linux distros that have the latest Chrome and nss version 3.16 or greater, including Fedora, Arch, openSUSE, Mint, and others. This was promoted as being Ubuntu only, which is not only untrue, it gives the mistaken impression Ubuntu somehow made this happen -- it was entirely due to Google's work on Chrome and including some new content to allow Netflix to work.