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i just got Linux mint 13 and found out i couldn't watch Netflix i seen where people said you can any help is greatly appreciated
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From what I've seen, all the solutions to getting netflix to work under Linux are rather kludgy. The problem essentially lies in the fact that Netflix relies on Silverlight to serve content (so that it can enforce DRM on said content).

Now that I've explained why you're having troubles with Netflix on Linux, let's address your real question: How can I get Netflix running under Linux.

Currently, it seems the leading option is to use pipelight. The official documentation recommends the following steps (Mint is an Ubuntu derivative, so don't worry that the section heading says "Ubuntu"):

Enter the following commands in your terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
Unfortunately, even after pipelight is installed, you may still need a User-agent switcher, as Netflix may be checking to make sure you're running in a Windows Environment.

See what I mean about the solution being rather kludgy?

Edited by MS-Free, 24 March 2014 - 10:46 AM.

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