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How To Use Netflix In Ubuntu Through Wine (PPA Available)

Netflix is finally working on Linux! No, there’s no native Linux Netflix application, but with a patched Wine build, you can now use Netflix under Linux.Thanks to a campaign by IHeartUbuntu to get Netflix running on Ubuntu and the work of Erich Hoover, Ubuntu users can now use Netflix through Wine (with some patches) and Microsoft Silverlight, all installable from a PPA.Install Netflix Desktop application (with patched Wine) in UbuntuNetflix is not available where I live, so I was unable to test this, but hopefully it will work for you using the instructions below.To add the PPA and install the patched WINE and everything required to use Netflix in Ubuntu Quantal, Precise or Oneiric, use the commands below:sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholiosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install netflix-desktopThe commands above will install a patched WINE which doesn’t overwrite your current Wine installation, along with a Netflix web app that automatically downloads and installs Firefox for Windows and Microsoft Silverlight. The Netflix app is available for both 32bit and 64bit while the patched Wine package is only available for 32bit, but it should work on 64bit thanks to Ubuntu;s multi-arch support.Once installed, you can launch the Netflix web app through Dash / the menu.

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