I will show you to install and use Netflix on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora in this article. Netflix streaming video has been available for Linux for a while. With Netflix you can watch unlimited movies and TV episodes from your Personal Computer, Playstation, Wii, Xbox or any device that support Internet streaming. Netflix will run on Windows, Mac OX, now even Linux.
You will have to add PPA (Personal Packages Archives) in order to install Netflix on Linux.
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
To install Netflix Desktop on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
To install Netflix Desktop on Fedora and Centos
# yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/i386/updates/wine-silverligh-1.6-3.fc19.i686.rpm # yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/i386/updates/netflix-desktop-0.7.0-7.fc19.noarch.rpm
# yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/x86_64/updates/wine-silverligh-1.6-3.fc19.x86_64.rpm # yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/x86_64/updates/netflix-desktop-0.7.0-7.fc19.noarch.rpm
How to use Netflix Desktop in Linux
First time when you start Netflix, there are will be some small prompts asking you to install a few extra required programs to make Netflix run properly. Agree and install those. After login to your Netflix account, when you play your first movie or TV show, you will be asked again to agree on “Enable playback of protected content” by Silverlight DRM. Enable to agree to playback restricted content to use Netflix on Linux.