Thursday, March 28, 2013

Netflix for Linux!!!

Original post:

So I just found out that you can get Netflix on Linux.  It is only for Ubuntu right now, But I got it working on LinuxMint Debian (Cinnamon 64bit) and here is how:

Instructions for LinuxMint Debian (Cinnamon 64bit):

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 1F691896 
sudo apt-add-repository "deb oneiric main"
sudo apt-add-repository "deb-src oneiric main"
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop libwine-gecko-1.4 mono-complete
sudo sh -c "echo ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/accepted-mscorefonts-eula select true | debconf-set-selections"

sudo netflix-desktop

Choose 'yes' on the pop-up windows for it to download and install everything for you.



  1. Works well on LMDE with Mate upgraded to version 1.6.


  2. I keep getting sudo apt-add-repository "deb oneiric main"
    sudo: apt-add-repository: command not found

  3. I get unable to locate package libwine-gecko-q.4

  4. @Lydia, you will need to install the python-software-properties package for that. Sorry, I assumed you would already have it installed. You can install it by running:
    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

    @Chris, you will want to make sure that the following repo is enabled: testing/main

    Also what distro and version are you running? 32bit or 64bit?

  5. I am on 3.2.0-4-amd64 (Debian7). I got netflix running and playing videos but I have no sound. (I do have sound when playing movies/audio in native linux applications) Any thoughts of why I may have no sound?

  6. You even fixed the weird truetype issue I had on ubuntu and never got solved, nice!!

  7. I had tried so many fixes again and again until this worked. Thanks!

  8. Got it to work! Thanks! Now how do I get an icon in the menu and on the desktop that doesn't need my password to run?