Netflix on PCLinuxOS

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Netflix on PCLinuxOS

Updated Sept 28, 2014

Up till now to watch Netflix on PCLinuxOS you had to jump though hoops. For some users it worked and for others there was no joy! Now all PCLinuxOS users can enjoy watching netflix on their system.

Let's begin by installing some software.

Using Synaptic load both

1. NSS - This is the Netscape Security Software libraries that supports cross platform development applications.

2. Google-Chrome-Stable

Now we have everything installed that we need to enjoy watching Netflix. To watch it simply enter the following command in a console window.

google-chrome --no-default-browser-check --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2114.2 Safari/537.36" --user-data-dir=/$HOME/.config/netflix --app=http://netflix.com/


Well if you are like me and don't like using a console window, you can make a link to this on your desktop. Since I use KDE, I will explain how to make a link for Netflix on your desktop.

If you want to have a desktop shortcut for it, in KDE just right click anywhere on a blank area of the desktop. In the popup dialog box select "Create New" and then select "Link to Application" a window will open like this

Step1.png

Under the general tab enter netflix if you want an icon then click on the box just to the left where you entered Netflix. this will open a box to let you select and ICON or to search your machine for a ICON to use. In my case I used Google to search for a ICON and save it to my system.

Netflix.jpg


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Now click on the "Application" tab. Under "Description" I put in Netflix and then under "Command" I entered


google-chrome --no-default-browser-check --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2114.2 Safari/537.36" --user-data-dir=/$HOME/.config/netflix --app=http://netflix.com/


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At this point click on the "OK" button at the bottom right corner of the window. The box will close and a new desktop icon will be created.


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Now just sit back, relax and Enjoy Netflix on your PCLinuxOS Machine!


I want to thank fraterlinux and all the other PCLinuxOS forum members that have made watching Netflix possible.

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