Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

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Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby Habitual on Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:52 pm

Good news for Chrome users: A Netflix plugin for Chrome and Chrome OS is ready to be released.

This upcoming Netflix plugin will enable the streaming of movies via HTML5 technology, rather than Microsoft’s Silverlight software, which requires the user to download and install it onto their computer -something you’ll only be able to do in limited functions with Chrome OS.

Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way
Posted on 09. May, 2011

A topic search at developer.netflix.com and techblog.netflix.com are surprisingly (Not really surprising) void of any current conversation about this "upcoming" development. But it is more likely (to me) that they are keeping a lid on this to raise revenue streams, or some other Marketing BS.

The Director of Engineering at Netflix did post this:
Upcoming Changes to the Open API Program
but it lacks any clues about html5 or Linux programming.

I don't normally post content from other sites, (especially Media Outlets) but this is good news, if it is true.
It had to come to Linux eventually.

Take it with a grain of salt, I guess.
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby xenopeek on Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:19 am

Well, Netflix is not available in Europe, so normally this news would have bored me. However, it appears Netflix is making a push to launch in Europe also later this year. Finally :D http://www.advanced-television.com/index.php/2011/05/20/netflix-preps-europe-launch/
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby OldManHook on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:04 am

What's with Netflix's :?: Don't get it With the new pricing i can wait for HBO and Starz's, Any way have it on my TV :) No need for Computer to watch Movies :wink:
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby wyrdoak on Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:42 am

I'm just waiting for my cable company to follow Netflix since moonlight doesn't seem to work.
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby Kendall on Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:01 pm

"Not quite working" versions of the plugin are showing up in the dev builds of Chrome OS for the Samsung Chromebooks. If someone would be kind enough to boot into one of these with another Linux live image then it should be possible to extract the plugin and use it on other systems, presuming it's not looking for Chrome OS specific information in the plugin.
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby Habitual on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:52 am

Linux gets a bit of good news on the Netflix front
By Jack Wallen
August 1, 2011, 7:07 AM PDT

Props to dawgdoc in viewtopic.php?f=188&t=78549 for pointing the way.
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby chrnoble on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:31 pm

The question is, though: will it be an add-on to the Google Chrome browser, or only available on the Chrome OS? Because I can see the latter being quite possible, to be honest.
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Re: Netflix Plug-in for Chrome and Chrome OS is on the Way

Postby Habitual on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:00 pm

probably Chrome OS > Chrome > Everything else...
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