Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

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Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by bwana11 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:32 pm

Can Netflix be played on Linux Mint and if so can someone please point me to a guide or provide instruction on how to achieve this, if possible?

Thank You!

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Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by sgtor » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:01 pm

I don't know the current situation but it used to work in chrome or chromium but not firefox but I've since read that firefox works as well now. Just try it and see what works.

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Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by lsemmens » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:04 pm

Works out of the box in Mint 19 for me. Just open up my favourite browser, Go to Netflix home page and log in.
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Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by phd21 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi bwana11,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

Yes, usually by enabling DRM in browser settings you can watch Netflix and other streaming services. Might have to restart browser.

While helping other Linux Mint people I came across this cool application too.

"qtwebflix" - A qt webengine program to watch Netflix and other streaming services
https://github.com/gort818/qtwebflix


Browser extension add-on - Netflix 1080p - Chrome Web Store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... eennfbnmgp

netflix-1080p: Chrome extension to play Netflix in 1080p and 5.1
https://github.com/truedread/netflix-1080p

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by Lampshade » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:48 am

bwana11 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Can Netflix be played on Linux Mint and if so can someone please point me to a guide or provide instruction on how to achieve this, if possible?

Thank You!
Hi,
I have spent the last few days getting Netflix to show in 1080p.
Firefox and Chrome on Mint is 720 resolution max.
Hours of research I found the media player KODI v18 will play 1080p Netflix.

- Kodi v18 "Leia" RC 4 (you need v18 or higher): https://kodi.tv/download
- Netflix plugin for KODI v18+: https://github.com/asciidisco/plugin.video.netflix
- install pycryptodomex
- install inputstream.adaptive
- Then open Netflix settings in KODI and log in to your Netflix account.

I hope this has helped.

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Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by phd21 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:46 pm

Hi bwana11, & Everyone Else Interested in this,

As Lampshade mentioned, there are various multimedia server applications like "Kodi", "Plex", and "Stremio", and probably others, that can also access and play Netflix and other streaming services.

The Easy Way to Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - OMG! Ubuntu!
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/10/ple ... u-snap-app

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Stremio - All You Can Watch
https://www.stremio.com/

How To Install Netflix Stremio Addon – EverydayElectronics
https://everydayelectronics.com/2018/05 ... mio-addon/

The Best Stremio Addons for 2019 and some to Avoid | Comparitech
https://www.comparitech.com/kodi/best-stremio-addons/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:38 am

Generally Chrome is the best Linux browser for compatibility with such things, chromium isn't anywhere near it. Google is big enough and actually has paid devs so they get better compatibility.

I rarely use anything but Chrome but others have, ahem, privacy concerns, which I don't usually but are legitimate.
I also have Vivaldi installed in case I do have privacy concerns with something.

Some want FOSS everything in Linux. I like open source software don't really care 100% about FOSS. But since HTML5 has rapidly taken over so much of the Web it's made that issue irrelevant for a browser. HTML5 has DRM built in, which is not FOSS and can never be. So you can't make a truly FOSS browser that the average user will use for more than a day or 2 without declaring it useless, and the tinfoil hat privacy wacko market isn't big enough to support browser development.

Or just install Chrome from a .deb, Vivaldi too (it's the only FF/Chrome alternative I ever had installed for more than 2 days), and Firefox if that turns your crank.

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