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NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby fraterlinux » Aug 11th, '14, 01:35

This tip works with Google Chrome 37 stable !!!

Thanks to muungwana tip pclos forum:

I installed google-chrome-dev:
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/? ... devchannel

started it, installed the extension:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... pkjnoahfmg

I thought a screenshot might help...
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First, either right click on the user agent switcher icon and choose options or, open the Chrome preferences and select extensions and click options for the user agent switcher.

that will open the page partially shown above.
In the first field, give the New agent a name.
In the second field, paste in the string as mentioned earlier.
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( Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2114.2 Safari/537.36 )

In the third field, if it isn't already filled, type Chrome.
In the last field, give the indicator flag a name. Mine was NF.
Click the add button. Your new Agent will show in the list.
Close the tab.

Now, click on the user agent switcher icon, click on Chrome, and your custom agent will be in the list. Select it.
Go to Netflix. Enjoy.

From:
- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n ... px=MTc1ODY
- http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/netf ... rt-plugins
- http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.ph ... 758.0.html
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby kernow » Sep 21st, '14, 14:21

Excellent! This worked for me, Thanks very much.
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby fraterlinux » Sep 21st, '14, 14:25

I tested it and it works with Chrome 37 stable !!!
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 21st, '14, 14:43

Soon they will probably even remove the need to use a custom browser agent:
http://www.themukt.com/2014/09/19/nativ ... ntu-linux/
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubunt ... 15048.html
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby fraterlinux » Sep 21st, '14, 14:53

Good news! For now Netflix still has error if User-agent is disable.
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby kernow » Sep 21st, '14, 20:37

Another way to install chrome and keep it updated for 64bit systems:
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#root
rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
urpmi.addmedia --update chrome_x86_64 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
urpmi google-chrome-stable
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 21st, '14, 20:55

Does not really belong here, and for chrome-stable is already covered in the MAQeia.
But if you read the initial post, the development version of chrome is required currently ...
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 38

Postby fraterlinux » Sep 21st, '14, 21:21

doktor5000 wrote:But if you read the initial post, the development version of chrome is required currently ...


Since the publication of the tip, came out Chrome 37 stable and is working well.

No longer need development version !!!
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby fraterlinux » Sep 28th, '14, 12:51

Tip: Run NetFlix as a app on Linux

To sum it all, to run Netflix as a app on Linux, simply install the NSS library, install the 37 stable version of Chrome and run the following command in a terminal:

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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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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 28th, '14, 14:44

Maybe you want to redo the first post, and add the 3 possibilities (-dev version with browser agent, stable version, standalone as app) directly there? ;)
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby fraterlinux » Sep 28th, '14, 17:41

doktor5000 wrote:Maybe you want to redo the first post, and add the 3 possibilities (-dev version with browser agent, stable version, standalone as app) directly there? ;)


2 possibilities: google chrome 37 or higher, with browser agent or standalone as app!
The necessary code is already in the stable. Dev is not needed.
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby fraterlinux » Oct 11th, '14, 11:44

It looks like this thread is no longer necessary as the repository has google 38 and netflix no longer checks user agent on chrome 38

https://plus.google.com/+AlanPope/posts/Lknxg4xcfG3

With this information, we can simplify the command line:

Tip: Run NetFlix as a app on Linux

To sum it all, to run Netflix as a app on Linux, simply install the NSS library, install the 38 stable version of Chrome from urpmi or MCC and run the following command in a terminal:

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google-chrome --no-default-browser-check --user-data-dir=/$HOME/.config/netflix --app=http://netflix.com/
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby daniewicz » Nov 14th, '14, 05:47

netflix no longer checks user agent on chrome 38


I did not know this. Great news!
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby morgano » Sep 6th, '15, 22:33

In Mageia 5 (and later?) use another name for the browser
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chromium-browser --no-default-browser-check --user-data-dir=/$HOME/.config/netflix --app=http://netflix.com/
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Re: NetFlix without WINE, with Google Chrome 37 or 38

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 7th, '15, 08:04

Nope, the example is with google chrome. You do it via chromium. Not the same…
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