Install Netflix Desktop App in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 using PPA

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Netflix Desktop tool in Ubuntu using ppa.

Netflix Desktop provides a convenient tool that downloads and installs all of the components necessary to run Netflix Watch Instantly under Wine, including the Windows version of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight v4. This package also includes some convience settings to integrate Netflix into Firefox in such a way that everything feels like a native Ubuntu application.

Currently, Wine does not include all of the necessary patches to use Netflix “out of the box”, so the PPA below also contains a custom build of Wine with the patches included. It is important to note that this build is not compatible with “vanilla” Wine, so installing the package will uninstall any existing Wine installation.

To get started:

So far the ppa supports for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise, 11.10 Oneiric, 11.04 Natty, 10.10 Maverick, and 10.04 Lucid.

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal window, then run this command to add the ppa repository:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

Then update:

sudo apt-get update

Install Netflix Desktop:

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

Once installed search for and launch it from Unity Dash. When you first launch the application, it will download and install required packages.
Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Adrian says:

    It works fine for me!! Thanks a lot

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