"Many Linux users reboot into Windows to watch Netflix, but you can watch Netflix on Linux without rebooting. Unfortunately, the solution here is inefficient – while Linux geeks have explored a variety of other clever solutions, none of them work.
A Windows virtual machine is your best bet for Netflix on Linux at the moment. Until Netflix acknowledges Linux users and gives us a solution, we’re stuck dual-booting or making due with a virtual machine.
Note: This is no longer the best method. Use the Netflix Desktop app instead."
Make sure you are fully patched on the updates side of things then:
Open up a terminal window Type: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio Hit Enter Type: sudo apt-get update Type: sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
At this point you will see quite a large number of dependencies necessary for the installation click OK to this and the installation will begin.
Once that’s done, do the following:
Open the Unity Dash Type netflix Click Install on the Wine Mono Installer (this is necessary for .NET) Click Install on the Wine Gecko Installer (this is necessary for embedded HTML to work properly) If you get an error, OK the error (I had this same thing happen on two machines — everything worked fine anyway) Allow the local installation to complete At this point the Netflix Desktop application will open in full screen mode. To get out of that mode, hit F11. You will also find a new Firefox icon on your desktop. You can delete that if you like.