Well, its definitely a step in the right direction for Ubuntu users. Google announced just hours ago that Netflix will now work on Chromebooks with a simple update of the ChromeOS. For Chromebook and CR48 users, just click the wrench icon > About ChromeOS > Check for Update. That should do it.*
Lets see how quickly Google Chrome and Chromium come up with an update for this so the Ubuntu and rest of linux community can make use of Netflix.
* Side note: This wont work for guest users or in dev mode.