UPDATE on Netflix

Posted by iheartubuntu on Friday, November 16, 2012


INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL THE NETFLIX DESKTOP APP VIA PPA ARE IN THE LINK FOR EASY INSTALLATION...

http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html

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The news of Netflix on Ubuntu is now circling the world. Erich Hoover is uploading new packages to the server and we're testing out the PPA for this on several systems (32 & 64 bit). We are making sure the install will go smoothly for everyone. We'll let you know as soon as the PPA is up and running successfully.

Until then, click the image above to enlarge so you can see how the app will work and behave. It will have a nice Netflix icon that you can dock on your Unity launcher. The Netflix app itself looks and behaves like any other native app. You can maximize and even do F11 for full screen which works nicely.

Stay tuned here for the latest on the PPA. Thanks & have a great weekend!

* P.S. A lot of people are complaining that this uses WINE, but once the PPA is available, you wont be touching WINE at all. You'll load the PPA and install the app and it will just work. As an end user of the app, WINE wont bother you and you'll have hours of enjoyment ahead!

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  1. Dude. I can't wait for this.

    At first I thought I had to hack and tweak, but now I can see the genius behind all of this, especially if it installs and behaves like a native app.

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    1. BTW, it would be even cooler if the widgets and fonts were native looking. I don't know how good wine is with theming, but to really make it feel right and native, the looks have to be native like.

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