It is October 2014 and the lastest version of Chrome (I think it is version 38) finally supports Netflix on Linux. Yey, HTML5!

Now that we have finally overcome that problem, is there any news on how to watch Netflix on Raspberry Pi?

  • Sadly, navigating to netflix with epiphany eventually leads to an "unknown error occurred" Player error. Oct 24, 2014 at 2:15
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    you can run chromium(open source part of chrome) on the raspberry pi but it is painfully slow.
    – rob
    Oct 24, 2014 at 7:47
  • Running resource-intensive browser or UI elements will never be a strong suit of RPi. Getting it to serve any reasonably js-y web content is painful enough. Recognize what it is and what it is not.
    – C Reese
    Jan 5, 2015 at 7:15
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    I never asked how to run Chrome on Raspberry Pi. I just offered some context to the current situation about Netflix and Linux. I do not care if I get to see Netflix on Chrome, Firefox, or Vi :P Jan 5, 2015 at 12:22

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You should be able to run Netflix if you use OpenElec or RaspBmc as your OS. Each is a variant of XBMC which has an addon for Netflix. I am currently using RaspBmc to view other shows from my B+.

Edit: The best, and, most straight forward way to accomplish this is to purchase (currently $19) a copy of PlayOn to run on a pc in your home network. PlayOn has a Netflix channel built in. Once you've loaded PlayOn on your pc, you can access the shows from your Pi via XBMC's UPnP support. This video explains the entire setup, as well as, this article. I have a lifetime license for PlayOn and it works seamlessly.

  • I already have tried RaspBmc. Mind explaining how can I see NetFlix with it? Jan 19, 2015 at 11:53
  • @Dbugger Updated XBMC/NetFlix answer.
    – rrirower
    Jan 20, 2015 at 13:41

Check out our experience about netflix! It may help somehow)) Described here (in my blog post) https://eltechs.com/netflix-raspberry-pi

  • Nice one. Too bad it does not come for free. :-/
    – kwasmich
    May 3, 2017 at 12:17
  • @kwasmich Well, neither does PlayOn, and there's more in x86 world than just netflix. May 3, 2017 at 12:34
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