INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL THE NETFLIX DESKTOP APP VIA PPA ARE IN THE LINK FOR EASY INSTALLATION…
Recently in Ubuntu news, there has been chatter that Netflix has absolutely no plans to support the linux community. There are several alternative methods for watching Netflix on linux distros… the easiest method is to run Windows XP in Virtual Box and then watch Netflix that way. There are a few problems with this. First, you’ll need a fast enough computer to run XP virtually. Second, you would need a valid license to run XP. Most of us dont want to go through these hoops anymore.
Linux users WANT a native method to watch Netflix. Chrome OS and Android users (both linux spinoffs) can watch Netflix. Even Mac users are technically running a unix based system and can watch Netflix.
We, the linux community, want to watch Netflix on our personal computers! We have decided to start a Netflix on linux contest. It will run until the end of March 2012. This gives you a month and a half to figure it out.
There are DRM issues involved so a legal way to watch Netflix is desired.
We have a few rules for the contest. The winner must provide an easily reproducible legal method for getting Netflix working natively on any popular linux distribution, preferably Ubuntu linux. Simple terminal command instructions that any linux user can use. Simply put, if it is not simple enough for the average linux user to do across multiple distros, it wont count.
If you want Netflix running natively on linux, donate to the chip in now! The winner who gets Netflix running natively in linux gets the money donated to the Chip-In. We know there are intelligent programmers in this great world we live in. So good luck! If you dont see the Chip In widget below, please go to this link: http://netflixonlinux.chipin.com/