Beginning of an era!
Netflix now runs on Linux without any tweaks or work-around what so ever. I just noticed it when I installed a new Ubuntu system (14.10), with
Chrome Beta 39.x Chrome 38 stable and out of curiosity opened Netflix. It worked flawlessly. No agent switcher required anymore. Which means Netflix engineers have implemented the changes that Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed to Ubuntu developers:
Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play.
Ubuntu developers responded swiftly and within a few dates pushes the updates. The ball was in Netflix’ court and it seems the tweaks have been made at Netflix’ end.
How to get Netflix on Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution? Just updates nss package so that it is higher than 3.16 and get beta version of Google Chrome browser. Then log into Netflix and from playback settings choose HTML5 playbak.
I tested it on openSUSE (rolling release with nss updated), Kubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux; it’s working.
This is huge development for Linux as Netflix was one of the missing links. Soon Linux users may also be able to ‘stream’ Photoshop through Google Chrome.