How to watch Netflix in Fedora


Need to watch Netflix movies and TV shows in Fedora? Below I have given tutorial to install and watch Netflix movies in your computer running Fedora operating system. Read the below article to install Netflix in Fedora.

Neflix Fedora - Netflix is used to watch movies and TV shows online in any platform. It requires internet connectivity to watch movies or TV shows. Netflix is working in Fedora too. It is happy to all Netflix subscriber who got Linux operating system in their computer. It can be installed just by installing few packages. Netflix started working in almost all Linux distros. Ubuntu was the first Linux distro to have Netflix package. Based on the idea used in Ubuntu operating system, Netflix was developed for Fedora operating system. Let's get started to install Netflix in Fedora.

Required packages


As I already said above, it require few packages to make Netflix to work in Fedora. Few packages were available in Fedora default repository and few in Sourceforge repository. You do not worry about installing Sourceforge repository in your computer. It can be done by just by feeding single line command. So the required apps are.

Wget – Available in Fedora default repository
OpenCL – Available in Sourceforge repository
Netflix – In Sourceforge repo

How to install


Installation must be done in Terminal as "Root" user. Graphical installation is takes long time as you need to search and install every dependencies that needed for the package. Let's start with installation of dependencies.

Dependencies Installation:
1. Install wget:
#yum -y install wget
2. Install msttcorefonts:
#yum -y localinstall http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fuduntu/msttcorefonts-2.0-2.noarch.rpm
3. Install OpenCL:
#yum -y install opencl-utils

Netflix Installation for 32 bit computers:
Append following commands in your Terminal to successfully install Netflix in your Fedora operating system. First two commands remove .netflix-desktop and .netflix-tmp directory to make sure there is no conflicts while installation. The other two YUM command will install Silverligh and Netflix launcher. The same applies for 64-bit version.

rm -rf $HOME/.netflix-desktop
rm -rf $HOME/.netflix-tmp

#yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/i386/updates/wine-silverligh-1.7.2-1.fc19.i686.rpm

#yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/i386/updates/netflix-desktop-0.7.0-7.fc19.noarch.rpm


Netflix installation for 64 bit computers:
rm -rf $HOME/.netflix-desktop
rm -rf $HOME/.netflix-tmp

#yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/x86_64/updates/wine-silverligh-1.7.2-1.fc19.x86_64.rpm

#yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/x86_64/updates/netflix-desktop-0.7.0-7.fc19.noarch.rpm

How to use Netflix in Fedora


To open Netflix in your computer run the following command.
# sh /usr/bin/Netflix.sh

Netflix works fine in 32 bit version. There are still many issues in 64 bit Netflix version. Soon I will update this post to overcome the issues in 64 bit versions.

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Comments

Guest Author: D. Matthew Dukes07 Jul 2014

I cannot get the OpenCL to install, help!



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