mikerr
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Netflix homepage shows a raspberry pi...

Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:57 pm

Well don't get too excited, they aren't enabling their videos on pi
its for the "netflix switch"

http://makeit.netflix.com/the-switch#overview

and they don't actually use the pi - they use an arduino instead :(
Android app - Raspi Card Imager - download and image SD cards - No PC required !

dan3008
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Re: Netflix homepage shows a raspberry pi...

Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:46 pm

I got all excited then :( ah well... Still, I like the idea of the netflix switch, might have to make one :D
dan3008 wrote:Pays your money, takes your choice

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Re: Netflix homepage shows a raspberry pi...

Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:48 am

Cute. Though you'd think they could at least have used a Pi2B...or an A+ if they wanted it to look small.

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Re: Netflix homepage shows a raspberry pi...

Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:16 pm

I think they should pay a licensing fee for using the Pi in their advertising. In lieu of litigation, the need to provide support for Netflix running on Raspberry Pi. ;)

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Re: Netflix homepage shows a raspberry pi...

Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:57 pm

jack.chaney wrote:I think they should pay a licensing fee for using the Pi in their advertising. In lieu of litigation, the need to provide support for Netflix running on Raspberry Pi. ;)
Now *that* would be a clever solution.

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Re: Netflix homepage shows a raspberry pi...

Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:25 am

Snip found this on the net I have not had a chance to test this

Netflix with Raspberry Pi2 on Ubuntu.
Installation
Chromium v43.0.2357.134 or higher is needed to run Netflix, which is available for most ARM Linux distributions. You can check the version of Chromium
by typing “chromium-browser --version” in a Terminal window. Make sure to
upgrade Chromium if the version is lower than the requirement.
1. download the chrome OS recovery package at https://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chromeo ... mp.bin.zip, then extract the .zip file.
2. Install the qemu-nbd package via the package installer available for the operating
system that you’re using. for example, here is the Ubuntu command for installing
qemu-nbd:
$ sudo apt-get install qemu-nbd
3. register the nbdprotocol:
$ sudo modprobe nbd max_part=16
4. mount the recovery image using qemu-nbd:
$ sudo qemu-nbd -r -c /dev/nbd0 /path/to/chromeos_6946.86.0_daisy-skate_\
recovery_stable-channel_skate-mp.bin
$ sudo mount -o ro /dev/nbd0p3 /mnt/an/empty/folder
5. copy the libwidevine files into the chromium library directory:
NETFLIX
uNDERLINuX
NETFLIX ON LINUX
$ sudo cp /mnt/an/empty/folder/opt/google/chrome/libwidevine* \
/usr/lib/chromium/
6. launch chromium with the following parameters from a Terminal window:
$ chromium --use-gl=egl --user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS armv7l
6946.86.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.134 \
Safari/537.36”
You should now be able to visit the Netflix site and play any movie or TV show
of your choice.

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