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Installing Netflix on Kubuntu

The machine I am running Kubuntu on is primarily used for streaming media like Netflix and Youtube, watching files off of a shared server and downloading media.

I decided to try to install Netflix first since it is something I use quite often. I am engrossed in watching the first season of Orange is the New Black and the last season of The West Wing.

Again, I resorted to Googling exactly what I am looking for and came across this fantastic post.

I opened a Terminal instance in Kubuntu and literally copied and pasted the text from the link above.

After going through these motions, I had a functioning instance of Netflix! Woo hoo.

So I decided to throw on an episode of Orange is the new Black, it loaded perfectly…. without sound.

Well shit! I never even thought to see if my audio driver had been picked up… so I guess I should probably go ahead and fix that.

  1. Dave L
    July 27th, 2013 at 16:04 | #1

    Did you have any issues with your taskbar not going away when you went into fullscreen mode?


  2. Kayla O.
    July 27th, 2013 at 16:14 | #2

    No issue at all. It runs beautifully once installed. The only thing I find is that when I have launched the Netflix desktop, I have to exit out before I can use my desktop.

  3. Tyler B
    July 27th, 2013 at 17:34 | #3

    I think there is a windowed mode as well if you want to run it that way instead.

  4. Kirstine
    June 2nd, 2014 at 13:28 | #4


    What have you done about the sound?
    I have the same problem

  1. July 31st, 2013 at 17:37 | #1