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It may not be official, or perfect, but it shows that we Linux users don't take 'no' for an answer.
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Would something like this work for Lovefilm too?
 
Next in line, amazon?  :)  One can hope.
 
+Paul Lagle Amazon Instant Video is Flash based. Work automatically. Netflix uses Microsoft Silverlight hence the need for Wine.
 
Amazon Instant Video does not work in Ubuntu.  I've tried it, using both Firefox and Opera browsers.  It doesn't work on amazon's end.  Their player won't allow it.
 
What distro are you using +Paul Lagle? I  watch Amazon Instant on my Ubuntu 12.04 install. Make sure have HAL installed.
 
Works well on 12.04 Precise 32 bit. Thanks to all working on this project.
 
All I can say is Linux rocks. I've never looked back after moving from Windows to Linux. And I think it won't ever be the case.
 
Running smooth on 12.10. I didn't spend much time trying to figure out how to exit the application but used the quick solution of changing workspaces and closing netflix from the launcher.
 
That's what I have to do too, +Daniel Tucker. I'm sure that will change.  :)  I also run it in a workspace by itself.
 
[Edit: From iheartubuntu.com - "The Netflix app starts in full screen mode. You can exit out of the app completely by pressing ALT+F4. You can also press F11 to exit out of full screen mode."]
 
+Dale Stanton having it in it's own workspace is definitely the way to go. Either way I will use this app because until now my only way to watch netflix was through my Wii and phone. Also thanks for the extra tips.
 
I have been waiting for this day! and would have missed it without your website. thank you sir!
 
I am surprised someone hasn't taken the Android app and tried to modify it and make it work with Ubuntu. Android is a flavor of linux, isn't it?
 
I tried it...it disappeared while downloading silverlight, then never came back again. I guess I'm not really in such a hurry for it anyway...I just really enjoy new things when they're available.
 
Sweet ! Hopefully they get some native support soon and it can be rolled into builds of.xbmc or at least a plugin.
Who knows... They could even bring out an API so you could possibly use voice commands or goodness knows what developers could add to it. Future is getting brighter :)
 
Seems to work on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Native support would be great, but kudos to Hoover nonetheless.
 
Amazon streaming movies NOW works on my Ubuntu!  whohoo!  Thanks!
 
For those that didn't catch my previous edit:
 
From iheartubuntu.com - "The Netflix app starts in full screen mode. You can exit out of the app completely by pressing ALT+F4. You can also press F11 to exit out of full screen mode."

I'll also add that I have to click the Min/Max button to be able to adjust the window. It retains its last window state when I re-start it.
 
I've gotten by with running windows XP in virtual box. Get full screen playback with no stuttering.
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