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3 years agoPublic
Today we launched HTML5 video playback for streaming content from +Netflix for the ARM-based Samsung Chromebook, so you can now enjoy your favorite Netflix shows & movies. 

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Miles France3 years ago
Is there any way to have this work in any linux distro?+57
Nick Francesco3 years ago
YAY! Thanks!+1
Is this implying that Netflix was previously useless on Samsung, arm-based ChromeBooks?+3
Kevin Partner3 years ago
+Michael-Rainabba Richardson Install the Netflix app on your Chromebook
Robert Caldecott3 years ago
Just tried it on my ARM Chromebook and it works perfectly. Time for some popcorn and House of Cards.+2
+Kevin Partner Can't because I got rid of it a while ago. Silly piece of hardware that made no sense to me as much as I tried. If my interpretation of this post was right, then it only strengthens my perspective since as a browser, it should have been capable of streaming Netflix already.
Does this work with standard Linux with chrome?+20
Gee Barger3 years ago
+Michael-Rainabba Richardson Correct, previously on the Samsung ARM Chromebook, when you tried to play a movie, you would get a message saying that they were working on a solution.  It worked fine on other Chromebooks, but there was apparently some kind of issue with the DRM and the ARM processor.  +1
Tony Man Kay Lau3 years ago
Is Netflix going to go HTML5 totally?+12
Rafael Teixeira3 years ago
+Kiefer Jackson I don't think the Linux+Chrome version has the 'certified' DRM stack needed.+4
Brent Sullivan3 years ago
+Michael-Rainabba Richardson short answer :  yes
Simon Kämpf3 years ago
Please, +Google Chrome , bring this Chrome book to Germany!!
Robert Caldecott3 years ago
+Michael-Rainabba Richardson A little unfair considering Netflix uses Silverlight on Windows to enforce DRM. Hardly something you can expect every browser to support. On Intel-based Chromebooks a special native NACI plugin was used for the DRM which wasn't built for ARM, hence support wasn't available. Now they have decided to use HTML5 for this which means it's a better fit for all browsers. I expect the delay here was a behind the scenes push to get rid of requiring any plugin at all. Whether Netflix will allow HTML5 video for other browsers/OS combinations remains to be seen. While I'm annoyed it took so long I think a HTML5 solution is better all round.+15
Claudio Adams3 years ago
Thank you 
Joshua Bakita3 years ago
I just took a look at the source, it seems that it uses html5 video. But it also for some reason needs a special DRM plugin to be enabled.+1
+Robert Caldecott Unfair? I think not. I'm not the one marketing the ChromeBook as a "Laptop for everyone that's only $250". I'm only looking to hold it to the standard Google set it to be judged by.  Even more so with the ChromeBook Pixel which costs as much as a MBP Retina 13" but is utterly crippled in comparison, in virtually EVERY way.+1
Paul George3 years ago
Won't work for me, keep getting an Unexpected error C7357 code.+3
سوف نستمتع 
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John VanRoekel3 years ago
+Joshua Bakita
Well, everybody loves DRM right?
Chris Zuber3 years ago
Does this mean silverlight is no longer a retirement? Should be able to use Netflix on other Linux machines as well then, right?+5
Anders Jansson3 years ago
Very good. Love my ARM Chromebook+1
Finally!  Thanks!!+1
Petr Tajovsky3 years ago
+Simon Kämpf +Jiri Brezina  You can order it from The only question is if Netflix would work here. I am afraid not. I think it is US only.
David Burdon3 years ago
The picture quality is poor even on the pixel, is there no HD option on a chromebook? Seems a waste of the lush screen.
Idalina Cramer3 years ago
Hi I m forever want see name is zombie dairy 2 and more news movies pls on cc caption eng. all poor old movies pls everyday one month on news movies love zombie drama action monsters horro poison humanity awful .all thank you friend.....
Jouva Moufette3 years ago
+Daniel Smith Most likely won't work. The key here is that there's a DRM plugin being included. This is something that is most likely out of Netflix's hands, as most, if not all, of their contracts would not be signed unless DRM was required. So until content makers feel that there's a secure enough DRM component that will work under Linux w/o being compromised, we won't see streaming on Linux+5
Jouva Moufette3 years ago
+Daniel Smith The plugin is probably not a regular "browser plugin" like the extensions you can download from the Chrome Web Store, but rather .dll/.so type files. So they need to be written for the specific arch and OS and possibly even distro when it comes to Linux+2
Jouva Moufette3 years ago
+Justin Welenofsky And reverse engineering it would compromise the whole project and then mean they'd probably disable the streaming until they change keys or whatnot. After all, if it gets reverse engineered to be able to play it, at that point you just save the video and audio that should be displayed to a file instead, and now you have people saving content from Netflix. Which is the whole reason they have DRM in the first place: To prevent this.
Jiri Brezina3 years ago
when will it be possible to buy the chromebook in Czech rep.?
+David Burdon I must ask, why did you buy the Pixel? Considering how much more you'd get with a MacBook Pro Retina 13" for the same price (or had you even realized that?), I don't see the logic. For the record, I'm NOT an Apple fanboy (quite the contrary, but I can't deny what the MBP has to offer), I'm a huge Google supporter, and I'm asking sincerely.
Mayte Franco3 years ago
Es truth
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Nizam Nizamfa3 years ago
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Best browser
Ben Kressel3 years ago
Oh hellz yeah!!
Jon Butler3 years ago
+Paul George I keep getting the exact same thing. :(
Ray Marley3 years ago
Good form !+1
ahmadzai majeed3 years ago
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Leif Gruenwoldt3 years ago
+Jouva Moufette You're probably right that there's some kind of shadey DRM plugin for Chrome in action here. Kind of defeats the point of Google calling it "HTML5 video playback" though...+1
Fredrik Karlsson3 years ago
The DRM plugin is actually included in the latest unstable 64bit release of chrome for linux
OK, but more importantly, does that mean that Netflix can now run on raspberry pi?+3
Kwan Lowe3 years ago
OK.. This is a big step in making it a full laptop replacement for me..
Jon Butler3 years ago
I'm chatting with Netflix online support about the C7357 error right now ... will report back shortly with what I learn.
UPDATE: The online chat person needed to dig into this "new" error code. I am expecting a callback later this afternoon/evening.
UPDATE2: Just figured out this is due to "click-to-play" being enabled for plug-ins, despite having [*.] added to my allowed exceptions list. Digging through dev tools now to find out what else needs to be added ...
Dale Cobble3 years ago
Injoy everyone it should be sweet I Cant wait to see the S-4 from samsung
Wayne Ward3 years ago
i wreckon a xbmc plugin is the way forward ;)
netflix online support, lol good luck with that+1
Kwan Lowe3 years ago
+Goo power Yah.. Netflix support is a joke. 
Prannoy Chauhan3 years ago
Good start
Gideon Gunabe3 years ago
Nice to know that SilverLight is not needed... Haha+1
Zlatko Sapranov3 years ago
Je regrette de ne pas comprendre votre langue 'et de ne pouvoire vous repondre
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-MECHAMOJI-3 years ago
Good so far.
Kendric Mercado3 years ago
Dustin Butler3 years ago
Ah, thanks!
Pizik Spaeth3 years ago
Registered for +Netflix And couldn't play on Linux. Canceled my subscription before they charged, I will not sign up again and be charged to test.
Peyton Lassiter3 years ago
Netflix support on the world's FIRST practical "zero maintenance" computer!!! Simply Amazing!!! :)+1
Tony Li3 years ago
Todd Steif3 years ago
Fanless, HDMI, USB 3.0, and 6.5 hrs battery life? Awsome! +4
David Wormley3 years ago
Aynur Mayda3 years ago
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It's about time. I hope it works.
On a unrelated note, that is a terrible cover photo.
I still like Google Chrome though.
Sha Dave3 years ago
+Nicholas Stewart what websites support HTML5?
Paul Adolph3 years ago
+Jon Butler Please see this link for the exceptions needed to allow click-to-play to work:
Zack Jenkins3 years ago
Does this mean I can use Netflix on Ubuntu with chromium? If so I will be very pleased.
Farad Khan3 years ago
Joel Janikowski3 years ago
finally!!!! Yay!!!
Paul Santos3 years ago
Its about time that bullshit is up!
This is awesome Google. Good job
so can this be use to watch it on linux using chrome+1
Mike Pagano3 years ago
Same issue here with Error C7357 with click-to-play plugins enabled and  netflix whitelisted.
Works fine with click-to-play disabled...
Benjamin Fields3 years ago
+Google Chrome. You came through on your word...this is how you inspire brand loyalty...thank you+1
Patrick Ryan3 years ago
How bout a version of Chrome that, ohh, I dunno, works on my iPad instead of crashing after 2 seconds every time? That would be cool!
David Coltri3 years ago
Cool. Bring the plugin to all versions of chrome on all platforms please and get rid of the dependence on silverlight+6
Trent Archer3 years ago
Thanks +Google Chrome
Francisco Javier3 years ago
Thanks Godgle!
emylya emy3 years ago
Multmesc mult google
Eric Richardson3 years ago
Can't wait to try it
suzi chen3 years ago
What a wonderful voice and peaceful lullaby
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Mike Pagano3 years ago
+Bob McDowell should have been working all along on the C7.
Eric Like3 years ago
Doesn't seem to work while my chromebook is offline and turned off...+1
francis graham3 years ago
Google Crome sucks
Alan Calvert3 years ago
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Jacob Driessel3 years ago
Netflix still have lame shows?
Hasan Ahmad3 years ago
What is google chromebooks best feature when google services are unavailable or no internet like a long haul flight or most travelling vehicles or inaccessibility
Matreyu Hermano3 years ago
C Lord3 years ago
Chromebook in Canada in twenty years?
Hasan Ahmad3 years ago
Oh wow. Netflix works on a web browser now ?
Matreyu Hermano3 years ago
+Hasan Ahmad I see it as Netflix is evolving with the browser.
brock Waters3 years ago
i guess so
Hasan Ahmad3 years ago
+Matreyu Hermano lol you sheep will pay for a $250 browser. Ridiculous+2
Esa Mesuron3 years ago
Gagi baru 2013
Roy McClendon3 years ago
Anand Sharma3 years ago
Based on Intel estimates 1 PetaByte of data is generated every 11 sec.
Jerome Stanford3 years ago
I have done a little research on chrome"after I finest with my research :will I benefit from it.
tony kimenyi3 years ago
Thank you guys! Great update
Woo, and I just bought the ARM Chromebook yesterday!
Joshua Hart3 years ago
All the more reason to get a Chromebook!
+Paul George I am also getting this error.  But I disabled click to play in settings and it will work after that.+1
Matt Scott3 years ago
Mine just came in the mail today.  Great timing!
Jaron Swab3 years ago
I wonder if there is a way to do this on Ubuntu 12.04
Yes!!!!! Thank you, Google! (and Netflix :P)
Aziz Sharif3 years ago
Thank you Google and Netflix :-)
I just joined youtube and am trying  to network and make friends
Joel Bowler3 years ago
Google Chrome won't open my gmail, outlook, and many Google search pages. Anyone know why?
Astral D'Mello3 years ago
How about packaging all of that into a nice little ppa, or even appending it in a new chromium build, you know for the rest of us.
Peytra Brown3 years ago
it really cool for high speed internet
Bill Tamburelli3 years ago
Make the HTML5 on YouTube. It would be much better.
Sourav Sharma3 years ago
salmin amin3 years ago
Stephen Bishop3 years ago
Now to load up those binaries for Chromium OS on the Raspberry Pi and see if I get lucky. All I want is Netflix for xbmc.
Frank Forrester3 years ago
I read this and it pissed me off.. I happened to be working on a project with several Raspberry Pi's atm and i did a quick check by changing  the user agent string in chromium on a raspberry pi to...

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; CrOS i686 9.10.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/532.5 

Then loaded nextfix (a bit slow on a 700mhz cpu) the returning error was...

Netflix Video Player Unavailable Error Code: 3 Our apologies - we cannot find the Netflix Video Player on your Chromebook. Please ensure you are not in a Guest Session, your device is not set to Developer Mode, and the Netflix plugin is enabled. If you have enabled Plug-in "Click to Play" in Content Settings, be sure to allow an exception for If this problem persists, please update your Chromebook from the "About Chrome OS" menu.

The majority of the comments here are either YIPPY NETFIX ON MY BROWSER COMPUTER! or discuss what is already well know... The MPAA has ass raped netflix users with dumbs ass DRM. As others have pointed out DRM dose not work (sim city cough cough) Camstasia for winblow$, Screenflow or QUICKTIME for OSX and Kazam for Debian will all record the screen and audio thus making it trivial to rip. The PPA mentioned for Ubuntu in the thread is nothing more than wine thus creating unnessery overhead on the computer...

CrOS is a bastardized version of linux (dosent even have a decent screen recorder) so wile +Google Chrome Developers  +Google Developers  and +Netflix  spent time developing this for there "custom linux" because they tout "open source" they actually close source it by making something that is possible on any os unavailable... open source yea right. Folks need to kno the difference between "open" and "open core"  but I digress.

This MPAA and DRM shit is just out of control and all these companies submitting suck ass to!
Stephen Bishop3 years ago
There are probabily some binaries that need to be loaded or maybe some way to fake out the plugin to think it's on a Chromebook.
I like to buy one of your computers above.
Jason Marut3 years ago
I really wish the chromebook could play minecraft. If it could, I would get one yesterday!
Lena3 years ago
Google is really brining it on in UK now. Google play gift cards and now this, yes!!
Stephen Alford3 years ago
Marcos Luparia3 years ago
Yes!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!
Marcos Luparia3 years ago
Thank You!!!
Marcos Luparia3 years ago
+Taylor Herzog  Awesome!
Randy Suarez3 years ago
finally, I've been waiting to watch netflix for so long on my samsung chromebook
Barton Janes3 years ago
How about you turn it on in Chrome so I can stream Netflix on Linux finally?+1
Sherri Johnston3 years ago
Daniel Freedman3 years ago
Workaround for Click To Play issues: Mark "Widevine HTML CDM" Always Allow in about:plugins +Mike Pagano +Paul George +Jon Butler +2
Cecilia Obina3 years ago's..good...

Derek White3 years ago
Thanks +Daniel Freedman, worked like a charm. This is why I love the Chromebook community.+1
Theresia Wynns3 years ago
Butch Kiles3 years ago
Awesome. This makes the Chromebook almost perfect !
Sam Walsh3 years ago
still not working, c7357 error on samsung arm series 3+2
Steven Tharalson3 years ago
about dang time
My comment
Mamie Laclair3 years ago
My face book
Merci google
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Give us HTML5 for all devices, and kill silverlight+3
Carlie Nielson3 years ago
i have enabled all plugins for netfilx and widevine cdm and it still wont let me use netflix, i dont know what to do? any suggestions
Lisa Atkins3 years ago
Can anyone explain things in laymans terms?  I am not a computer techi I just want to know how to speed up my videos on netflix, amazon and hulu.  They run fine for maybe the first 10 minutes or so then stop every 3-5 minutes to buffer.  The whole reason I bought the Samsung chrome was to watch videos.  Very frustrated.
Somu B K3 years ago
+Lisa Atkins
hai had your break fast
Salata Sanyo3 years ago
no one is perfect
raul crespin3 years ago
Armando Alducin
Michael DeVore3 years ago
This has been a long time coming. Thanks Netflix!!! And Microsoft has a great big failure to add it its list.
Enrique Stephern3 years ago
I would like buying your computer but i haven't corresponding money compared with the distant of country I live in.
Kristine Lowe3 years ago
Helped me Thank you...+1
Ashley Mitchell3 years ago
Samsung chromebook
Scott Macaskill3 years ago
The Netflix toolbar at the bottom of the screen in player mode doesn't work on my Chromebook, is this a known problem? I am trying to turn on subtitles, is there a keyboard shortcut for this?+1
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Salata Sanyo3 years ago
hi brother hw r u ?
waqas jadoon3 years ago
Xxnx com
Luis Chacon3 years ago
Haykel Belghith3 years ago