Not being an American I’m not quite aware of how big Netflix – the on-demand video streaming service – is.

What I am aware of, however, is that many users have longed for a way to use the service in Linux.


Google, it appears, are to sate that desire with the inclusion of an HTML5-based Netflix plugin in Chrome OS and Google Chrome, the latter of which will bring Netflix officially to Linux for the first time.

The move isn’t that unexpected however. Netflix previously announced work on HTML5 support back in December 2010

And back in February of this year Netflix told users of Google’s Chrome OS-based ‘CR-48’ netbook that they were “…working with Google to ensure that Chrome Notebook users can instantly watch TV shows and movies from Netflix.” adding that details would be announced in the ‘coming months’.


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