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Hey guys , I was thinking about installing ubuntu. Now I know that boxee software can install into ubuntu, and that boxee has a netflix app , so yeah the ...
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    Can you use netflix with the boxee app?


    Hey guys , I was thinking about installing ubuntu. Now I know that boxee software can install into ubuntu, and that boxee has a netflix app ,

    so yeah the question is will I be able to stream netflix through ubuntu/boxee?

    Thank you.

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    I've not tried it, but Boxee is Netflix supported as of mid-March.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    So it works?

    This is a pretty big deal for linux then right?

    If anyone running boxee on ubuntu could confirm this I would appreciate it much as I am sure many others would.

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    I believe Netflix is only available on the Boxee Box unit made by D-Link that uses the Boxee interface for the GUI.

    For the version of Boxee that runs on your home pc?
    Nope. May never see it.
    They use Silverlight plugin to DRM protect the video stream.

    No! That plugin does not work the same way in Linux.

    There are home media boxes available for under $100 that provide both Netflix support and the ability to stream movies to the TV from your pc's hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaZMAniac View Post
    I believe Netflix is only available on the Boxee Box unit made by D-Link that uses the Boxee interface for the GUI.

    For the version of Boxee that runs on your home pc?
    Nope. May never see it.
    They use Silverlight plugin to DRM protect the video stream.

    No! That plugin does not work the same way in Linux.

    There are home media boxes available for under $100 that provide both Netflix support and the ability to stream movies to the TV from your pc's hard drive.
    I will never buy a dedicated device to run netflix. I dont like being herded. F netflix and F microsoft.

    netflix streaming selection is quite horrible as well.

    Vudu kicks the crap out of it.

    Also guys like zediva coming out, putting pressure on those sh*tbags and their monopoly.

    F netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaZMAniac View Post
    No! That plugin does not work the same way in Linux.
    Well that stinks.

    Thanks for the heads up, though, Taz.
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    those are interesting alternatives, but they don't have as much of a selection for streaming as netflix from what I can see, due to the fact that they're limited to movies only

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    Why not just use the netflix website. That's what I do (Opera run on Ubuntu). I guess I'm missing something.

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