The objective is to prepare Ubuntu 18.04 system for watching Netflix streaming service.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
- Software: – Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
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Watching Netflix on Ubuntu is a simple task. However, simple preparation is required in order to watch Netflix using Firefox browser on Ubuntu 18.04.
Enable Digital Rights Management
First, we need to enable Digital Rights Management (DRM) content on Firefox web browser:
Install extra codecs
Depending on your Ubuntu 18.04 installation you will need to install extra codes before you are able to play Netflix on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install libavcodec-extra
After the installation you will need to re-login or reboot your Ubuntu 18.04 system to apply the changes.