The objective of this guide is to prepare the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system for watching Netflix streaming service.

In this tutorial you will learn:
Watching Netflix on Ubuntu 20.04
Watching Netflix on Ubuntu 20.04

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Watch Netflix on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions


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Netflix on Firefox

  1. First step is to install FFmpeg extra codes library by using the following command:
    $ sudo apt install libavcodec-extra
    
    Whoops, something went wrong...Netflix Video Player unavailable. Error code: F7355
    The Whoops, something went wrong...Netflix Video Player unavailable. Error code: F7355-error message is a result of the FFmpeg library absence. Make sure you have executed the above command to install the libavcodec-extra package.
  2. Next, we need to enable DRM on our Firefox browser.

    After login to your Netflix account Firefox may automatically prompt you to enable DRM
    After login to your Netflix account Firefox may automatically prompt you to enable DRM.
    Alternatively, enable DRM content manually via Firefox settings
    Alternatively, enable DRM content manually via Firefox settings
  3. All ready. Your are now ready to Watch Netflix on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.


Netflix on Google Chrome

Watching Netflix on Google Chrome browser does not require any special treatment. Simply open the browser, login and start watching.
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