NEKKEDflix


The Brenny | 29th Apr, 2017

Recently (over the past weeks) I had been confounding my brain about "why doesn't Netflix work on my Neverware Chromium OS?". Well, I've found and workaround and am here to show you how to save the day in front of your friends and family!

Recently (over the past weeks) I had been confounding my brain about "why doesn't Netflix work on my Neverware ClouadReady Chromium OS?". Well, I've found and workaround and am here to show you how to save the day in front of your friends and family!

  1. Ensure that you have successfully installed Crouton with xiwi, and have the Crouton Extension for Chrome.
  2. Download Chrome For Linux and save it somewhere in your ~/Downloads folder - it's a chroot thing....
  3. Open a shell in your Chromium OS, execute sudo enter-chroot, and punch in the following commands:
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable.deb # Or whichever channel you grabbed
    sudo apt-get install -f
  4. Once it's finished installing, execute: xiwi -T google-chrome-stable # You can also use -F instead to make it fullscreen
  5. It should take a lengthy time to finally open and initialise, so go sort out that popcorn you just bought.
  6. Follow any on-screen prompts and then make your way to Netflix!

This has something to do with the way that Neverware CloudReady was built. It's missing a few important features that Netflix requires to run. These features can be found in literally almost every other operating system, so there shouldn't be an issue trying to find the best Linux Distro to use. I've found that the default works perfectly.

In the end, I started considering if it's worth it or not to keep the CloudReady Chromium OS. I've run into far more issues than I have when it comes to simplicity of the OS, and to be entirely honest, I'd rather fork out the $200 for an official Chromebook, or re install a linux distro for free.

But that's just my opinion...

Oh oh...

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