Netflix does not offer an official application for Linux operating systems, but it is possible to create a browser shortcut that behaves like an improvised streaming service app. The shortcut, made by Chrome, directs the Netflix user without having to log in and without the address bar seen. From there, it is possible to transmit the video in play to other screens through the HDMI port or through the Chromecast feature of Google's browser, just like the mobile app or Windows 10 works.
Although the shortcut functionality is available in other browsers, Chrome has great support for Netflix, so it is the safest bet. If possible, install Chrome on the PC just for this function and concentrate your conventional browsing on another browser. The following tutorial was done on Elementary OS, a derivative of Ubuntu, but the instructions are valid for any other variant of the free operating system. It is worth mentioning that if you uninstall Chrome, the Netflix app will also be deleted.
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Tip allows you to create an "app" for Netflix on Linux Photo: Raissa Delphim / TechTudo
Step 1. Open the Google Chrome browser;
Find the browser among the applications installed on your computer Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 2. Navigate to the Netflix website;
Normally access the Netflix website on Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 3. It is important that you log in, that way the shortcut will have your credentials saved;
It is important that you login so that the "app" is not requiring a login and password every time you open it. Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 4. Wait for Chrome to load and make sure that you are logged into Netflix correctly;
Wait for Netflix to load completely Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 5. Click on the Chrome menu in the upper right corner and choose the More tools option to access the Create shortcut setting;
Open the Chrome menu and navigate to "Create shortcut" Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 6. Save the app with the name you want and confirm with Create. Do not forget to leave the option Open in a new window checked;
In this dialog box you will choose the name of the "app" and create it. Don't forget to mark the option! Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 7. Depending on the type of Linux distribution, the shortcut will be saved in a different place: taskbar, desktop or in the menu as in our case;
Shortcut for Netflix to be among the applications on your system Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Step 7. If you want, drag the shortcut to the taskbar so that it is available there.
Note that Netflix opens without the Chrome address bar, giving the impression of being an app Photo: Reproduo / Filipe Garrett
Ready! With this trick, you created an app for Netflix using Chrome.
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