Previously, watching Netflix on Linux was a nightmare. If you are interested, you can read how to install Netflix on Linux, the pain in the ass way. Ever since Netflix started supporting HTML5, things got a little bit easier. If it was really that simple, you would not be reading this and there would be no need for this tutorial right?
To watch Netflix on Linux, you just need the latest stable version of Google Chrome. At the time of writing, version 39. Once you have the latest version installed, try and watch a movie on Netflix, if you’re on Ubuntu, it might just work. If you’re on Linux Mint LMDE or Debian, it will probably not. This is because for Netflix playback to work natively, you require NSS 3.17.x.
To update NSS to NSS 3.17.x, add the following repos to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis12cr main non-free
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/ mepis12cr test
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/experimental/ experimental test
Once you had added the repos, you will need to get libnss3, libnspr4 and libc6. As there are loads of backports in the mepis repo, its advisable to disable the first 2 repos. The last repo can be left enabled.
Now you should be able to watch Netflix on your LMDE or Debian machine. It didn’t work for me the after installing, I had to reboot my machine then it worked.