[ubuntu-uk] Netflix and Love Film

James Morrissey morrissey.james1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 10:49:52 UTC 2012

While its certainly true that stuff is increasingly available on
Linux, it looks like Netflix might still be some way away

This is from February:


On 23 August 2012 11:46, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23/08/12 11:39, Andy Partington wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Kind of defeats then object of running Ubuntu, if you have to install
>>> windows doesnt it......is it something that might happen in the future,
>>> or
>>> is it not going to happen.......
>> </snip>
>> It's down to the hosts though, Lovefilm and Netflix, I know on one of
>> the sites ( Lovefilm i believe ) it was one of the most requested
>> features last year to bring it to XBMC on linux but I think the
>> response was not at this time.
>> Its the main reason why I use neither of the services at the moment as
>> I solely use *nix on my media centres and thus can't use there
>> services.
>> Andy
> In my opinion we've seen a massive shift in how Linux is perceived since I
> started using it in 2006. When I first installed Feisty nothing worked, a
> week of banging my head against the screen might bring me sound and webcam,
> just look at it now. We've seen the recent work with games, the humble
> bundle, steam and carmageddon's new release being native to us too. I'd say
> it's only a matter of time before these services have to cave and come over,
> which will be a big win for us, as Andy says there are people who don't use
> them because they use Linux. I also know there are people who don't use
> Linux because they can't use them.
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