Netflix on Linux? Hell yes!

Okay, so it isn't quite a native solution, but there is now a workaround that allows you to watch Netflix and other Silverlight content on Linux.

Having done this myself this morning, I can confirm it works on Ubuntu 12.04.

So, here it is:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi

Once you've agreed to everything and completed the installation run:

pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

Then you should be all ready to go. Fire up your browser and enjoy. I would advise that you also install a user agent switcher on your browser to spoof the fact that you're not on Windows.