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Install Netflix on Arch Linux

Netflix is a well known internet streaming service. There are 2 ways of installing Netflix on Arch Linux, one of them is using Pipelight for native use and the other one is using wine.

The method that we are gonna use its the one based on wine, for this purpose we are gonna use the AUR helper packer.

First of all we are going to install packer

To install Packer:

Open up your terminal:

# pacman -S base-devel fakeroot jshon expac git bash curl grep sed
# wget "https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packer/PKGBUILD"
$ makepkg
# pacman -U packer-*tar.xz

and now lets install the package netflix-desktop with packer

$ packer -S netflix-desktop

After installation is done, you can open it with “netflix-desktop”, select Netflix and log onto your account and have fun.

Warning: This will download source and compile the package netflix-desktop, it has a lot of dependencies.

The compiling time will vary depending on your hardware but it will take around 1-2 hours.

Notes: # means run as root, $ means runs as user on the terminal emulator.

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