Netflix is just recently available on Germany, so I happily created an account and when I tried to open a movie, I was welcomed with this message:

Complete System Requirements

To watch instantly, you''ll need a computer that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Internet Explorer 8 or higher; or the latest version of Firefox; or the latest version of Chrome
    • 1.2 GHz processor
    • 512 MB RAM
  • Mac
    • An Intel-based Mac with OS 10.4.11 or later
    • Safari 4 or higher; or the latest version of Firefox; or the latest version of Chrome
    • 1 GB RAM
  • Chrome OS
    • A Google Chromebook or Chromebox running Chrome OS 29 or higher

I am running Linux Mint, so this is not good for me.

I seem to have read in some pages, there are ways to circumvent these restrictions, but they are in German, and I do not speak the language that well, despite living here.

Could anyone please help me set up the system?

  • @pnuts I think this is the right place.
    – user74868
    Sep 22, 2014 at 18:03
  • If I recall, Linux support was just announced. It wouldn't surprise me at all for them to roll it out domestically first before opening it up to the world. I'll see if I can find the announcement.
    – ale
    Sep 22, 2014 at 21:02

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It doesn't look like Linux support is fully there, but it's getting close and, depending on what you're running, may already work for you.

Seen on Engadget:

watching flicks in your favorite distro (be it Ubuntu, Mint or Arch) may finally come true. Paul Adolph from Netflix posted a message to Ubuntu developers, telling them that, "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed."

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