Introduction: Netflix on a Pi2 (no Sound Though)

Hi everyone! there are many tutorials online for getting Netflix on the raspberry Pi2. However, most of them are outdated and not very clear. So, I'm here to show you my favorite way of getting Netflix on the raspberry pi. The pi works great for most videos, except for very fast action ones :) . then it gets a little choppy. Unfortunately, there is one downside. That is, there is no sound. If someone finds a way to fix this, please post it in the comments!

For this tutorial, I am using Q4os, but Raspbian should work too.

Step 1: Netflix on Pi2 (continued)

so, first off, we need to get chromium on the pi. For this, click on the link below and copy the commands into the terminal.
here is the link

secondly, we need to get an arm-based Chromebook recovery image.

copy this into the pi's terminal:

wget https://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chromeos/recovery...

next, unzip it with:

unzip chromeos_7834.60.0_daisy_recovery_stable-channel_snow-mp-v3.bin (note: this takes several minutes)

then:

mkdir /tmp/chromeos

now we need to get kpartx:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kpartx

Step 2: Netflix on Pi2 (continued)

now, we put kpartx to work:

sudo kpartx -av chromeos_7834.60.0_daisy_recovery_stable-channel_snow-mp-v3.bin

then:

sudo mount -o loop,ro /dev/mapper/loop0p3 /tmp/chromeos/

and:

cd /tmp/chromeos/opt/google/chrome/

lastly:

sudo cp libwidevinecdm* /usr/lib/chromium-browser/

Step 3: Netflix on Pi2 (continued)

finally, open up the chromium browser on your pi, and enter this URL:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-age...

select "add to chrome".

when the message box pops up at the top of the screen, click "add extension".

when the little masked man appears in the right-hand corner of the screen, right-click on it and select "options" .

when the window opens, enter this under the heading "new user agent string":

chromium-browser --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS armv7l 6946.86.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.102 Safari/537.36"

Enter the name as Netflix, the group as chrome, and the indicator flag as 1. then select add.

Restart chromium. when chromium re-opens, click on the masked man and select chrome, then Netflix

go to www.netflix.com and enjoy!

p.s. let me know in the comments if there is a problem with the instructable.

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tomatoskins made it! (author)2017-02-08

What a fun idea!

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