Download The Script That Will Let You Watch Netflix in Vivaldi Web Browser

Netflix running in Google Chrome on Linux

Are you one of us who are on the team of “wanting to watch Netflix on any Chromium-based web browser on Linux without installing Google Chrome” ? be happy with us then, because there is a new handy script that can let you do just that.

Vivaldi’s Ruarí Ødegaard has put together a nifty petite script that downloads the latest Google Chrome RPM, extracts the Widevine DRM doo-dah required by Netflix (along with some other streaming services) to decode playback.

Ruarí tweeted that “We have a symlink pointing to Chrome’s Widevine component, so Netflix works with Chrome and chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra installed…”

He added that It occurred to him that not everybody might want Chrome installed on their systems so he

“knocked this up quickly to extract just this one component.”

We wouldn’t pretend that this solution will suit the needs of everyone, especially since users will, after all, be using a DRM plugin, but it does offer a choice for those who don’t want to install an entire browser on their system.

If you head over to Ruarí’s GitHub you’ll find the bash script there. And if you would like it to play nice with Opera, Chromium and others, all you will need to do is edit a few lines in the script before running it (see the Gist summary for more) and it should work just as it does for Vivaldi.

Get ‘latest-widevine.sh’ Script here on Github and don’t forget to let us know about your experience in the comments section down below.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
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