We will chalk up one other win for Linux customers as we speak, or a minimum of those that get pleasure from watching a little bit of on-line video, with the information that heavyweight streaming service Netflix now works on Firefox with the open supply OS (and its myriad completely different flavors).

Linux customers have really been in a position to watch Netflix for a number of years now, because the firm started the transition from Microsoft’s Silverlight to HTML5 plugin-free playback throughout a number of platforms – however provided that they had been utilizing Chrome.

And naturally Chrome isn’t everybody’s favourite browser (and Google isn’t essentially everybody’s favourite firm, both).

So the arrival of help for Firefox will likely be excellent news for a lot of – and in any case, extra selection is at all times higher.

Native HTML5 playback got here to Firefox on the Home windows platform again on the finish of 2015, by the way.


In a weblog put up, Netflix noticed: “Plugin-free playback that works seamlessly on all main platforms helps us ship compelling experiences irrespective of the way you select to look at.”

The streaming operator additional underlined that it’s trying to launch 4K video on additional platforms moreover Microsoft’s Edge browser (which gained 4K help on the finish of final 12 months), and it’s additionally “looking forward to HDR video”.

There are many goodies within the pipeline, then.

For those who’re operating Linux and need to give the brand new Netflix on Firefox expertise a attempt, it’s greatest to be sure to’re operating the most recent model of the browser (after all, it’s at all times greatest to verify of that anyway, for apparent safety causes).

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Of late, we’ve additionally been observing a formidable enhance of tempo in relation to help for main video games on Linux.

By way of: Betanews