Netflix on Firefox 49 (Fedora 24) not working

asked 2016-10-10 11:59:26 -0500

VladBot9000 gravatar image

Hi all,

I was under the impression that Netflix should now work with Firefox 49 since they enabled the EME module similar to Google Chrome. After installing Fedora 24 and running "dnf update" it upgraded my FF from 47->49. When I went to Netflix's site, Firefox had a blue bar at the top asking me to download a DRM module. I said okay. I reloaded firefox, however when I try to click on a video it's asking me to install MS Silverlight still. Am I missing a step? Is this still not functional?


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Although this should be possible ( ) I have experienced same issues with playing videos on netflix as you did. This could be related to "Support depends on the services as well though, and it is possible that Linux users won't be able to stream videos on Netflix or Amazon Video right after the release of Firefox 49. This should work however by manipulating the user agent of the browser to Chrome for the time being." though...

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2016-10-12 08:52:44 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the reply! So I tried a user agent switcher without much luck though the error was different. Instead of asking me to install MS Silverlight, when I tried user agents for Either a version of Chrome or Firefox for Windows or Chrome on Linux I'd get an error Oops something went wrong. Please make sure you're using an official version of FF or Chrome.

Seems like there's something going on with the DRM module that's narc'ing to netflix the actual browser I'm using and that it's not running on what I'm telling it it's running on.

VladBot9000 gravatar imageVladBot9000 ( 2016-10-12 21:38:04 -0500 )edit