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Using Netflix with Chromium

First a word of precaution. To watch Netflix in Chromium it's required the Widevine Content Decryption Module plugin, which is only found in chrome and it's not open source. So the idea is that in a free world, we don't deserve to watch Netflix (you know, the people of the free world must be thieves if they want to know how the things work); you should use chrome instead, where non-free plugins live.

  1. Install chromium:
    sudo xbps-install chromium
  2. Go to https://www.google.com/chrome and download the .deb version (for Debian/Ubuntu).
  3. Unpack the .deb file:
    ar vx google-chrome*.deb
  4. Extract chrome:
    tar -xf data.tar.xz
  5. Copy the files for the plugin:
    sudo cp opt/google/chrome/libwidevinecdm{,adapter}.so /usr/lib/chromium/
  6. Clean all the mess:
    rm -fr debian-binary control.tar.gz data.tar.xz opt google-chrome*.deb

And it's ready. Just open chromium and watch netflix.com.