Google Chrome Netflix “instant watch” fix
Oh Yeah.. Out comes a sleek looking web Browser from, Chrome Looks very simplistic yet does everything we are used to from the un-tuned firefox.
This is a nice array of very easy to use integrated apps from google (bow to the allmighty), The only thing I could find so far is that Netflix don’t want you to use it.
It seems by ID-ing your browser alone they throw you a message that your using an incompatiable browser. Ok there maybe some problems on a string of machines in a certain OS. Although I’ve been using it for a while now on Vista 32 and 64 without a single proble.
To enable Chrome to view Netflix instant watch streaming simply create a shortcut to google chrome. Then open the properties and add
–user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.19
after the Chrome.exe in the target area, It should work for now. Maybe they’ll come up with a more sophisticated way of blocking chrome in the future. Untill then enjoy and leave feedback if it doesn’t work for your config.. Cheers,
[…] I didn’t care much when I first heard about Google Chrome. I never went for firefox, either. BUT when i heard this morning on NPR that Google is launching an OS called Google Chrome OS, I got interested. But for me the LInux Killer was firefox’s incompatability with Netflix, so I looked into this before I even started googling Google Chrome. The following is a workaround that I plan on trying, original cred here. […]