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Chrome OS finally gets Netflix streaming access

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Aug 2011 0:13 User comments (2)

Chrome OS finally gets Netflix streaming access Google promised the feature at the I/O event three months ago and it has delivered.
The search giant has confirmed today that Chromebooks, (the Samsung Series 5, Acer AC700 and CR-48) will finally have Netflix streaming access, a feature that was one of the most requested since the beta CR-48 devices were sent out to testers.

Because Chrome OS does not have native support for Microsoft's Silverlight in-browser plug-in, Netflix just did not work on the devices.

Upgrading to the latest Chrome OS update will give you access to Netflix streaming, says Chrome OS Community Manager Melissa Daniels.

One note for CR-48 owners, you cannot watch HD films, only low-res. This has been verified by me.

For more info here: Using Netflix

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2 user comments

110.8.2011 13:44

OH BOY!!! Seriously what doesn't get Netflix now? Not that I have any more desire to use it anyway...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

210.8.2011 14:33

This is very, very good. My CR-48 has a purpose, now!


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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