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  1. gamoses's Avatar
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    i keep reading speculation about a Netflix app for webOS and how essential that is...
    will Netflix not just run in a web browser? when i watch it on my laptop, i don't need a special app.
    and yeah, obviously i'm missing something, i'm just curious what it is :-)
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    as far as I know, you need Silverlight installed to run it under OS X or Win. Are you sure you don't have that installed?
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    netflix doesn't support mobile browsers.

    the web UI is also difficult to interact on touch surface.
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    and having netflix makes for a sense of legitimacy for the platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grappler View Post
    as far as I know, you need Silverlight installed to run it under OS X or Win. Are you sure you don't have that installed?
    It does require Silverlight (I don't know about mobile OS's), and it is a hassle on Macs. About every 2 months, I get an error. The solution is to trash Silverlight & reinstall it. This only seems to be a problem on Macs so the OP could feel as though it is seemless on his PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamoses View Post
    i keep reading speculation about a Netflix app for webOS and how essential that is...
    will Netflix not just run in a web browser? when i watch it on my laptop, i don't need a special app.
    and yeah, obviously i'm missing something, i'm just curious what it is :-)
    I'm going to assume you have Windows. Unless you specifially told it not to install, you have Silverlight on your system. That's what Netflix uses.
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    you can watch netflix via citrix, so in essence there is netflix for webos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by champiful View Post
    you can watch netflix via citrix, so in essence there is netflix for webos.
    Netfilx runs a Citrix server so you can use their service? That's interesting.

    I would think that Netflix, as is almost all streaming media, would make for a pretty poor experience over Citrix. I've tried to watch streaming media over a Citrix session, and it's not good.
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    thanks for the answer! :-)
    i guess i've had Netflix for so long that i can't even remember installing anything

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