How to: Watching Netflix on Chromium

I’m sorry but this “hack” currently doesn’t work 🙁


I tried to watch Netflix on Ubuntu using Chromium, but when i clicked on a movie, i just ended up on an error page.

I figured out that the problem was  the user-agent header, the browser told Netflix, that i was using Chromium and then Netflix thinks the browser doesn’t work and redirects to the error page.

To fix the problem you need to install an extension to Chromium named “Modify Headers for Google Chrome”, You can install it from here.

Once installed click on the head with the gears in the top right corner.

Then click on the blue plus in the corner and set the following values.

Action: Modify

Name: User-Agent

Value: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/47.0.2526.111 Safari/537.36

Now click on the green save button, then click on the red power button, then the green play button in the top left corner, now it should look like this:

Now go to Netflix and have fun!

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2 thoughts on “How to: Watching Netflix on Chromium

  1. Hello

    I just tried this but it didn’t work. I am getting this error “Your Netflix session expired. Please sign out and sign in again to play this title.”

    At first I thought it was my netflix account but then I tried it somewhere else and it did work.

    Right now I am using Chromium 48.0.2564.116 on Ubuntu 15.10.

    I was wondering if this was still working for you?



    1. It seems like it’s not working any longer. I tried deleting all cookies and trying again, then the session expired error got replaced by error M7121 🙁


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