Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

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HarveyCremin
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Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby HarveyCremin » 17 Oct 2019 11:50

Hi Friends,

It's been a few days I am struggling to the Netflix going on Firefox. It just does not work. And no error codes too. Has anyone faced similar issues?

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patzy
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Re: Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby patzy » 17 Oct 2019 21:32

I have found Firefox to be pretty unreliable when it comes to running netflix. Sometimes an update will work and another won't. When it works it is slow.

I can't get it to work at all on Waterfox! :(

Unfortunately, the only browser that works every time for me is Google Chrome which I keep just for netflx. :cry:

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ilu
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Re: Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby ilu » 18 Oct 2019 02:51

There's chromium too. You'll need to extract the widevine component from chrome though.

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Re: Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby pitfd » 18 Oct 2019 10:56

as a temporary fix: why not install Kodi and use your device as a media center
(will extract widevine component for you)?

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HarveyCremin
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Re: Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby HarveyCremin » 18 Oct 2019 13:09

Thanks a lot Guys. For the moment I was able to fix the issue from here. It was a DRM problem.

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Re: Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Oct 2019 16:26

In your Firefox profile directory, create a file called user.js with the following content:

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// Set variables for Netflix
pref("media.eme.enabled", true);
pref("media.gmp-widevinecdm.enabled", true);
pref("media.gmp-gmpopenh264.enabled", true); 


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Re: Not Able To Start Netflix On Firefox

Postby Typhoon_MkII » 23 Oct 2019 13:53

Oh, thanks, that's awesome! Using Netflix on Firefox was quite the hassle for me as well... Now it works fine.


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