Watching Netflix movies and TV series on Mozilla Firefox shouldn’t be a problem at all, but things become a lot different when those movies and TV series are accessed on Firefox with Linux as the operating system. Netflix only works in Firefox v49 and later, so if you currently use Firefox v49, then you must know how to configure the web browser in order to watch Netflix movies and TV series.
It was only possible to watch Netflix movies on Linux using the Chrome browser. However, as of version 49, Firefox for Linux now supports playback of content with DRM, and now it is now possible to play movies from the video streaming service on the platform using the browser.
However, activation of the feature is not automatic and the Netflix website does not yet recognize the browser as compatible. See, in the tutorial below, how to configure Firefox 49 to be able to watch Netflix movies on Linux.
It is also important for you to know that you can watch Netflix movies on Linux in Firefox version greater than 49, it’s just that the things started to change with Firefox version 49. Therefore, if you are using the latest version of Firefox, which is v64, then watching Netflix movies on Linux is easily possible for you.
However, you will have to configure your Firefox in order to play Netflix movies on Linux for which, there are certain steps that you need to follow. Mentioned below are those steps that you need to follow in order to configure your Firefox to play Netflix movies on Linux.
Step 1: Click the icon in the upper right corner of Firefox. In the menu that appears, touch the “Preferences” item.
Step 2: In the preferences, click on the “Content” tab. Then check the “Play with DRM” option.
Step 3: Click inside the browser address box, type “about config” and hit enter. A message will appear warning you of the danger of messing with Firefox settings. To continue, click the “I accept the risk!” Button.
Step 4. Right-click on the inside of Firefox. In the menu that appears, touch the item “New preference” and then “String …”
Step 5. In the small window that will appear, type “general.useragent.override” and click the “OK” button.
Step 6. On the next screen, type “Linux / Chrome 53: Mozilla / 5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit / 535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome / 53.0.2785.34 Safari / 537.36” and click “OK”.
Once you perform these steps, you need to close Mozilla Firefox web browser and open it again. After that, you need to go to Netflix website, enter your login details and play any movie from the list of movies that you see in your Netflix profile. You won’t face any issue while watching your favorite movies and series. In case, you are still not able to watch your favorite Netflix movies and TV series on Mozilla Firefox that is installed on Linux OS, then you can get in touch with Netflix support providers to know as to why the issue still exists and how it can be fixed.