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Monday, June 13, 2016

Web Streaming on CloudReady (Chrome) Computers

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime require extra plugins and do not automatically play in the Chromium browser on computers with CloudReady. These will work by enabling one built-in plugin called "WeDevine" and (for Netflix) installing and configuring the User Agent Switcher extension.

1. Go to Chrome://Settings, find Widevine Content Decryption Module and and click "Install" or "Check for Updates"
2. Install this extension
3. Right-click on the extension icon and choose "options"
4. In the custom user-agent list enter:
     Name: CloudReady Widevine
     String: (TIP: copy and paste this entire line!)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/52.0.2709.0 Safari/537.36 
     Group: Chrome (should fill in automatically)
     Append: Replace
     Indicator Flag: IE
5. Once all of this is filled in, click "Add"

IMPORTANT: This extension may interfere with some websites (WeVideo in particular) resulting in an "incompatible browser" message. To make sure it is only active on the pages where it is necessary:

6. Click on "Permanent Spoof list" (on left)
7. Enter the domain you wish to use (eg. netflix.com) and "add" 

Feel free to contact Mr. Hall if you need assistance with this installation.