Use Chrome, Safari, or Opera for Netflix Streaming

Here’s a quick video I put together showing how to get Safari, Opera, and Chrome working with Netflix’s instant streaming.

NOTE: If you change Chrome’s useragent in the way described, all chrome windows will have that new useragnet. This can lead to problems with some sites. I’ve only noticed Gmail not working. To fix it, remove the custom useragent, or create two seperate shortcuts to Chrome, one for Netflix and one for all other browsing.

Update: Netflix now supports Chrome

Check your useragnet string here.

  • Grandpabaxter

    Thanks dude, my Opera now works … : )

  • Matt

    Thanks! Now I don’t have to use Firefox anymore.

  • Jvtr2985

    can you do this on opera mobile?

    • http://www.ryankearney.com/ Ryan Kearney

      No, as far as I am aware opera mobile doesn’t allow you to spoof the
      user agent string. Even if you could, you would need silverlight to
      play the videos anyway.

  • Jboy_65

    outstanding work….i’m a pretty strict opera user and was a little irritated when i found out it wasn’t supported by netflix. now i’m happy….thanks

  • UbuntuAddict

    not possible on Ubuntu Opera. No Network Tab.

  • Alcy Alberto

    it says active x is disabled i have no idea how to enable it or where t get it

  • Dreww14

    I followed the steps for the Opera fix on my Mac and it worked just the same. thanks for the helpful video.

  • Sorvis_gilneas

    I have to say. I’m impressed. 100% work around for Opra. Thanks alot bro!!!

  • Capt Rand

    Just trying Safari on Vista 64x Premium. This works! Brilliant, thanks!

  • Mr Netflix

    Thanks, Netflix playing movies using Opera on Windows XP SP3. I really appreciate it.

    Take Care

  • Ronjohnston7

    I have opera and did what you said, does not work!

  • Whiteangel1853

    Thank you! I had reformatted and now cannot use Chrome. I hate IE too slow. I decided to try out Opera, imagine my surprise when I got to Netflix and find out I cannot watch anything, yet I have paid them for streaming. I used Google and searched and found you. Thank you , you answer was perfect. You Rock! 

    • http://www.ryankearney.com/ Ryan Kearney

      Glad I could help!

      Thanks for the comment.

  • Jorge

    I have Opera on W7 64 bit and this worked great.

    It would be interesting to know why netflix doesn’t allow opera when it works flawlessly.

  • Supernova_9090

    I tried doing it for chrome, but when I copied the code into “target”, it didn’t fit.

  • Greenthunderbird44

    thanks!!!

  • condact

    Thank you now opera is the best 100%

  • De

    Thanks, got it working on Opera. 

  • Spiderlockhart

    Thanks so much! You sir, are a gentleman. Mac Air and living at the Opera

  • Diego Mendes

    Thanks ^^
    Now i’m happy on Opera

  • deathwisp

    I tried to do the Opera workaround but the drop down menu already had me masked as firefox…

  • deathwisp

    I tried to do the Opera workaround but the drop down menu already had me masked as firefox…