Google Adds Netflix to Samsung Chromebook

There’s exciting news for owners of Google’s $249 Samsung Chromebook–Netflix has finally arrived thanks to an HTML compatibility fix. According to Google, the solution was an agreement between Netflix and Microsoft despite initial reasoning being noted as a hardware issue.

Owners of the Google OS platform device have been plagued without the popular streaming service Netflix since its debut to market five months ago. The ARM-based processor, which is different than the usual Intel x86 included in Chromebooks, was said to make Netflix and some other streaming services incompatible. Fortunately, owners of the Samsung Chromebook can now resume their House of Cards binge with ease.

To other fellow Samsung Chromebook owners, we suggest resuming your Sherlock marathon ASAP or reading the Google Groups post below for further explanation:

If you have a new Samsung Chromebook, start popping the popcorn and select your favorite movie from your Netflix queue, because you’re ready to start streaming!

Our team has collaborated with Microsoft and Netflix to allow you to stream your favorite content via HTML5.

What does this mean for you? You can now stream Netflix titles to your Samsung Chromebook with no need to install extra apps or plugins– it just works.

Here’s what you need to do to start enjoying your favorite TV show or movie from Netflix:

  • Ensure that you have an active account from Netflix
  • Login to Netflix
  • Select your favorite TV show or movie and start streaming

Source: Google
Via: Gigaom