Google bringing Netflix to Chrome, Chrome OS, and Linux via HTML5

Following up on reports that Netflix would eventually use HTML5 for instant streaming of their movies rather than Microsoft’s Silverlight, a chromium.org post (which is now password protected) recently revealed that a new version of Netflix utilizing the tech should be available for the next generation of Chrome OS devices. The server-side technology will ensure the most up-to-date software is being experienced by users on devices that don’t have the ability to install client applications. A Chrome plugin would also enable Linux desk/laptop users to stream Netflix–a long-standing complaint of American Linux fans.

Tomorrow’s Google I/O sessions might reveal an instant competitor for the just announced Google Movies. At least that’s what hordes of Linux users are hoping for.

Via OMG! Ubuntu

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