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.
Via OMG! Ubuntu