sniper695 wrote:OK, so I understand is the netflix issue a pi issue or a linux issue?
It's a netflix.com issue because they don't want to support anything other than Google Chrome on Linux.
You can bypass this if you use pipelight, I've got netflix working great on my Linux Mint laptop in firefox... however that doesn't help with the Pi.
But Dougie is right, it's a netflix.com issue and their DRM security. Basically, like all DRM, they punish their paying customers and those who are going to pirate use other means to bypass the DRM. (Not that I have strong feelings about the subject)
I purchased playon many, many years ago and every couple of years I upgrade to the latest version to see how it works. The long and short is I've never been impressed with it. Even running on, what were then, powerhouse PCs I've found the video to be choppy or poorly transcoded, the interface lacking, and the whole thing largely underwhelming for all but the most basic of tasks. Others might have had better results, and maybe I'm just configuring it wrong, but to me it's always come up short. If Netflix is your only hold up, you'd be better of using some other method, I'd sooner use a Wii if you had something like that available to you.