If you try to watch your favorite HBO content on your Ubuntu machine, it just plain won’t work. Here is how you can watch HBO Now on Ubuntu and other distro
Pipelight is project that brings Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API. Using it, you can use services that require Silverlight, such as Netflix, in native Linux web browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Midori.
Pipelight combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover (the Netflix Desktop developer) with a new browser plugin which – unlike Netflix Desktop which requires a Windows version of Firefox to run under Wine -, lets you access services that require Microsoft Silverlight using native Linux web browsers.
This solution isn’t Wine-free because the browser plugin continues to use Wine however, this shouldn’t have a big impact on performance:
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