While attempting to use Netflix in Google Chrome within Microsoft Windows 8, I was prompted with a message that said “To continue, you’ll need the Netflix app for Windows 8”. I found this ridiculous. I don’t want the app. I want Netflix to play movies just as it used to. Fortunately, this was only a hiccup, and I was able to solve the issue instantly.
Fix 1 – Install Agent Switcher
Make Netflix think that you are using a different browser to work around this issue.
- Download and install the User-AgentSwitcher plugin for Chrome.
- Select the globe icon located at the upper-right corner of the screen, then choose a non-Chrom user agent such as “Firefox on Windows”.
Fix 2 – Switch Flash Version
This has been reported to work by a few
- In Chrome, type “about:plugins” in the address bar, then press “Enter“.
- Enable the integrated version of Flash (the one that says pepflashplayer.dll).
- Disable the Macromedia version of Flash. Your Plug-ins screen should look like the screen below.