There is some hope for Samsung chromebook users who may have to wait before they can view Netflix’s streaming video. This chromebook is priced reasonably at $249 which makes it one of the affordable models.
So far Samsung chromebook users have not been able to view Netflix streaming video. This low cost chromebook uses ARM processor and Google’s chrome operating system.
X86 computers have no problem with web apps as web is available on all platforms. Web apps should be compatible with devices having browsers- tablets, pcs and mobile devices.
Netfix, the video streaming service provider, has used a technology that does not work on Samsung’s ARM processor. It uses Google’s Native client for giving its video streaming service to Google’s chrome OS and chrome browser.
NaCl has been used for all computers with x86 chips. Unfortunately, it does not support Samsung’s ARM processor.
This gives Google some work to do. It will have to come out with a code that will work for all processors. It is has to upgrade its NaCl code.
This new code is to be named Portable Native Client or PNaCl and will be available for both x86 and ARM processors. Then, this software will work on all smartphones, pcs and tablets.
You will have to wait for some time to know whether Netflix will work on both NaCl and PNaCl on ARM processors. If it does, Samsung chromebook users will be able to view Netfix’s streaming videos and other NaCl apps. Until then it is an uncertain wait.