Netflix support coming to ARM-based Chromebooks

Samsung's ARM-based Chromebook

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Those who’ve bought the low-cost Samsung Chromebook will be able to watch Netflix streaming video — at some point.

“We are collaborating with Google on a solution for ARM-based Chromebooks,” said Netflix spokesman Joris Evers last night.

He didn’t share details on the company’s schedule or its technical approach to bringing its service to Chrome OS, Google’s browser-based operating system.

Most Web apps work just fine on the $249 Samsung Chromebook even though it has a Samsung ARM processor rather than an x86 chip found in all other computers running Google’s Chrome OS. That’s because the Web is inherently a cross-platform medium — Web sites, at least in principle, work on any PC, smartphone, or tablet with a browser.

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