An Electron Based Web Video Services Player. Supporting Netflix, Youtube, Twitch, Floatplane, Hulu And More
v3.0.0beta which can be found here
An Electron Based Web Video Services Player. Supporting Netflix, Youtube, Twitch, Floatplane, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video And More. This is the successor to Netflix-Desktop.
The apps main menu interface
People using this app should be aware of its difficultly to maintain due to the requirement of Widevine. Widevine is a DRM plugin created by Google and it is used by Netflix, Hulu and many other streaming services. Widevine has already caused an outright fail of Netflix within this app and the only solution I could find ended up with the app having multiple
package.jsonfiles one for each os. They also each use different versions of Electron. The Mac version is using the older version of Electron and it is locked on a version which was published on the 5th of June 2019. Unless a fix presents itself this app will be discontinued in its current form when Netflix stop working on Mac. I have no clue when that will be but my guess is 1-2 years because I am sadly not expecting any working solutions to come foward. The only other possible solution is obtaining a Widevine signing certificate from Google. Which is not possible due to this being a "small" open source project. I may also copy metastream and move the app to a browser based PWA instead of fully discontinuing it. A good article about this issue can be read here.
This application has analytics built in which is used to help the developers make a better product. Simple Analytics was chosen due to their strong views on keeping users private. They are also GDPR, CCPA, & PECR compliant. The data collected by the app can be viewed by anyone here.
Please note Windows is currently only partially supported, as it doesn't support the Widevine package I am using. I am working on fixing this. Its progress can be loosely tracked in issue #2 and issue #35
Download the DMG Installer from the Github Releases here.
You can install ElectronPlayer with a snap. This is recommended method of installation for Linux as automatic updates will occur.
snap install electronplayer
Download the AppImage from the Github Releases here.
There is an unofficial package on the Arch Linux User Repository provided by @Scrumplex.
A huge thanks to the following people for contributing and helping shape this project.
Sorry in advance that build system currently to get the app working is a mess and requires multiple package.json's this will hopefully be fixed in the future. Please contact me if you need help.
git clone https://github.com/oscartbeaumont/ElectronPlayer.git cd ElectronPlayer/
ln -s package.linux.json package.json
ln -s package.mac.json package.json
npm install npm start