Use www.horizon.tv with Pipelight/Silverlight on Linux/Ubuntu

From few days I have access to UPC’s www.horizon.tv platform – until now it was useless on Linux. But there is Pipelight that will use Wine to emulate Silverlight on Linux and it’s working pretty well – you’re just few commands away from achieving that:

# stop browser
killall firefox
# remove old version if you have it
sudo apt-get remove pipelight

Now configure repos and install packages:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
sudo pipelight-plugin --update

Enable plugin (run it with sudo for system wide installation):

pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

Start Firefox and test if plugin is working here: http://bubblemark.com/silverlight2.html

Now enter www.horizon.tv and try it yourself.

P.S.
It works only on Firefox because Chrome do not support NPAPI plugins anymore 🙁

Source:
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipelight-use-silverlight-in-your-linux.html

4 thoughts on “Use www.horizon.tv with Pipelight/Silverlight on Linux/Ubuntu”

  1. Hi,
    can you confirm that it is still working? I got Silverlight working together with widevine plugin, UPC horizon is loading but then only “blue arrow in a circle” is shown. No vide, no audio. Any idea?
    Cheers, TM

    1. This still works for me. I have to disable adblocker for horizon.tv domain but rest just works with current version of Firefox. What OS do you have?

  2. Thank you so much for this fix, tried it several ways but this was the only thing that got it working!

    Linux Lite 2.8

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