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