Watch live CNN in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu on my computer, at work and at home. Sometimes I like to watch live TV channels like History or CNN on my browser, but in Ubuntu it was a no no when I tried it. But after a couple of minutes of googling I was able to get it running. here is what you need to do to watch live channels like CNN, History, and Amazon videos online . please keep in mind that this instructions will only work on Firefox, it won’t work on Google Chrome, and I haven’t try in any other browser so I don’t know.

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First you need to install Flash. In Ubuntu just install the entire proprietary media codecs, flash and Microsoft fonts by typing this on terminal sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras accept all the agreements that come up.

I don’t know if installing Java is necessary, but install it just in case you need it  by typing these commands one by one in terminal:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

 

 

after you install Java, install Hal. I don’t know what Hal is or what it does, but I imagine it is a content protection tool. install it by typing this commands in terminal one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install hal

 

I only tried this on Ubuntu 14.04, I don’t know if if it will work on earlier releases like Ubuntu 14.10 or 15.04 and 15.10…

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this should work for other online media content live Amazon Videos, History Channel, etc. let me know if you can’t get it working!

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