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How To Install Silverlight on Ubuntu 14.04

This is actually an alternative to Silverlight, called Pipelight. It works for many Linux distros and browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Midori, Opera etc.Pipelight Distro Support

So, in order to install Silverlight on Ubuntu you need to add Pipelight to repository and install it. Open a terminal window and paste the following commands:

After installation you must enable Silverlight plugin by executing the following command in your terminal:

To disable Silverlight plugin run:


2 thoughts on “How To Install Silverlight on Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for the instructions. I’ve followed them to the letter, got a confirmation that the pipelight is now enabled, restarted the browser, rebooted the system, yet still cannot stream material that requires silverlight.

    Please let me know what shall I do now.


    1. To fix it type the following command in Chrome:
      Then look for Enable NPAPI settings and click Relaunch Now. This should fix the Silverlight issue.

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