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Netflix Android Application Pulled from LG Revolution System Dump

The Netflix app has been pulled out of an LG Revolution system dump and should install on almost any device.  It definitely doesn’t let you stream movies at this time, but you can login and check your instant queue.  Once you press “Play” though, it switches to landscape and then returns back to your main screen.  And yes, it’ll install on the XOOM.  We’re hoping that it just needs the Netflix team to press the “Go” button for it to work.

Download:  Netflix.apk [mirror]

Install just as you would any other application.

Cheers Mr. Tato!

  • It’ll install on the XOOM.  We’re hoping that it just needs the Netflix team

  • Robsbot

    No good. Installed on rooted droid X, application works, AND IT EVEN STARTS TO STREAM THE MOVIE! I can tell because if I go into my queue it asks if I want to continue watching futurama. The issue is it detects your phone model and denies you once the movie / show starts. Somebody crack this ASAP.

  • Morlince

    Tried this app on my new Thunderbolt hoping the snapdragon would help it out… doesnt just return to the original screen says that it cant reach Netflix servers.

  • deep

    SPARTACUS!!!!!! is da Sh!t

  • Anonymous

    Downloaded on my DX but after Netflix load screen the whole screen is just white. Gonna try to uninstall and re install.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only person whos Droid opens the app and right after the Netflix red screen goes away it goes straight to a blinding white screen and stays there til i hit home?

    • Mihawkfan94

      Mine to

    • Ihawkfan94

      Mine to

  • Lorenzokellogg

    Well the videos. Not playing. So I assume this is coded for the snapdrag…..Dx apex rom

  • Discwog

    How the typical reader reads a post on droid-life.com

    Netflix … pulled …(from) LG Revolution sys… dump … install on … any device. ..stream movies…press “Play”…And yes, it’ll install…work.

    Download: Netflix.apk

    Install … any … application.
    Cheers Mr….

  • Cavillis

    can we PLEASE use some torrents instead of megafire/upload?

    at least as an option! 🙁

  • Sean27030

    I still don’t get the DRM argument… the DX came with a Blockbuster App.. and you can bet your bottom those vids were digitally protected… all be it that yes.. the app was atrocious, the cost of each vid was highway robery and the quality was that akin to verizon vcast clips when they first started up… so why netflix can’t get his working is beyond me.. the ipnoney is less capable from a hardware aspect but it can handle it…

  • MikeC

    This is a nice teaser, but I can’t wait to be able to stream videos like I can on my iPhone 4 Netflix App! It looks the same, but when you hit resume or play it goes to a loading screen, then it it just comes back to the main screen, I assume this is a beta or something in development.

  • Bones72

    I installed and took a look at it. Meh. If I can’t watch videos, it not offering any features that I need. The NetQ app gives me many more features for managing my account.

  • Jpv90

    Hi!! I was able to install it by the terminal, no rooting needed, just open in ur mac or pc and use de Android Developers kid => Adb install /location/Netflix.apk and done. But,I get this error: “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problems persists please visit netflic.com. (1011)”

    Help plz!

  • The specific error for anyone trouble shooting is this.

    “Sorry we could not reach the netflix service, Please try again later. If the problem persist please visit netflix.com (1005)”

  • Working on my droid inc… although when you play a movie it does get an error saying it could not reach the netflix service. I can however get to my account and browse around just fine with no issues.

  • Anonymous

    won’t netflix be on the thunderbolt?

  • Anonymous

    won’t netflix be on the thunderbolt?

  • It may not play videos quite yet but I love having an official app to manage my queue when away from home!

  • Rsvoboda72

    Ive been watching netflix on my droid for over a year, using a work around way and I love it. I never have any problems and its clear as day.

    • go on…

      • jimcapraro

        Are u using slingbox/slingplayer with xbox and xbox gold membership to stream netflix?

        • Unreadhyperion

          PlayOn is a good work around.

        • Rsvoboda72

          I am not using xbox through slingbox cause i use an HDMI cable with my xbox and you cant do it with slingbox yet

    • Rodys7

      explain work around

    • Rsvoboda72

      Ok I started with Slingbox cause watching tv on my x is awesome when your out, especially for sports. Then i put all my kids movies on a hard drive to preserve them and if you get the WDHDTV Live you can watch any videos you have on a hard drive on your tv. If you get the Slingbox pro you can connect the WDHDTV box to the slingbox. So now you can switch between tv and any video you have saved on your hard drive. Now the most important thing is if you get the wdhdtv LIVE it does netflix so now you can watch it on your phone. Its a pricey way of doing it slingbox=$200, wdhdtv live=$100, hard drive=$50 but when your done you turned your phone into an insane multi media phone.

  • “Netflix is using the Tegra 2 development platform to bring the Netflix experience to Android super phones and tablets. We’re working closely with NVIDIA to ensure Netflix takes full advantage of Tegra’s outstanding acceleration and security capabilities.” — Greg Peters, Vice President, Product Development at Netflix

    Source: Nvidia’s Blog – http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=A0D622CE9F579F09&version=live&prid=704926&releasejsp=release_157&xhtml=true

  • i almost had an orgasmic experience when i read the title

  • Kent Adams

    app installed on droid X just fine but…. like everyone else will not load videos – do we need to activate the droid x with Netflix – if so how?

  • Kent Adams

    app installed on droid X just fine but…. like everyone else will not load videos – do we need to activate the droid x with Netflix – if so how?

    • Nxus1ne

      did you even read the blog post?

  • Kent Adams

    are we just waiting for an activation code?

  • Buckgrad

    Looks like my Droid X is one of the ones it won’t install on. Download is not supported on this device.

  • Mike

    Who else read the headline and got excited and then started to read the article and got extremely disapointed?

  • It probably has to do with device permissions rather than processor type, I see no reason why any modern android device would not stream video. Maybe there’s a way to spoof the user agent?

  • Ultim8gamr

    App works as article states that it goes back to menu when you try to play on my D2G. Transitions seem slow, no doubt because it was designed for different processor. Can’t wait till video plays

  • STiK

    DRM??? lol

    • Anonymous

      digital rights managment. Makin sure people don’t steal shtuff.

  • Ray

    man i almost thought this was the best news of the day…but it doesnt play so it does everything i can do from my browser.

  • I almost had a DROIDgasm

  • mawith2ts

    I have noticed that if I try to “resume” the last played video that the app will get stuck on the loading screen and act as if it’s going to load something up rather than reverting back to the home page. I have a pretty weak signal at my current location so maybe someone with a better wifi signal could try this to see if it ever loads a video.

  • Alvinm 77

    Cant wait for this to work. Love Netflix on my little bro’s WP7 HTC Surround. This would make my Thunderbolt or epic!

  • Anonymous

    I love how Netflix’s biggest concern with developing an Android app was piracy/security issues, and the first thing that happens is the app is pulled from a system dump and distributed to all! Not saying I disagree, I just think it’s kind of funny. Hopefully it is just a magic “go” switch and not something related to needing a special Qualcomm processor or anything.

  • :-/

  • Did anyone that post read the damn article?

    • Anonymous

      People subscribe to Playboy for the articles and come to Droid Life for the pictures. 😛

    • Jeff23

      morons

    • My question is .. being that Netflix was designed for the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, does the Incredible have a shot at “more easily pass(ing) through the approval process required for Netflix certification”?

  • masterodst

    The app gets out but won’t play videos… 🙁 My account shows: “Android Mobile (Obsolete)
    Device ID number”. The Device ID number shows DX. We are getting close!

  • The app itself works on my Droid 1 (Gingerbread), however as expected, streaming does not work.

  • Anonymous

    holy crap, this is so awesome. i seriously hope this gets fixed someone soon. i’ll be glued to the xda forum from here on out. thank you so much for letting us know, kellen!

  • While i still can’t watch video on my Droid Incredible. Its not doing the same thing as my XOOM. It is giving me a can’t reach Netflix error. Not just going back to the home screen like the XOOM. http://goo.gl/UX5PP

    Seems like a good sign.

    • Milhouse V H

      I get the same error on my phone (also the Droid Incredible).

  • Installed on my Xoom – app opens – vids will not play 🙁

  • I’m gonna download this just in case, but I don’t see it ever streaming on my device. I already have a fairly capable queue manager in QueueMan.

  • DroidzFX

    Netflix already works on all devices. Go get PLAYON!! If you want it that bad fork up the 80$ lifetime license. You also get access to HULU and other sites. Hard to argue its not worth the money if your in to that kind of thing.

    • Anonymous

      I think its a little bs that we have to pay another 80 bucks to use something we all ready pay for. And if they can get it to work why can’t netflix? This DRM movment has goten way out of hand and the big dogs wonder why downloading and pirating is on a rise.

      • DroidzFX

        I understand but you do get more than just Netflix. Also it works because it is streaming from your home computer which may an be issue for some. I just think its a good alternative to waiting for netflix to tell you your device is not compatible.

        • Anonymous

          I agree its a good alt. I just find it very very hard to believe this its a
          hardware thing. I had a windows pc netflix worked great. Installed linux on
          it same hardware yet it wont work. I don’t see any reason other then
          microsoft built silverlight up for netflix and other companies and thats the
          reason behind the delays and even more delays on a free OS support. Having
          netflix on my phone isn’t needed, but a netflix app to manage my stuff from
          netflix would be nice. I know of others and i have used them. Just sad they
          can’t make one for everyone.

    • Anonymous

      Hm, funny. I thought I had AdBlock Plus installed…

  • Anonymous

    This could get me to sign back up for Netflix assuming my DX has the specs to handle the video when it arrives. But I would think this is going to be more of a bonus for the tablet crowd. Maybe when I stop whining about the Xoom price and buy one (since I know I will eventually) I’ll get back to Netflix.

  • Anonymous

    LG takes a dump, and Dr. Droid tries to watch “Breast Picture” on his XOOM. Classic! 😛

  • NETFLIX WHY MUST YOU ELUDE ME!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Based on the comments Netflix made I doubt this will ever work this easily as there are actual platform requirements.

  • I really hope it does work but isn’t the reason the the app only supports Snapdragon processors because of some hardcoded DRM thing. Find it hard to believe it would work on any device for this reason but fingers crossed. Would spend a lot more time with my Xoom if it did work.

  • I really hope it does work but isn’t the reason the the app only supports Snapdragon processors because of some hardcoded DRM thing. Find it hard to believe it would work on any device for this reason but fingers crossed. Would spend a lot more time with my Xoom if it did work.

  • I really hope it does work but isn’t the reason the the app only supports Snapdragon processors because of some hardcoded DRM thing. Find it hard to believe it would work on any device for this reason but fingers crossed. Would spend a lot more time with my Xoom if it did work.

    • JT

      Yep. Not convinced Snapdragon processor = netflix. It sounds more like Qualcomm’s snapdragon processors are efficient and fast enough to process the extra lag caused by the DRM and have a SDK or some software that they consider “turn-key” for DRM streaming like Netflix.. Still, I would put my money on Netflix streaming on an OG droid through a hacked Netflix app in the near future — hardware only a small obstacle.

      • Erik Meyers

        Its called PlayOn. Streams netflix hulu etc.

        • JT

          Sure. That works too….not as simple or elegant but PlayOn definitely “works”. I suppose ORB does as well if you are taking all those steps into consideration…..I’m just sayin’.

          • Unreadhyperion

            No Orb doesn’t really stream Netflix or Hulu or atleast I haven’t figured out a way to get it to. PlayOn does… and all those extra steps? Took me 10 minutes to set PlayOn up and get it working and most of those 10 minutes was setting up Port Forwarding on my router… cause I suck at port forwarding (Thank you Simple Port Forwarding). One more bit of info, PlayOn does give me a real nice image.. it’s no HD but very watchable when I have down time at work.

          • JT

            Okay, point taken…(I probably should have thrown in TVersity as well since my argument is conceptual)…but what I’m saying is you’re relying on your own media server (home PC, laptop, etc) to run the server software rather than Netflix own servers. The FACT is, it’s not as simple, elegant, or as cost-effective (Cheap) as a single installed netflix android app.

    • well nVidia already stated that the Tegra 2 devices will definitely see Netflix, so Xoom is included in that. If I find the link I’ll post it, but I do remember reading it on an nvidia page.

  • DroidzFX

    HAHAHAHa you cant stop the Android Monster. We will get your apps one way or another so there is no use hiding them.

  • Firelight

    Just installed it -works fine on my DX, of course no video yet. Who knows if this will ever actually work, especially on a non-Snapdragon.

  • I was so happy when I installed this from the leak source. But it was heartbreaking when it wouldn’t play.

  • Anonymous

    This surely will not work…Could it? Would it? (be still my beating heart)

  • If they get Netflix to work and stream on Xoom, I’m totally sold for $599.

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!

  • Installed and awaiting the sweet, sweet “GO” switch!