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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!

  • 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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

    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.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU 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.

  • http://twitter.com/pcriz Perry Meg

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127257488 Hal Pickus

    :-/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127257488 Hal Pickus

    Did anyone that post read the damn article?

    • Anonymous

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

    • Jeff23

      morons

    • http://twitter.com/GratefulRoast Grateful Roast

      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!

  • http://twitter.com/MaverickVirus Andrew Nichols

    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!

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

    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).

  • http://twitter.com/brentcallahan Brent Callahan

    Installed on my Xoom – app opens – vids will not play :(

  • http://amusicapp.blogspot.com Randy A

    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! :P

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/monolithnyc Monolith NYC

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/monolithnyc Monolith NYC

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/monolithnyc Monolith NYC

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/chaoscentral John Pisano

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    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)

  • http://twitter.com/lennyd43 Why So Serious?

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

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