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Netflix Releases Android App for DROID Incredible, Other Select Devices

Netflix has finally released their Android app.  Let’s all take a minute to breathe…and now it’s time to get fired back up again.  The app is only supported on a select handful of devices at this time, including the DROID Incredible and Nexus S.  Anyone else see a device or two missing?  Maybe the Thunderbolt or brand new Incredible 2?  We’ll just assume that they are working hard to bring it to all of these devices since they both run Snapdragon processors.  As far as all of the Moto devices in the building though, it could be a while.  We’ll see what we can find out.  

Update:  Working version available for the DROIDX here.

Here is the entire list of compatible devices.

  • HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
  • HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
  • HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
  • HTC G2 with Android 2.2
  • Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3

Market Link

Cheers Anish!

  • Daddy G

    you can’t watch netflix. to much buffreing

  • trenton

    damn. I’m getting the droid incredible 2 next week. I was hoping i could finally watch netflix movies on it as my droid vortex couldn’t 🙁

  • Taylor Ward

    I’m kind of disappointed that my brand new Incredible 2 can’t get Netflix. 

  • I have a non-rooted Droid X with the GingerBread update (official download) installed.  I downloaded the .apk from one of the mirrors and installed it and I am currently watching a documentary on my DX 🙂

    However, I could not get it to run on my Xoom 🙁

  • Hotpussinboots

    How about Netflix for Motorola XOOM? It’s killing me that I can’t get Netflix on my tablet. Thanks.

  • DAVED DELACRUZ

    I USED THE OTHER NETFLIX .APK FOR ANDROIDS, WHICH WAS POSTED YESTERDAY OR THE DAY BEFORE AND IT WORKED ON MY THUNDEBOLT WITHOUT BEING ROOTED. JUST FIGURE I POST THIS INFO. THANKS TO XDA. 

  • chris

     i just googled a comparison chart between the thunderbolt and the evo 4g to see if i can figure out why the htc evo 4g gets netflix but not the htc Thunderbolt 4g and couldnt figure it out. both phones have the exact same size screen, same OS, same processor, both run 4g, both have flash support, and thunderbolt has more ram. evo 4g has 512 mb ram and TB has 768 mb ram so i would think that would make TB a little faster. so why exactly does EVO 4g get netflix but not the Thunderbolt if they are exactly the same?i just googled a comparison chart between the thunderbolt and the evo 4g to see if i can figure out why the htc evo 4g gets netflix but not the htc Thunderbolt 4g and couldnt figure it out. both phones have the exact same size screen, same OS, same processor, both run 4g, both have flash support, and thunderbolt has more ram. evo 4g has 512 mb ram and TB has 768 mb ram so i would think that would make TB a little faster. so why exactly does EVO 4g get netflix but not the Thunderbolt if they are exactly the same?

    • chris

       sorry about the double post but does anyone know why evo 4g gets netflix but not the thunderbolt? TB has a 1 ghz snapdragon processor and im pretty sure EVO 4g has the same.and they have the same exact size screen. 4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels

  • chris

     i just googled a comparison chart between the thunderbolt and the evo 4g to see if i can figure out why the htc evo 4g gets netflix but not the htc evo 4g and couldnt figure it out. both phones have the exact same size screen, same OS, same processor, both run 4g, both have flash support, and thunderbolt has more ram. evo 4g has 512 mb ram and TB has 768 mb ram so i would think that would make TB a little faster. so why exactly does EVO 4g get netflix but not the Thunderbolt if they are exactly the same?

  • Mathew P.

     I found an apk for the official netflix app that worked on my incredible 2. i am soo happy that i finally have netflix on my phone. the link to the apk is http://alturl.com/eojan

  • Aaron Goodin

    Installed .apk and it works on my HTC Desire(CDMA) 2.2 NOT rooted.  

  • Seabeetodd

    runs on my DInc with CM7, but picture quality not so good probably due to my increasingly slower 3G speed from big red.

  • Eric

     Works great on rooted droid incredible running gingerbread.  Installed directly from the market.

  • Anonymous

     alturl.com/5qmha

  • Ufish2

     worked fine on my X…makes this old phone  like new again…………:)  U>)));>2

  • FloydMontgomery

     Im running 2.3 OMFGB on a Dinc and its working.

  • Crack Monkey

     Works great on the Droid X.

  • ONESLYONE

     This App is Awesome!!  EVO

  • Anonymous

     alturl.com/5qmha

  • Runs very well on my OG Droid running Project Elite v5.02 AFTER downloading the DX apk from the link above. The first apk I found through a google search was old and did not support video playback.

  • Runs very well on my OG Droid running Project Elite v5.02 AFTER downloading the DX apk from the link above. The first apk I found through a google search was old and did not support video playback.

  • Cyandvai

    OG Droid running Liquid Gingerbread 1.8, works great on 3G, I’ll also be testing it on CM7 and UD3.3.1 to see if it works.

  • pope wilson

    dinc 2.3 works as well!

  • Anonymous

    Works perfectly on my OG Droid. Just downloaded the apk, installed it, signed on, and now watching Mythbusters. Running CM-7.0.2

  • Works on my HTC Incredible running Cyanogen 7. Also works on an HTC Incredible Stock 2.2 (co-worker’s). Market link:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient

  • loco4no

    I love my incredible and i love droidlife.

  • I love my Droid Incredible YEA!!!!

  • God damn it. DInc running CM7 and it closes after signing in. Guess it really is restricted to 2.2 on Inc.

    • I have a DInc running CM 7.0.3 and it works fine

      It sure doesn’t have the polish of the iOS Netflix app, but I guess that will come with time and updates

  • Fail – Does not work on my xoom!

  • ylexot

    Now the question is…can it stream to the HDMI out?

  • Anonymous

    Load it on old devices and leave the new ones hanging.
    HOW could they exclude the Thunderbolt and XOOM??? The two devices I own and the two devices that could present Netflix best. Frigging joke!

    • I specifically chose the Thunderbolt because it suposally had the proper chip to support netflix when it was released, yet now its available on devices that were not even rumored it would work on, and im still left out in the cold. Very angering.

  • Just give me Netflix for Honeycomb tablet.

  • tjhrulz

    I have a feeling the rest of the devices will have a working version thanks to XDA tomorrow

  • Ray

    no xoom no bueno

  • Ray

    no xoom no bueno

  • Eazy
  • Eazy
  • Eazy

    it works on the droid x gb .595 leak !!!!!

  • guest

    Working on og droid! Running Project Elite GB v5.0.0 Curently watching Season 1 episode 1 of Bones.

  • Anonymous

    This is WORKING on my DX! No hackery necessary. Link to the post on xda with the apk:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=13730742&postcount=16

    I just installed like any other app, signed in, and streamed Law and Order. Magic

    My roommate’s DX also worked just fine

    • s0n-

      Figured might as well try this, installs and looks like it starts to buffer but no video. On GB X 588

      • Anonymous

        well I can you it does work on 595

        • Eazy

          Confirmed working on .595 gb leak on droid x!!! Just watched kick ass

        • Eazy

          Confirmed working on .595 gb leak on droid x!!! Just watched kick ass

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, both my rommate and I are on GB 573

    • Wolfleo

      It still doesn’t run on my Droid X

  • Anonymous

    While my Incredible will enjoy its Netflix love, I can’t help but think of one thing. FRAGMENTATION!

  • Acrusso

    Keeps fcing when streaming on thunderbolt ill get a few seconds of playback but then fc’s

    • Ace87

      Same, it want’s to but just can do it yet

    • Ace87

      Same, it want’s to but just can do it yet

  • Anonymous

    Patiently waiting 🙂 , hope the dinc2 is on the next list.

  • I want this thing to be released on the Xoom. Phones are nice, but having this app on a Xoom seems almost essential.

  • Anonymous

    IT WORKS ON THE DROID X!!! (I’m rooted running .595)

    apk is in xda… wonder how long this will last.

    • maintrain

      I can confirm working on rooted .573

  • kasd

    aka HTC wins… always

  • Anonymous

    Yawn, still waiting for the Xoom version.

  • Just traded my Droid X for an Incredible a week ago. I would have used PlayOn but I couldn’t get my ATT router to work for the mobile streaming.

  • The apk installs on both my Honeycomb-installed Nook Color and my Droid Incredible. The Nook Color install just basically works for queue management and browsing around. When you attempt login or playback anything on the NC, get an error saying that the device isn’t supported (though you can login). On the DInc, works perfectly fine. Started watching one of the movies in my queue in seconds and really high quality on my wifi.

  • Kris Taeleman

    Again.. not for Canada…

  • Anonymous

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    -Posted from my Droid1

  • No D2G?

  • skinja

    So Incredible 1, but not Incredible 2?

  • I don’t even mind that the OMAP cpus aren’t supported, but I really hope they can bring it to Tegra 2 devices. It would be nice to watch it on a 4.3″ screen, but it would obviously be much better watching it on a 10″ tablet screen!

  • Roberto Taylor

    I just wanted to work on my Nook Color running CM7. Netflix on a 7in screen would be awesome!

  • strikeir13

    Running stock rooted DX GB and it works from me, dl’d the apk from twitter

    • Can you post the link

  • Working on DInc rooted with OMFGB. Freaking greatness!

  • guest

    Can someone please post a link to the apk. Can’t get the market link to work on my phone

  • Anonymous

    Wonder if there’s anything XDA can do about this.

  • Anonymous


    CONTENT RATING:Low Maturity”If you are mature, don’t apply 😀 lol

  • Anonymous

    And I just got rid of my Incredible to get my Incredible 2! Ugh…

    http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

  • Anonymous

    Since do paying customers literally have to beg for a company to let us have a service work on our device? That’s disgusting, really. Here’s hoping XDA can do something about the pitiful level of support Netflix is giving its customers.

  • Anonymous

    Not a single Motorola device? Shame…

    • Anonymous

      Works on the X

      • Anonymous

        What version of OS you running? Leaked GB?

      • Anonymous

        What version of OS you running? Leaked GB?

  • Wonder if the Galaxy S Continuum will work?

  • The Zune Lune

    Holy over-reactions, Batman! This Thunderbolt owner believes that we will get the app soon. This is just a market reaction to the Android/Youtube announcements this week. Ir forced Netflix to push what they had working today out the door. Their blog said they would be working to quickly support others.

    • The Zune Lune

      Also a Xoom owner, waiting patiently. Don’t forget, we just got the official tbolt update today and some of us are waiting for the Xoom update. I am sure that played a factor.

  • This is just another example of how DRM hurts the legitimate consumer.

  • Stephen D

    Where’s the Galaxy S love 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Where’s the XOOM love?? What are they in bed with HTC or something?

  • Anonymous

    That’s because Motorola is really starting to suck balls.

  • Anonymous

    well, with Google’s new movie service I don’t foresee myself ever needing Netflix’s crappy library of online content ever again.

    Good riddance.

    • chris

      hmmm lets see. $1.99 for one movie that u can only watch within 24 hours on googles new movie service or $7.99 a month for unlimited movie rentals that u can watch as many times as u want. Which do you think sounds better? 1 movie for $1.99 which u only have for 1 day or $7.99 a month and there is no limit on how many movies u can handle within a day or a month. or as long as u have the subscription.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing all of these phone are cutting edge and can really take advantage of streaming video over LTE. (lame)

  • Anonymous

    FailFlix

  • Anuraj Bhatt

    I was able to use the Web Market to send it to my Nook Color. We’ll see how it works when I get home.

  • Chris G

    No MOTO devices at all? Wow.

    • If you remember a while back netflix had said Snapdragon processors would get netflix first so considering no moto phone has one it may be a while 🙁

      • Stephen D

        But the Nexus S is the Hummingbird, not a Snapdragon.

  • This makes no sense at all with the devices it was released on. I thought the 2nd Gen snapdragon was supposed to get it? The G2 is there but what about the Thunderbolt and Inc2? And then the Nexus S also? Yet not the Xoom. Wtf Netflix. Release your app to all. Once again I’m sick of device exclusivity for apps.

  • on my Droid 2, says the Not Compatible Device when trying to stream. so i sent onto Netflix.com and to to activated devices and this is what is listed for my phone

    Android Mobile (Obsolete)

    lol so a phone less than 6 months old is obsolte…

    • Anonymous

      We were obsolete the day we got our R2D2

  • Anonymous

    A Samsung phone got it bot not the new thunderbolt or the incredible 2. Wtf. Its the same processor as the g2

  • randomdroid

    Unable to install on DInc. Low memory. Must delete running programs.

  • What is the bad blood between Motorola and Netflix?

  • Anonymous

    to all the whiners, Netflix said some time ago, it was going to be based on CHIPSET. Snapdragon was going to be first. OMAP will be a while yet.

  • The Zune Lune

    I am sure the rest of us will see it soon. They probably wanted to release what they had to get a competitor out there for Andoid/YouTube movies.

  • chris

    why would a 3g incredible get it before a 4g thunderbolt with a bigger screen?

  • It seems to die on me after I enter my username and password. I hit the sign in button, and it’s just gone.

  • Dave

    The downside of the Android OS.

    • Anonymous

      Hate to say it, but this is probably the best demonstration of fragmentation there is. Usually I don’t give a damn and roll my eyes when I hear “fragmentation” but this time it’s pretty dumb. Especially since the TB seems to be a perfect device for this.

  • Works on my Incredible with 2.3.3!!!!! FINALLY!

  • Anonymous

    you and that stupid white phone…so jelly

  • viewthis66

    any time frame for when it will be available for the Tbolt?

  • Carpdm

    At least its here for Android! Want for my XOOM!

  • Anonymous

    This sucks, what about OG Droid!!!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL. I just cancelled my netflix.

  • Neofite

    Geez, i need a phone to catch my eye to upgrade from the OG Droid.

  • Kpurdu1

    Still interested to know what the video quality is like… Please post opinions after you try it.

  • Kpurdu1

    my original droid is more obsolete by the day. I figured as much

  • Kpurdu1

    my original droid is more obsolete by the day. I figured as much

    • Vaphilly

      I was just thinking the same thing….

    • I also was thinking the same thing.. but how can a device like a 3gen iPod touch have Netflix and a much better Moto Droid not? Uh, life’s mysteries.

    • madduffy

      My OG Droid running GPA15 Beta is running the Netflix app and playing movies like a charm!

      • emotionpanda

        OG Droid running GPA15 (Rom Manager version, not one of the nightlies) is not playing movies. App loads, can sign on. Trying to stream begets a “Your device is not supported” or some such message. You had me all excited maduffy :(. You running a nightly build or just the straight up rom manager version? and you trying 3g or wifi?

        • Cjreyes666

          Tried it on a gpa14 and its working now my wife is pretty happy.

          • emotionpanda

            Sure enough, working just fine now. Appears I must have picked up an older apk that wasn’t working (initially just did a google search for netflix.apk). Just picked up the apk from the DX link up top and it’s running smooth. Cheers.

    • Anonymous

      Remember when people seriously tried to argue the OG Droid was better than the Incredible? Haha, good times.

  • BStacks

    ok no thunderbolt? smh im gonna download it anyway just to see if it works lol

    • Anonymous

      doesn’t work. won’t let you anyway….

    • Anonymous

      doesn’t work. won’t let you anyway….

    • BStacks

      yea man I just checked, wouldnt let me download it like you just said. thought it was just gong to be an apk file. welp, that sucks. hopefully they come out with one that supports the thunderbolt soon.

    • BStacks

      yea man I just checked, wouldnt let me download it like you just said. thought it was just gong to be an apk file. welp, that sucks. hopefully they come out with one that supports the thunderbolt soon.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Majority of Android Device Owners,

    FU,

    Sincerely,
    Netflix Customer Support

    • Anonymous

      I would bet it’s more of an HTC related FU than a Netflix related FU, but who knows.

    • Kamesen

      Im an in-the-closet fan of the white nexus s. pretttyyyyy… 

    • Anonymous

      I would hold of on the FU for at lest a week or two. I hear that Netflix is thinking of working with Google to redo the streaming with  HTML5 instead of M$’s Silverlight. That should help bting it to all androids and dear god i hope linux PCs. If this happens it will change my outlook on Netflix.

      http://www.droiddog.com/android-blog/2011/05/google-bringing-netflix-to-chrome-chrome-os-and-linux-via-html5/

  • So the original Incredible gets it but the Incredible 2 is left out???

  • Chemmad

    Where’s the DX?!

  • Finire

    At the same time, I notice that Adobe Flash 10.3 is available for an update too…

    • Anonymous

      holy crap. you’re right.

    • I saw that too

    • Finire

      Also, I’m using my Droid Incredible, running CM7 which we all know is 2.3…. It’s letting me run Netflix without an issue… I’ve already started watching Serenity.

  • Anonymous

    thunderbolt? wtf

  • not avaialable on my device. Incredible 2.2

  • Just installed on my DInc with CM7 Gingerbread!

  • SleekDX

    First.lol

  • Anonymous

    “but what about my device?” i wonder how many of those posts will show up, hehe

  • Masroor60

    Man Moto sucks…

  • Anonymous

    No Xoom? Come on! (and I did try it, but got an error saying my device wasn’t compatible).

  • FINALLY, I can shut these ifone lovers at work up.

    • And it streams on my rooted Cyanogenmod Incredible, which I thought might be an issue…

  • Anonymous

    Wheres the Thunderbolt love? : (

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! I would have thought the TB would have got it before the Incredible!

      • Maybe it’s because Netflix has had more time testing on the Incredible 😉

    • JDub

      I can download it from the web market to my rooted nook color thats running cm7 but not to my tbolt. Can’t wait to get home to see if it will run on the nook.

  • Soooooo……Any chance we see a working APK for the OG droid??

  • Anonymous

    poop. Didn’t make the list.

    • Anonymous

      nvmd. The APK works like a charm on OGDroid. Thanks for posting it Kellex.

    • Anonymous

      nvmd. The APK works like a charm on OGDroid. Thanks for posting it Kellex.

  • Is not working on my Nexus S (2.3.4) ! Guess I’ll try going back to 2.3.3 to see if that’s the problem.

  • Anonymous

    i wonder how long before someone gets it to work on more, hehe

  • boo, glad I have playon for my xoom and droid x

  • tbaybe

    still no DX tho

  • Mr.Joe

    No OG Droid?

    Or Incredible 2?

    • JT

      No OG Droid streaming support (noted as “obsolete” device on netflix device list). Gotta be a way around that….

  • Here’s to hoping DX gets supported soon

    • John

      wouldn’t get your hopes up man =/

    • Pcguru30

      Do all of these phones use the snapdragon processor? Last I remember is that Snapdragon is the only android processor that’s getting android love at this time

      • Anonymous

        The Nexus S uses a Hummingbird.