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Netflix on Android Updated to Support the Original DROID (Updated)

The Netflix app on Android just received an update and apparently supports our old friend, the Motorola DROID.  That’s right, the OG is still getting love even after almost 2 years of life.  There is a chance that it will only work if you are running Android 2.2, but feel free to try it on one of those 2.3 ROMs.

We also received a report that it may no longer be working on rooted DROID Incredibles, but can’t 100% confirm that.  Our Inc is running Gingerbread with root and definitely doesn’t work, but almost didn’t expect it to since the requirement is 2.2.  Anyone else having issues with their rooted Inc after updating?

Update:  Our guy with issues is also running 2.3.  Looks like that is the problem.  We have confirmation from rooted 2.2 owners that are not experiencing issues and still enjoying their favorite movies and shows.

Cheers Mark, Romma, and Clayton

  • Chris Berg

    I have a Droid X with the 2.3 update, and for the life of me I can’t get the app to install. It simply says “Device not supported” on the Market website, and when I downloaded it straight for your website, it demanded an update (which my phone’s market can’t find).

    Help?

  • BJ

    I have a Moto DroidX running Android 2.3 but can’t download Netflix.  Any idea why?  The app market says it’s supposed to work, but when i try to download, it says it doesn’t support my model.  Have others been able to download?  TIA – BJ

  • Anonymous

    I’m running Gingerbread via CM7 on my D1 and I’m still showing device not supported in the Android Market online, and not seeing Netflix at all in the phone Android Market. Odd.

  • Barry Friedman2914

    Works on my Droid X

  • Cb2000a

    Had the downloaded version working great on my OG for over a week now.  Running gpa-15.  Gingerbread…

  • Jbrguy

    Stock DX running 2.2 working like a champ! watchin top gear as we speak gents

  • Elizabeth4him

    I have the Droid X and still can not find the netflix app in the market.  How can I find it?  I’ve gone back and read all of the replies to the thread.  My phone is not “rooted”, so is this the reason I can’t find it?  
    Thank you!  :-)

  • Elizabeth4him

    I have the Droid X and still can not find the netflix app in the market.  How can I find it?  I’ve gone back and read all of the replies to the thread.  My phone is not “rooted”, so is this the reason I can’t find it?  
    Thank you!  :-)

  • Anonymous

    Works beautifully on the Droid! Runs smoothly with no glitches on 3G network. This makes me happy :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1953314 Nathan Domier

    My Inc with 2.3 (Cyanogen Nightly 90) plays content on it just fine.

    Also, you guys got referenced by Engadget, nice!

  • Elizabeth4him

    Can someone please post the barcode to download the Netflix app?  I can’t locate it in the market on my Droid X. 
    Thank you
    Elizabeth

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

      look a couple post back 

  • tward09

    Well I’m glad that this happened the day after I submerged my Droid in water for the second time.

  • Rob Morris

    Works on OG droid but after 3 episodes of american dad my phone rebooted and was steaming hot

  • Anonymous

    Works on my original Droid, rooted, running Peter Alfonso’s
    Stock Rooted Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) ROM Update GPA15.

    The video quality is similar to YouTube quality (non-HD). It had brief moments where the video was sharp, but not many. Gonna try it using Wi-Fi and see if it improves at all.

  • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

    Weirdly, it doesn’t work on my OG Droid running CM6.1.2 (yes yes, I know I need to update but I hate wiping and starting over). Instead, I’m being prompted to confirm that the date/time is correct on the phone. 

  • http://twitter.com/davidmota davidmota

    All good here on my Droid Incredible running CM7.1 Nightlys… (did I spell that right?)

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  • Michael

    Still works on my Incredible Cyanogen 7.03

  • Eatmode4life

    My rooted DInc is running OMFGB 1.2 an important have no issues with netflix.

    • Eatmode4life

      I mean I have no issues.

  • j2d2

    OMGWTF THUNDERBOLT!!! Oh well, at least we now officially know that it will happen someday. A month ago, they made it sound as though the LG REVO would be the only phone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chaddpriest Chad Priest

    Still works on my Droid Incredible rooted running Gingerbread (2.3.4)

  • Lee

    Rockin’ the stock OG Droid and watchin’ Netflix.  Awesome.  Glad I decided to wait for the Bionic instead of jumping the gun and buying the Thunderbolt.

  • Phunter286

    I have the incredible 2 and I can get sound but no picture.

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  • vaocmo70

    Really?? Wow, good thing I jumped on the Thunderbolt bandwagon at launch. Now I have a phone that has no 4G in my area, no Netflix, no support for My Verizon, and thanks to a recent OTA update…a phone that re-boots itself at least once a day. Thanks a lot Verizon!

  • http://twitter.com/genoist James

    Has anyone extracted the APK file yet to try on other devices?

  • http://twitter.com/genoist James

    Has anyone extracted the APK file yet to try on other devices?

  • Anonymous

    My D1 running 2.3.4 CM7 nightlies runs the hacked app the one that doesnt verify the phone perfectly.  Have not tried this one from the market but i dont see any reason to try something new when its not broken.

  • Anonymous

    My D1 running 2.3.4 CM7 nightlies runs the hacked app the one that doesnt verify the phone perfectly.  Have not tried this one from the market but i dont see any reason to try something new when its not broken.

  • BigRed4X15

    When are they gong to show some tablet love? I have an Acer Iconia with no real movie service! Hopefully when I get my 3.1 update I will have Google movies, but Netflix would be so much nicer!

  • Rrosotho

    Its runs so smooth and clear… I dont see why i should upgrade now!

  • Anonymous

    got the app to work on Peter Alfonso’s GPA 15 on the OG

  • http://twitter.com/BSikes1989 Brandon Sikes

    My buddy has a D1 running gingerbread and he had netflix running today with the offical app. I’m on CM7 with a DInc and having no problems with the new update on netflix.

  • http://www.anishvshah.com Anish

    OG Droid before Dx?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Rose/100000483772011 Aaron Rose

    Liquid Gingerbread 1.9 (on aosp 2.3.4), I get audio but no video… but it might be my chitty connection here at work.

    • BULL3T

      OG D1 running simply stunning 5.3 (2.3.4 aosp ) streams perfectly for me

      • Jeff

        Same Here….

  • Rp780

    I’m running 2.2 but it just sits at th loading screen

  • EC8CH

    CM 7.0.3 on the OGD works

  • BULL3T

    Looks to me like they are going after phones that arent going to have any major updates in the near future. im sure as soon as the T’Bolt, D2, D2G get on there latest non-f’ed up firmware they will update netflix to accept those phones as well.

  • http://twitter.com/Black_in_KS Michael Black

    I’m running CM7 2.3.3 on OG Droid and Netflix, the official app from the market installed 2 minutes ago, works great! Gotta love the OG Droid.

  • Benjamin Clay

    nice

  • http://twitter.com/msisskin Mike Sisskin

    My rooted Droid Incredible 2.3.3 works fine. Of course, my phone also lists it’s model number as ADR6300. Android Market recognizes it as the same, instead of a Droid Inc. I guess that’s my run around. I’m running Cyanogen 7.0.3 with incredikernal 2.6.37.2. Speaking of which, have they updated the incredikernal and if so, anyone know where I can find it? Thanks.