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Asus Transformer Receives Minor Update: Netflix Support May Be Included, New Dock Software Too

The Asus Transformer appears to be receiving a surprise update today that takes it to build 8.6.5.9 and possibly includes Netflix support.  A Netflix logo found a home on the Transformer’s landing page some time ago, leading us to speculate that support for the streaming movie/TV service could have come with Android 3.2.  When that update arrived without it, our dreams were shattered.  Thankfully, that disappointment was short-lived.  Asus sure knows how to treat their Android customers.

Oh, the dock software was also updated to EP101-0213 (drop into a dock to update).

Transformer owners, go grab Netflix and see if it works!

Cheers Todd!

  • Brokenlink

    curse you aqua scum

  • Doobie

    freaking gone. cant download the apk. link not found

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, another big “thanks” for this tidbit!  I’ve been dying for Netflix on the Transformer (non-rooted, I know, I know) and this worked perfectly.  Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • David Thomas

    just forced the update, downloaded the netflix app from the prior droid-life mention, and streaming beautifully on my transformer. have to say that I’ve been very impressed with the update roll-out schedule from ASUS. glad that i did my homework and bought this one over all the others!

    • David Thomas

      btw… this update appears to have fixed the phantom compass interference issue as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tdanbrown Dan Brown

    Netflix is working Great!!

  • Blunt-Trauma-

    I am now able to download NFL Sunday Ticket on the transformer

    • CopierITGuy

      Every time I try to login to Sunday Ticket, I get a network error. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • webby

    Can the Transformer be tethered to an Android phone, just as you would a laptop?

    • Steiner789

      Yes it can.

      • CopierITGuy

        As in USB tethered with EasyTether? How?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Fjfisher601

    The update loaded just fine….and I loaded the the netflix app..and its working…wow!!

  • Anonymous

    So glad I chose this tab over others. ASUS support is awesome and you have to give them props for pumping out the updates as promptly as they do.

  • neverknow

    Netflix definitely works. Using the latest stock from the market.  Volume seems to be low when watching on the app.

  • Wade Wilson

    And all the Iconia owners continue waiting…

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • srikanth somereddy

    netflix works!

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • http://www.netbooknews.it Riccardo P

    From ASUS Italy: http://www.eeepc.it/eee-pad-transformer-aggiornamento-8-6-5-9-dettagli/

    • http://www.netbooknews.it Riccardo P

      “This update resolves a number of issues emerged following the release of Honeycomb 3.2. It ‘was held in great consideration the feedback from your users.In particular you can now choose between curso king to form a circle and the arrow-shaped. It ‘has added a compatibility mode for apps developed for Android. You can enable or disable the keyboard when the dock is connected. And the device will turn on faster. “

  • http://www.facebook.com/jopher.the.gopher Jon Yuen

    does this fix the incredible battery drain on the dock?

  • AsusPrime

    Netflix…Transform and rollout!!!!!!  Hell ya!

  • Anonymous

    Netflix is streaming without hiccups, sometimes really grainy even on a high-speed connection

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1239018860 Spencer Ward

    Hopefully this will fix all my random reboots too!

  • John Michael Jones

    Confirm that Netflix works!!! I had installed the apk from another Droid Life article and it had a connection error. No errors now,works fine.

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

    combining with “Fn”, “Ctrl” or “Shift” does nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

    so does anyone know what the dock update did?  or why the 1, 2, pgup and pgdn keys are different?

  • Adam

    i’m not sure if i had just missed it before but you can now chance the touchpad cursor speed and style (circle vs arrow).

    • Adam

      change, rather…

    • http://profiles.google.com/brandontosch Brandon Tosch

      This should have been the headline for this article.
      Asus rocks. Customers ask for something and they provide! Down with the stupid circle cursor thing!

    • Little

      how?

    • neverknow

      Nope, this is new!  The only sad thing about this is if you switch it back to the arrow your scrolling directions are once again awkward.  To change it go to settings -> Language and Input  -> Mouse and Trackpad Settings ->Touchpad pointer style.  Now if we could adjust the sensitive of the trackpad my dock experience would be so so much better! I’m always moving the cursor while typing.

  • Adam

    Netflix success!!!

  • wachutalknboutwillis

    It works, XDA has also confirmed this.  BTW, Netflix apk is not in the market, must get from the external link posted in the article.

  • jim

    downloaded it, rebooted.  fired up stock netflix from market …. BOOM!!  Works like a champ!

    • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

      omgomgomg yesssssssssss!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Riggs/100002889339765 Matt Riggs

      Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://x.co/ZE7O

    • palomosan

      About time, Netflix at work…did I say that too loud.

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    Perfect timing, picking mine up tomorrow! As far as i know there is no root option for the B70 series model numbers yet…

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    Perfect timing, picking mine up tomorrow! As far as i know there is no root option for the B70 series model numbers yet…

  • lmrojas

    QQuestion, what’s legitimate word processing on this with a dock? Netbook vs android tab?

    • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

      Transformers come preloaded with an office app called Polaris Office, which can save word files in the format of word 2003 if I remember correctly. This app also looks promising: 

      • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid
      • lmrojas

        Can I type a 10 page paper on it overnight? Or take notes for a 3 hour lecture? I’m trying to find a reason to trade my laptop in costco if you. Can’t tell. Lol

        • http://twitter.com/bstag black stag

          yes.. yes.. yess

        • Anonymous

          It is definitely a legitimate laptop replacement in my opinion.  Keyboard is slightly smaller than a typical laptop, but you get used to it.  Also easier if you turn off the trackpad – tends to get in the way and throw off your cursor.

          Here is a great comparison of the major office apps on the TF - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1085173

          • http://twitter.com/AGards1011 Adam Gardner

            How do you turn off the trackpad.  I keep hitting it when I type!

          • Anonymous

            On the to row, click the fourth button from the left.  It looks like a trackpad with a line through it.

  • http://twitter.com/turnerw Wes Turner

    No go i updated and netflix was not available in market

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

    installing update now, I will let you all know if it works!  

    • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

      Confirmed, with proof (streaming Kenichi)

  • Percy615

    it works but you need to get the apk from XDA you don’t have to root it just upload it

  • Steveb2

    It works. Watching right now…..enjoy!

  • webby

    I almost bought one the other day after a lot of research, but we are so close to Transformer 2 release, I’m holding off, and will pull the trigger as soon as it comes out.

    • http://twitter.com/fredericlainof frederic lainof

      i got an iPad 2 (32GB) for $ 23.87 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://x.co/ZE7O

      • Anonymous

        Can this be stopped?  So tired of seeing this..  Am I the only one?

    • Anonymous

      I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BídsFírst.Com

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7MNNHZEMPYIYPSNULTLHTU5LQA ALEX NICK

      I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BídsFírst.Com

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.lippert Tony Lippert

    my son has his at school.. I shot him a text to try it.. If it works I’ll let everyone know..

  • Anonymous

    Not first …again
    I think my first tab purchase might be the the transformer 2. They seem to be on the ball. Good for them.

  • Mike Jones

    I hope it works!!! Mine is at home so I can’t test it.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Loves me my Transformer!!!

    Can’t wait for the Transformer 2.0