Android tablet owners, today is your day. Netflix is finally available to anything running Android 3.0+. Not really sure what else to say. Hooray? Hooray!
*Note – It most definitely does not appear to be optimized for Honeycomb though. Quality is…meh.
Everyone join in on the fun that is Netflix! Thanks to an update that just went live in the market, Android 2.2+ users can load up Netflix and start crushing episodes of Grey’s Ana….errr Sons of Anarchy! In all seriousness though, this is pretty cool news.
*Note – this does not include Honeycomb.
The Asus Transformer appears to be receiving a surprise update today that takes it to build 188.8.131.52 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!
If you were looking for a reason to buy the LG Revolution, then maybe this newly announced Netflix promo will help. Starting today and ending on August 28, Verizon and Netflix have partnered up to give each newly purchased Revolution a 3-month free subscription to their streaming service. Current Netflix customers are also eligible for this promo.
Beginning 7/22/2011 through 8/28/2011, customers who purchase the LG Revolution on a new two year contract will receive three free months of Netflix streaming service valued at $7.99/month.
Not a bad deal, but I’m still not sure this is enough to make me lock into a 2-year contract for this phone when we know that the DROID Bionic is seemingly 2 weeks away.
And we had to laugh at breakdown they provided of how many movies per month you can watch on their tiered data plans. We’re assuming that those numbers would mean how many movies you could watch if you didn’t use data on any other service like Gmail or internet. Damn tiers. Sort of sad that the day we get super fast internet with big screens and services that allow us to utilize them properly, is the same day that we get shot down into tiers so that we can no longer fully take advantage of them without breaking the bank. (more…)
Yesterday we found out that the newest Netflix update allowed Honeycomb tablets to enjoy all the movie streaming goodness. Well unfortunately, our rooted Asus Transformer friends were left out in the cold, but a developer over at XDA wasn’t going to let this happen for long, and decided to make it work.
Mistar Muffin has just released a flashable zip for rooted Transformers which takes a certain file (libnvomx.so) from the Motorola XOOM and pushes it to the system of the Transformer, making Netflix miraculously stream the Red Monster (my nickname for Netflix). (more…)
Great news for all of the Honeycomb tablets out there wishing they could have Netflix. Today Netflix updated their application to allow support for additional devices, and we sure didn’t expect support for tablets. We have confirmation of it working on ASUS Transformer (some), Motorola XOOM, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Could this be because Lenovo has just announced Netflix support on their new line of tablet devices? Download and install as you would any other apk.
Netflix teased an update to us last night when they tweaked their supported device list to include the Thunderbolt, Bionic and others. Unfortunately, everyone that tried the service on their phones quickly ran into issues just like they always had. Well, it looks now like that description change last night was a little premature, as the app just received an update that indeed allows the HTC Thunderbolt to enjoy Netflix content. Streaming through 4G LTE, something that should have been available from day 1.
Cheers 0mie, Bryan, JDub and Pete!
We just wanted to reach out to Netflix and thank them for adding support to the one device we’ve been waiting all of 2011 for. With it’s enormous 4.3″ screen, dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4G LTE support, the DROID Bionic will make the perfect device to stream all of your addicting content from. You just made Verizon’s most anticipated device ever, that much more attractive. Thank you again, Netflix.
Oh, they added support for the DROID Charge and HTC Thunderbolt as well. Yay.
Update: As reader FragDroidX has pointed out, Netflix has now removed the DROID Bionic from the list:
*Note – the Bionic may be the “most anticipated” ever, but the Galaxy S II was just announced for the U.S.…yep.
Cheers JW and Rob!