Netflix on Android just received a spicy little update that brings official support to the DROIDX running Gingerbread. Previous market versions actually worked a couple of weeks ago on leaked 2.3 for the DX when Team Netflix removed the device check from the app, but now things should be a little more consistent during that installation process. Go grab it now!
The hacked Netflix app that was floating around a couple of weeks ago seems to have been shut down for good last night, so we thought this was a good time to remind everyone that you no longer need it on most phones. We posted up the market version last Thursday for everyone to try because Netflix removed the device check, leaving it wide open to more than they list in the market. That’s right, the stock DROIDX2 pictured above is running the untouched market version of the app and is not listed as a compatible device. We’re pretty sure it still won’t work on the Thunderbolt, but people are having a fair amount of luck on other phones.
You can download it here. [mirror] [mirror]
Cheers @davekover for the reminder!
We just threw up a post about the latest Netflix update which brought support to the original DROID, but what we failed to originally realize is that the update removed the device check which means in theory, that it should be able to work on all phones. Well, guess what? I loaded it up on my DROIDX2 (which is “not” supported) and it installed just fine and is now streaming a video. I’m loading it up on other devices too, but wanted to make sure you all knew. Feel free to grab it below and install – let us know how it goes!
Update: MORE MIRRORS ADDED HERE.
*Note – this is not a hacked version. This is 100% the market version.
Update: Works on Thunderbolt (rooted 2.3), DROIDX2, DROIDX (2.3), and Xperia PLAY.
Update 2: No XOOM support though.
Update 3: Looks like it’s pretty hit or miss. Definitely sounding like it’s not working on stock Thunderbolt which is a damn shame.
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
Now before we get too far into this post, we should point out that this will not work for the majority of Thunderbolt owners. There are a couple of qualifications you must meet before you can even attempt this:
1. You have to be rooted.
2. You have to be running the leaked Gingerbread or a GB ROM.
So if you met both of those, then let’s jump into this. (more…)
Hooray for the amazing people at XDA, again. Thanks to their hard work we have a working version of the Netflix applicaton for most devices. The hack makes it so the application doesn’t check the Device ID, allowing for all the Netflix streaming goodness we have wanted all along. There are currently two versions: one which should work just fine for everyone, and another is for those who experience a crash after launching. Give the first a try and if you have issues, come back for the second. If you continue to have issues, contact the Devs at the forum.
Download Link 1 | Download Link 2
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. (more…)
We have a feeling that a release of Netflix on Android is just around the corner, especially if you look at the new posting for a Sr. Software Engineer the movie streaming giant just posted on Craigslist in San Fran. The LG Revolution is expected to be the first Android device to receive a thumbs up from Netflix and could be here this Thursday, so with new jobs opening that are geared specifically to better the experience on this platform, then you’ve got to be excited. Or should we be worried?
We are looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to help us build the absolute best experience on Android-based handsets and any other platform that may come down the road. In this role, you will participate in the implementation of the Netflix application in all of its various components from the UI shell down to the media playback stack.
It is a great time to be at Netflix and a great time to be working on mobile at Netflix; we currently have more than 20 million members and are now a video streaming company, first and foremost. The goal for Netflix on Android is to enable Netflix users the ability to watch Netflix wherever they are on their Android device.
Does this actually mean that we’re farther from a release than anyone imagined? We would have expected there to be a Sr. something or other heading up the Android project already, unless of course this is just an additional one to help out the mass launch we have all dreamed of.