Android users with Froyo or higher can now get Netflix, Hulu, CNN and more streamed directly to their phone
The service costs $39.99 for the first year and $19.99 for each additional year. Or, you can pay $79.99 for a lifetime subscription. The PlayOn app is available for free in the Android Market and new users can get a free two-week trial. Now you might never put down your Android phone.
1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i've been waiting for this forever, it was kind of buggy at first but it ended up playing the shows i like to watch quite nicely.
2. downphoenix (Posts: 2683; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
anybody knows if this works with all froyo devices or just ones that have adobe flash support?
15. rome1987 (unregistered)
dont think flash support is needed because ipad and iphone dont have it
19. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
iphone and ipad wont be able to stream video from this service... its for android. apple is lacking in the streaming capabilities. they may pave the way for innovation (touchscreen smartphones, facetime) but droid is perfecting it.
3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Does it show new episodes immediately when the show airs or is there some kind of waiting period? this is what puts me off with online tv streaming. Also does it get Top Gear? I needz my Top Gear!
5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3050; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Try the free trial from the market place.
18. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
duh... obviously the better the phone the less time it takes to buffer on netflix. you have to wait for it to buffer on computer in most cases as well... if you dont like the service on the computer you wont like it on the phone. the phones that run 2.2 but dont have 1g processors for example may take a min or two but thats a pretty reasonable amount time. consider the LTE phones though.... its going to fly. especially the bionic on verizon...LTE and dual core!
20. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
also most of these services (comedy central, pbs, fox, espn, cnn, hulu,) usually wait to after the show airs to put it up on the internet. netflix waits for it to go on dvd. like i said, if you dont like the service on your computer, you wont like it on the phone in most cases.
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3050; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Most likely just the ones that can run flash.
14. rome1987 (unregistered)
the iphone and ipad dont have flash tho
16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the Android version of the app requires that you have Android 2.2 w/ Adobe Flash.
21. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
i love this comment... it feels satirical but its not lol
22. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
"the iphone and ipad dont have flash though...." hahahahahahahahahahaha sorry budy... maybe you should got a droid lol
6. KIANO (Posts: 73; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
Mobile manufacturers better move quicker to send updates for those who have handsets that should get Froyo or later. As consumers can't wait forever and miss the boat.
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3050; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Imagine watching Netflix on the Xoom....LOVE IT.
8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
risky...20$ for a year or 80$ lifetime...lifetime = 4 years(20x4=80) most people dont keep their smart phones for more than 2years b4 moving on and what if u get disconnected and wifi is only available -___-...risky xD
9. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
App purchases and subscriptions are tied to your google account, not to your phone. Assuming your new phone is also an android phone, you can just log in with your old account and get access to all your paid programs.
11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i got my lifetime license for $30. wait for a good deal.
13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
i already pay for netflix...im not payin more to stream to my phone. ill just wait for the netflix app to come into flourishing.
17. icepikk (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
Well you will need to get a phone with the new Snapdragon chipsets that are being made then, like with the LG Revolution. Hopefully you can upgrade then or be willing to pay for a new phone with the chipset outright.