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Asus Eee Pad Transformer gains Netflix app support with its latest software update

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer gains Netflix app support with its latest software update
With Netflix expected to transition over to its new pricing structure when September rolls along, Asus Eee Pad Transformer owners are curiously waiting for the day when they’ll finally see added support for the popular app on the tablet.

Interestingly, other Honeycomb tablets are able to reap all the benefits of the app by simply manually installing the it by using its .apk file. However, the Transformer requires its owners to actually root the tablet first to get it fully operational.

Thankfully, the process is now being made easier with the latest maintenance update that’s being rolled out as we speak. With build 8.6.5.9, it finally brings added support for the Netflix app without the hassle of being required to root it – so essentially, you’ll only need to track down that Netflix .apk file and install it.

Naturally, if you haven’t received any notification regarding the tablet’s latest update, you can initiate the process by checking out for System Updates section under the Android settings menu. Once you’ve got it, you’ll be able to kick back and start streaming all of Netflix’s available programs.

via Android and Me

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 21:19

1. Stuntman (Posts: 707; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Now if there were a way to get Crackle working, I'd be happy.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 00:49

2. apple-waaa (unregistered)


Correction. It does not work on the transformer unless its rooted. I tried with the system update and several different apks and it wouldn't stream.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 21:06

10. rkochman (unregistered)


I agree. Update doesn't allow streaming unless I'm missing something

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 01:29

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i have netflix on my LG G-Slate... even before the 3.1 update. Its called download it to your phone, then email it to yourself. It doesnt take any magic at all. just get it from your email on your tablet, and your all set. works like a charm.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 02:25

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I had Netflix working on my G-slate, but after the 3.1 update, it no longer works!!!!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:58

8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


huh, mine still works without a hitch.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 01:37

4. BigJimMcD (unregistered)


Netflix APP is working on my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after installing latest Firmware Update 8.6.5.9. The Netflix APP installed previously works to play Videos now. I did not need to re-install the Netflix APP.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 01:41

5. BigJimMcD (unregistered)


Netflix APP is working on my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after installing latest Firmware Update 8.6.5.9. My Eee Pad is NOT "rooted". I verified that the Neflix APP works by watching parts of several different videos on my Eee Pad.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 01:54

6. Jasonryy (unregistered)


Where do you get the apks from guys?

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 11:33

9. Rl (unregistered)


Found the apk on xda. Working great on the Asus...without rooting.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 21:17

11. rangerrik1 (unregistered)


It worked for me. I have a stock firmware (not rooted) transformer. Just installed latest firmware build. Changed setting to allow non market apps to be installed, went to web site and downloaded apk file and installed.

I'm sitting here watching a show in my instant queue-looks and works great! I've been waiting a month for this. Freak'n awesome!!!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 23:38

12. francia (unregistered)


So what website do i go to to download the apk file

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 08:09

13. Tes (unregistered)


I cannot find a Netflix app for my Asus EEE Pad Transformer TF101. Would appreciate some detailed instructions. Tech support at Asus was non-existent regarding this app.

Thanks.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 15:04

14. connie1052 (unregistered)


i wish people would explain things a little simpler. not everyone is computer savvy. what does apk and xda mean? everyone says how its working on their asus but doesnt explain step by step what to do, very frustrated, just got my asus and that is one of the things i wanted to put on it

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