Asus Eee Pad Transformer gains Netflix app support with its latest software update
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 188.8.131.52, 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
1. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Now if there were a way to get Crackle working, I'd be happy.
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.
10. rkochman (unregistered)
I agree. Update doesn't allow streaming unless I'm missing something
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.
7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1435; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I had Netflix working on my G-slate, but after the 3.1 update, it no longer works!!!!
4. BigJimMcD (unregistered)
Netflix APP is working on my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after installing latest Firmware Update 184.108.40.206. The Netflix APP installed previously works to play Videos now. I did not need to re-install the Netflix APP.
5. BigJimMcD (unregistered)
Netflix APP is working on my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after installing latest Firmware Update 220.127.116.11. My Eee Pad is NOT "rooted". I verified that the Neflix APP works by watching parts of several different videos on my Eee Pad.
6. Jasonryy (unregistered)
Where do you get the apks from guys?
9. Rl (unregistered)
Found the apk on xda. Working great on the Asus...without rooting.
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!!!
12. francia (unregistered)
So what website do i go to to download the apk file
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.
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