Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and First-gen DROID each get Netflix app ported to it
The Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and the first-gen DROID can be loaded up with Netflix. First, you need to have the model running Gingerbread either from a leaked version of Android 2.3 or from a custom ROM that runs Gingerbread. Click on over to the sourcelink for the apk.
As one Motorola DROID X owner said about running the Netflix app on his phone, "Note for DX: I'm running the first GB leak, rooted, build 4.5.573 and it's working flawlessly. Some people on .588 are reporting it doesn't work, those on .591 and .595 seem to be having success."
The three DROID models are close to EOL status with replacement models on the way. Most likely we will see the Netflix app launch for the Motorola DROID X2 and the DROID 3 and perhaps even come pre-installed on one or both models. In the meantime, if you are ambitious enough and don't want to take no for an answer, install the apk from the sourcelink and within 30 minutes you will be sitting back with liquid refreshment in one hand, watching a movie on your DROID from Netflix's vast portfolio of celluloid.
source: Xda-developers via AndroidCentral
1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
WOOOOOOOOOOT congrats Droid users. .. Please go for HTC Incredible 2.. before my fiancee kills me lol
4. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
you know lucas777 its not that funny shes a red head... irish to the core.
ok so its hysterical.
5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2115; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
haha lost you there... but hahahahahahaha
6. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
jerk lol Well its bed time... work in the morning then 2nd job alllll night long. 11am to 3pm.. then 5pm till 4am
12. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ive had the app for my vibrant for about 2 months. it did everything but play video.. lol. now they just have to turn it on for us!! cant wait
18. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
and 4G LTE users with the Thunderbolt are left behind!
pretty ass backwards if you assssssssssssk me.
8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Oooo! exciting! i had to watch my sister watch Reno 911! on her Incredible today and it made me sad..hopefully Gingerbread comes to the Droid X and 2 today so i can try out this .apk.
10. clevername (Posts: 1379; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
What's the reason they just can't release it for say 2.1 and up so all Android devices can run it? This is the exact kind of fragmentation Android naysayers use to make their arguments valid. And to be frank, it shows it to be true. There is no reason apps can't be made with minimum requirements that are still able to take advantage of maximum specs. Its backward compatibility.
11. MorePhonesThanNeeded (unregistered)
It's Netflix that has to make sure DRM works correctly on each of the android phones. The bloody Droid is essentially a 2.1 Android device, but I'm guessing that DRM is easier to get running on a 2.3 device hence Netflix working on those phones specifically. One's that can run 2.3 and upgrade to it. Anything that can't upgrade to 2.2 and run without issues wouldn't be worth their time.
Seriously though, if your phone can't run something it just doesn't show up in the Market, simple enough.
Your point about backward compatibility makes no damn sense, backward compatibility just means that older things will run on a newer system, not newer programs running on an older system...that itself is a serious task to deal with as some pre 2.2 phones might not have the throughput to support streaming of netflix anyway.
13. AeroSC (unregistered)
It works on my original Droid running the Simply Stunning 5.3 ROM. The resolution is not great over 3G, but I'm sure it'll get better on Wi-Fi.
14. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Android has finally caught up to the times.
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5177; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
So my Atrix doesn't get the Netflix APP. just got screwed thanks again Motorola the Atrix will be my last phone if it doesn't get the Netflix APP.
16. seanbuck83 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 May 2011)
I've got it working on my captivate running gingerbread! looks pretty good over 3g
17. Rozzle Wazzle (unregistered)
Works great DROID 1 running Cyanogen 7.
19. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
confirmed running on my VIBRANT. :) It just needs a 2.3 rom. Im using simply honey 3.2update1
20. StillStuckWithDroid (unregistered)
running on my OGD running Peter Alfonso's gingerbread ROM
runs great and resolution is not bad at all....very watchable
22. gunner252 (unregistered)
Says it's not compatible with my Droid X. What?