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Motorola DROID X now supports Netflix app

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Motorola DROID X now supports Netflix app
Motorola DROID X owners had every right to be upset just before the calendar turned to June. As we reported, owners of the original Motorola DROID were able to download the Nextflix app from the Android Market while those with the higher spec'd DROID X were shut out. Yes, the first-gen Motorola DROID had at one time carried the weight of the entire Android OS on its shoulders, but that was back in the day. It's underclocked 600MHz TI OMAP 3430 processor was the product of an earlier, simple time when processors were single-core and front-facing cameras were science fiction. The DROID X, while not a fresh faced kid anymore, still offered up a 1GHz processor and a 4.3 inch display which provided plenty of real estate to watch a movie, so why didn't the DROID X get the Netflix app?

All of the anger that Motorola DROID X owners had can now be released as Netflix has updated its app which now supports...the Motorola DROID X. So now owners of the device can join the users of seven other Android handsets in watching streaming movies and television shows on their smartphone instantly by using the Netflix app. The complete list of Android devices that support the Netflix app include the
Casio G’zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2, HTC DROID Incredible with Android 2.2, HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3, HTC G2 with Android 2.2, LG Revolution with Android 2.2, Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3, the Motorola DROID with Android 2.2 and the Motorola DROID X with Android 2.3.

source: AndroidMarket via DroidLife

Owners of the Motorola DROID X can now view streaming content from Netflix
Owners of the Motorola DROID X can now view streaming content from Netflix
Owners of the Motorola DROID X can now view streaming content from Netflix

Owners of the Motorola DROID X can now view streaming content from Netflix


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posted on 15 Jun 2011, 21:14 3

1. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


C'mon Netflix, where's the love for the Inspire?

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 22:05 3

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6841; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeehaw, thanks for lovin' on the X. Though I really don't know if I'll ever actually USE the service.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 22:46

3. ltr (unregistered)


I got the app. I am not sure if I am going to use it either. With the 2.3 update my battery is already taking a beating.

but I still watch HQ youtube vids

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 00:34

4. BigDogg795 (unregistered)


What the hell? Droid X gets Netflix but the damn Thunderbolt doesn't? Seriously, who the hell dropped the ball on this one?

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 02:07 2

6. Sniggly (Posts: 6841; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Patience, rabbit. Seems with Verizon the older phones are getting the Netflix love first, followed by newer phones. The original Droid and the X were insanely popular phones, a lot of people have them.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 10:48

9. BigDogg795 (unregistered)


Patience of course...it's frustration venting out, that's all. Of course it makes sense to make offer Netflix to the lowest common denominator (in the case the Droid & X). It's the annoyance that here I upgraded to the Thunderbolt to find that not only 4G that will most likely take forever to manifest itself in an area just 35 miles East of NYC; but that there are no real other discernible advantages over the Incredible I upgraded from IMHO!

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 01:29

5. bossmt_2 (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


I've had it for some time thanks to the Netflix app they hacked to avoid the device check. It's really fun, Streaming Mad Max over 3G was pretty cool.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 08:09

7. sonyfiend (unregistered)


What about the Play? It's got a gig processor, why can't I get netflix to it? Bastards....

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 14:18

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2942; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


A gig processor?

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 15:01

14. sonyfiend (unregistered)


yes, it has the same gig processor that the incredible 2 has

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 16:49

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


International support would be appreciated :/

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 11:38

12. Maarek Stele (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Aug 2008)


Old news. I've been watching shows on my Droid for a month now. My daughter would sneak my phone to her room abd watch her movies when she should be sleeping. Like the article says, it'll only work on select phones. No HTC Incredible 2 yet. But since it works for one Moto droid, then it'll work on 2 & 3.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 05:16

13. StillStuckWithDroid (unregistered)


I have had it too for awhile on my droid

but hey with tiered pricing on July 7th this app will be useless when people are forced into the tiered...... Netflix eats up a lot of data

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