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Netflix app made to work with most Android smartphones; rooting not necessary

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Netflix app made to work with most Android smartphones; rooting not necessary
It may have taken longer than anyone would have anticipated, but the official Netflix app has finally arrived to the Android Market. Unfortunately, the fact that it was allowed to run on only a few smartphones was disappointing to many members of the Android community. Sure enough, the hoard of Android enthusiasts at XDA-Developers couldn't leave things as they were, and it didn't take long before workarounds to the restriction were already a fact.

We already reported that the Netflix app got ported over to the Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and the first-gen DROID, but getting it to run required rooting the device first. However, a quick and easy way of running the application on other smartphones has been already found, and from what we hear, it seems to be working smoothly. You don't even need to bother rooting your handset. All you need to do is to allow applications from unknown sources to be installed (go to Settings -> Applications), and get the modified Netflix apk files.

If you want to see whether your device is supported as well, just read through the forum thread, a link to which we have provided for you below, and if you get Netflix to work on your smartphone too, feel free to brag about it by leaving a comment.

You can download the needed apk files from here, or check if your device is supported here.

source: XDA-Developers via Boy Genius Report

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posted on 25 May 2011, 13:19

2. skainer (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


I changed my app setting to allow unknown and it still will not download. Samsung fascinate.

posted on 25 May 2011, 13:56 1

3. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


They have two sets of Netflix downloads to choose from. So, if the first one didn't work try to second one. The first one worked on my Thunderbolt. hercules, hercules !!!!! :)

posted on 25 May 2011, 15:23

7. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


only seems to work on motorolas and incredible.


which is a$$ backwards cause my friggin Tbolt still wont work....


ridonculous.

posted on 25 May 2011, 13:57 2

4. Normil (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 May 2011)


Works amazingly! On the road with no computer this is the next best thing... Cant wait to try with HDMI on my X

posted on 25 May 2011, 14:16

5. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its been working on nearly any phone with a gingerbread on it. been running it on my vibrant with 2.3.3 since it was released. if they have this working on 2.2.1 roms too, that would be great

posted on 25 May 2011, 15:14

6. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Old news.... have had the apk on my xoom for over a month.... no video capabilities supported yet...

posted on 25 May 2011, 15:43

8. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


then maybe u should read. netflix has been WORKING for a few weeks now. :)

posted on 25 May 2011, 18:11

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


Working great on my Inspire, audio and video

posted on 26 May 2011, 09:58

12. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


it doesnt work on my incredible 2... i get audio but nothing but a white screen during playback.. Does anyone know of a solution to this.. PLEASE HELP MY FIANCEE WANTS TO WATCH HER NETFILX AT WORK LOL

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