Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and First-gen DROID each get Netflix app ported to it

Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 and First-gen DROID each get Netflix app ported to it
Thursday afternoon, as we reported, Netflix released its app for certain Android models. Conspicuous by its absence is any Motorola produced Android model. But no sooner did DROID branded models get the cold shoulder than the guys over at Xda-developers came up with a way to port over the app to three of the more popular DROID units.

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

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21 Comments

1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

WOOOOOOOOOOT congrats Droid users. .. Please go for HTC Incredible 2.. before my fiancee kills me lol

3. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

hahaha lol

4. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

you know lucas777 its not that funny shes a red head... irish to the core. ok so its hysterical.

5. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha lost you there... but hahahahahahaha

6. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

jerk lol Well its bed time... work in the morning then 2nd job alllll night long. 11am to 3pm.. then 5pm till 4am

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

umm goodnight? i guess? hahahahahahahaha

9. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

It is a great app on my Droid Incredible

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: May 14, 2009

and 4G LTE users with the Thunderbolt are left behind! pretty ass backwards if you assssssssssssk me.

2. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Thank you

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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: Dec 20, 2009

Android has finally caught up to the times.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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: 2; Member since: May 13, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

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