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

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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9 Comments

2. skainer

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

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

3. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 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 !!!!! :)

7. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

only seems to work on motorolas and incredible. which is a$$ backwards cause my friggin Tbolt still wont work.... ridonculous.

4. Normil

Posts: 17; Member since: May 02, 2011

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

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

6. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

9. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Working great on my Inspire, audio and video

12. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 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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