Netflix blocks rooted Android devices after latest update
by Cosmin Vasile / May 14, 2017, 4:44 PM
It looks like the latest version of Netflix has blocked access to its Android app to all rooted/unlocked devices. However, if you already have the application installed on your rooted phone, you will still be able to use it without any issue.
Over the weekend, Netflix pushed a new update accompanied by a rather mysterious changelog that states the following: “version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements.”
Soon after the new version of Netflix was released, many Android users reported the application shows as incompatible with their phones on the Google Play store. Although many thought this would be a minor bug, Netflix offered a statement on the matter the solves the mystery.
As mentioned, while access to the Netflix app on the Google Play store has been blocked to all rooted and unlocked Android devices, the application is still working if you had it installed before version 5.0.4 was released.
Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013
Netflix doesnt bl9ck you, google does
posted on May 14, 2017, 5:18 PM 6
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Google blocks you because Netflix is now using Google's Widevine DRM But don't blame Netflix either Its because of companies like HBO, Disney, ... They want Netflix to block rooted devices so its harder for people to rip their TV shows and movies Rumor has it many of 4K webrips come from rooted Shielf TVs Magisk still goes unnoticed, for now at least
posted on May 14, 2017, 5:30 PM 2
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Who ever it is, they can suck it
posted on May 14, 2017, 6:33 PM 3
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No point worrying over this. I am thankful for netflix. They are really an innovative company. Moving on from disc rental to online streaming, now they are becoming their own studio making mini marvel series to back them up
posted on May 14, 2017, 9:28 PM 3
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and Magisk has disappeared from the Play Store.
posted on Jul 10, 2017, 9:23 PM 0
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It's more than one way to skin a cat, ijs. A beta version is out now.
posted on Jul 11, 2017, 8:11 AM 0
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