Netflix confirms it isn't making a BlackBerry 10 app

Netflix confirms it isn't making a BlackBerry 10 app
Bad news if you've had your eye on the new BlackBerry 10 devices, Netflix has confirmed that the company is not making an app for the BlackBerry 10 platform at this time. The news comes directly from a Netflix spokesman who was talking to AllThingsD recently.

There had been rumors that BlackBerry was in talks with Netflix, but apparently those rumors were either false, or those talks failed, because a Neflix spokesman told AllThingD that the company has "no current plans for a BlackBerry app." The only explanation given was that Netflix doesn't have much incentive to develop for BB10 because basically right now there is no BB10 user base. 

Of course, Windows Phone had no user base to speak of when Netflix first released an app for that platform (just about a month after WP7 launched), but apparently Netflix doesn't have as much faith in the future of BB as it did for WP. Though, saying that the company has "no current plans" does leave the door open if something changes.

source: AllThingsD

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26 Comments

1. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Too bad for Blackberry folks. Hopefully thing soon change.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Not bad news just how it is right now. Doesnt mean it wont happen :)

13. No_Nonsense unregistered

Hey, did you buy the Z10 as you wanted one for its size?

3. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

and where are all those major convenient ios apps that don't make to the play store or Windows market reports? one cannot simply be a genuine writer if all they are doing is humiliating specific OS.

6. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Instagram? Oh brother ;o)

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

BB10 just came out. There is little interest right now from some companies. It is what it is... I remember there were articles about iOS and Android apps that took awhile before they made it to WP. Give it time...its even in the article about Netflix and WP.

26. papss unregistered

Um I have Netflix on my L920 just so you know

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Of course, Windows Phone had no user base to speak of when Netflix first released an app for that platform (just about a month after WP7 launched)" Thats why I mentioned the article...BB10 just came out. Its been a lil over a month , and it hasnt launched in the US yet. Netflix wasnt available day one on WP.

19. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

they make apps for the play store too

27. Droiddoes unregistered

That's michael h for you.

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Love the thumbnail ;) good job Michael heller..

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The Netflix CEO must be a fired ex BB employee or something. It seems to be personal.

7. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Is this really a deal-breaker???

8. nikenturd unregistered

It aint worth it aight.....BB might die in a couple of years or so so why bother?

10. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What BB10 is experiencing was what Windows Phone experienced previously. I know how BB10 users will feel when many of the popular apps isn't in store. Thank god, the situation for WP is getting better as the day goes. My advise to BB10 users is to pray that BB10 devices sell well, cause that's what will attract devs to create an app for the platform. Give it time, I'm sure the app situation will get better by next year.

11. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

What I am about to say is just for fun, for little leg pulling because even I don't believe on what I am to say. Google and Apple paid Netflix to not to do apps for BlackBerry and WindowsPhone. ;) Nothing else explain it.

12. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

"Netflix haven't available in your region yet." As always...

14. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Blackberry should do whatever the have to do to get the most popular apps on BB10.

15. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Who cares! Who watches movies on a small screen anyway

16. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

That's what tablets are for and your television

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Netflix u guys really sux

18. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

boom...fall of blackberry..

20. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

thankfully netflix is not available in our country and even if it is, i dont think i will be using that..

22. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Blackberry really needs a great salesman in their business. They need someone to communicate with these companies like Netflix and get them on board for support and stop waiting around for them to do it automatically. They have a new OS and its not going to be easy to get support when your this new. Put yourself to work man.

24. jrparnell1977

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Really, NETFLIX? Who cares?!? Maybe BB saw them as a sinking ship and didn't want THEM in their store...ha ha.

25. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

BB please fall off the face of the earth, lol you are no longer needed, & Alicia Keys What were you thinking? #thatisall

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