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Netflix freezing up on Android 4.3, fix coming soon

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Jul 2013, 21:19

The latest version of Netflix for Android that runs on Android 4.3 has run into some problems; let's say you're watching something on Netflix and after a while, because of the lack of the press of an input button, the device goes to sleep. The problem is that pressing the power button once, which usually wakes up the device, won't work...

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 21:28

1. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)

HBO GO seems to freeze at the initial buffering of the shows also (on my N7 running 4.3)

not to the point of needing to restart the device just will not load any video, will try netflix.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 22:24 1

2. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Nothing to worry about. A majority of android users don't have 4.3 anyway

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 22:28

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

FYI the reason why 4.3 is affected is because this new version of android supports new apis for media DRM. The benefit of this though, is Netflix will stream 1080p content to the new Nexus 7.

That's why they want this to work well. Both Google and Netflix worked on it before it was released.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 15:36

4. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)

Typical android maybe I made a bad choice not choosing windows phone, ios or blackberry

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 16:23

5. lallolu (Posts: 551; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

It's not too late you know.

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