Netflix ported to the Droid(s)

I know the Netflix app has been out for all of a few hours, but it looks like that's all it took for some of the hard-working developers at XDA to port it over to the Droid X, Droid 2, and OG Droid. Keep in mind all these phones are running either a leaked Gingerbread build or a custom ROM running Gingerbread, but it's still great to know that Netflix is available to more of the masses.

We were told this in regards to the Droid X:

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.

If you're willing to take the plunge, the download is at the source link. Let us know how it works for you and thank a dev, while you're at it! Thanks, blakjakdavy!

Source: XDA Developers

 
There are 71 comments

irony#AC says:

Once again, the dev community comes through where the manufacturers/companies have failed. Man these guys are good!

I, for one, am so glad I'm on Team Android.

davelm says:

Doesn't seem to work for me. Droid X GB build 591: Liberty GB v0.5 rom.
Loads up fine, but when try to watch movie, just sits on black screen and doesn't load anything.

cj100570 says:

Same here....

falconeight says:

It works on my Galaxy S2 also woohoo. Take that Iphone with you 3.5 inch screen.

russelb says:

I am running a DX with .588. The app installed and otherwise works, but will not play video. Just shows a black screen in the video player.

Max_Freedom says:

Me too. DX with .588. Same problem

crxssi says:

People are reporting in forums that if you install the Netflix APK on an unsupported device, it either won't let you login or it gives a black screen when trying to stream. Seems Netflix is checking what device one is using before continuing.

Benny879 says:

Im pretty sure they could have released the app for any phone if they wanted to, however, it wasn't done due to performance and security reasons. I tried the app on my OG Droid and it ran bad until it finally crashed and I had to pull my battery.

Benny879 says:

Im pretty sure they could have released the app for any phone if they wanted to, however, it wasn't done due to performance and security reasons. I tried the app on my OG Droid and it ran bad until it finally crashed and I had to pull my battery.

Mr_Tricorder says:

I kinda doubt that it really has much to do with performance and security reasons. I'll bet you we're waiting on money to change hands in the right way before more phones will be supported.

ScottColbert says:

Yup, it's a conspiracy. *eyeroll*

gcims says:

No joy on my Droid X, running Apex 1.4.0. Saw there's a beta version of Apex in the forums, which may do the trick, but more complex install process. Was pissed the other night when my wife was streaming The IT Crowd to her iPhone and I had to sit and wonder when I could do that too. Decisions, decisions....

gcims says:

No joy on my Droid X, running Apex 1.4.0. Saw there's a beta version of Apex in the forums, which may do the trick, but more complex install process. Was pissed the other night when my wife was streaming The IT Crowd to her iPhone and I had to sit and wonder when I could do that too. Decisions, decisions....

haggard#AC says:

I am receiving the black screen as well sigh :(

beckerfj says:

No go for me...DX Liberty Gingerbread v0.5 (0.591). It goes so far as to say "Buffering...", but constantly stays paused (with no video). I can even move the slider to a different spot, but continuous pause. BUMMER!

GB leak. 588, black screen

ahhhh!!!

No luck. Zombiestomp 1.65 DROID x. :(

falconeight says:

No black screen on my SGS2 just juicy colorful beautiful movies

falconeight says:

No black screen on my SGS2 just juicy colorful beautiful movies

nutflush920 says:

Any word on the Inspire 4G? This phone is damn near identical to the Evo and Desire.

Jorenm says:

Works great on my OG droid running latest cyanogen.

KellyJohn says:

I'll kiss you if you let me know where you installed it from!

brcarro says:

Working on my OG Droid running Cyanogen 7.0.3 here. Killing time at work with it now. :)

KellyJohn says:

Me too! Thanks for the link!

haggard#AC says:

I think netflix is fighting back... i installed the original netflix apk months ago and received the cannot connect error as we all did because they hadnt opened the servers for andriod... then i installed the new netflix apk that was released today and got the black screen on my DX GB... now about 1 hour later im getting the cannot connect error again as if it has once again been cut off by netflix hmmmm?

haggard#AC says:

Strike that it was just my wireless connection acting up

lowlt1 says:

I tried it earlier and it worked. Then after reading all the comments I went back. Its 10+ minutes in to a movie and running perfect on wifi. Droid 2 GB

lowlt1 says:

Just to update it runs perfect on it!

lowlt1 says:

Just to update it runs perfect on it!

tcmeiss says:

Tried the apk from my Incredibe on my Xoom. No dice. Doubt I'd have any more luck with this one. :-(

Oh well. At least I have it on the Dinc. Works great on Wi-Fi and 3G.

IGoDwnTwn34 says:

Plays great on my Evo 4g .......

Soapinmouth says:

This apk isn't even modified its straight from the market.

haggard#AC says:

I was beggining to suspect that

Its running great on my OG Droid!

KellyJohn says:

Where did you go to install it?

WonderGTS says:

Holy shit that was fast.

passionchris says:

I tried running the APK on my Droid 2 Global and everything appears to be in order EXCEPT streaming. I get a message that says, "Netflix is not supported on this device. Please check the Netflix website for a list of supported devices."

Upon further inspection (as suggested by the App) there are only 5 Android phones that officially are able to use Netflix.

Those phones are the following:
1. HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
2. HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
3. HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
4. HTC G2 with Android 2.2
5. Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3

GensBB says:

Seems this correct as I get the same "unsupported device" notice on my D2 running Liberty ROM. Damn...I so wish this wasnt the case. I was hoping this was actually going to FINALLY be a REALITY!!

haggard#AC says:

Any progress with the black screen for droid x running .588??? i'm dyin over here! ;)

dacp283 says:

Yup no go DX on liberty. 05. Those that say it does work with your DX post screen shots or quit telling stories.

GensBB says:

Amen to that!!

PensHockey says:

Droid X Stock Froyo. Installs, runs, opens but when you select to watch a movie it tells me that it does not support my device.

wabyrd says:

It's working great on my GB X. It's AWESOME to FINALLY have it!

Android just keeps getting better and better.

Max_Freedom says:

Pictures or it didn't happen

Max_Freedom says:

Pictures or it didn't happen

Smokexz says:

Alrightis anyone as curiousas me? Get this working on a G1.... tha twould be insane.

icee_man says:

D2 running on the leaked gingerbread from that was prerooted and the app installed just fine. Works fine streaming over wifi and 3g. I wonder how long till it stops working. Netflix shows my phone as a registered device as a Motodroid2 so Im sure they are well aware of it.

dacp283 says:

Oh and im on version. 591

OK here's the deal with Droid X:

Stock 573: Works.
Stock 591: Works.
Stock 588: Doesn't work.
Stock 595: Works.

Other custom ROMs built off buggy leaks: generally no, especially Liberty. Sorry but not sorry that's what you get for a hacked together OS.

For the haters and doubters, yes it does really work.

drose0 says:

Odd... I'm on 591 stock but no go.

dupe

adcjunkman says:

I have this running flawlessly on my Nook Color with CM7 stable 7.0.3. Let's hear it for the xda devs. First tablet running Netflix!

dacp283 says:

Ok so I took my DX off of liberty back to the old GB version. 573 rooted. It was still on my card and figured what the he'll. Well netflix is now streaming!

DocJ#WN says:

DAMMIT! Does no one care about the Thunderbolt?

bbong73#AC says:

This worked for me on my Evo Shift. Streaming works too :)

dblj says:

It's working for me on OG Droid running ChevyNo1 5.2 but it freezes up alot.

deadman350z says:

Works flawlessly on OG droid running CM 7.0.2

redman213 says:

Surprisingly works on 7.0.3 too :P

BTW Deadman go and update and stop using that outdated CM build :D

thejke says:

Installed it. Says device not supported. I'm using a droid 2.

nvelez says:

Works great of course on my Nexus One but surprisingly also works great on my Nook Color AND on my LG Optimus V (after editing build.prop)
http://forum.androidcentral.com/optimus-v-rooting-roms-hacks/83845-netfl...

lovo says:

how do i know what my rom build is im running apex 1.4 with a revolution theme on my droid x i really like the rom but i need netflix =/

Shooperman says:

I'm on Droid 2 running the first GB leak (rooted with gingerbreak) and installed the original apk from the market (not the "ported" version) and it runs flawless with great quality.

jamison75 says:

Im on a Droid X and it says after you go through all the BS bout logging on to there crap website ..it wont let me down load it to even save it i have also heard of people say that you cant use it on a DX then i went to there site and it doesnt even list the Droid x as an acceptable phone ...so i guess ill just have wait for it in the market ...

aggie1138 says:

Works perfectly on my DX running rooted GB build 4.5.573.

XDA is NOT a crap website. Mad props to those bringing us the goodies!

Droid_Elmo says:

On the Droid X .595 works excellent. Thanks to those who worked on this. Now I off to watch Stargate SG1 with my DX.

capone420x says:

It didn't work on the outdated .4 liberty gb nigthlie for the droid2 but once I tried it on Apex Gb 2.0 beta it runs flawlessly. Big ups to xda for porting this over and Fabulous for a great rom. Netflix + Apex = Win.

Acroanidd says:

Working properly and very well I might add on my OG Droid running MIUI 1.5.6!!!

Clemsonpablo says:

Working on DX with first GB release, unrooted.

bbarend says:

Uh.....this worked for a bit on my GB powered Hero. Need to try it where I actually have real 3g or Wi-Fi. Loaded and started playing Star Trek, then it froze.

joelee1986 says:

Droid X, non-rooted. No dice. "Netflix is not supported by this device"...