Netflix for Android

Let's try this again, shall we? See, when Netflix updated its app listing with more devices this morning, they apparently kinda sorta forgot to actually included the updated app. So, the majority of the two dozen devices listed didn't actually work.

But the updated app is now in the market, folks, so you can use it on any one of these devices:

  • Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2
  • HTC Doubleshot
  • HTC Droid Incredible
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC G2
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet
  • LG Revolution
  • Motorola Atrix
  • Motorola Droid
  • Motorola Droid X
  • Motorola Droid X2
  • Motorola Droid 2
  • Motorola Droid 3
  • Motorola Droid Bionic
  • Samsung Droid Charge
  • Samsung Epic 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4G
  • Samsung Fascinate
  • Samsung Nexus S
  • Samsung Nexus S 4G

Oh, except for the Droid Bionic. It's kinda cool that it's on the list already, but there's really no sense in getting all worked up about using Netflix on a phone that you can't have yet.

Download links are after the break.

Thanks, @yankees368!

There are 99 comments

mitaino9000 says:

First. Lets see if this works now on my Samsung Captivate. Didn't work this morning'

zero.efx says:

Captivate isn't on the list there, pal. Good luck, though.

Timelessblur says:

Captivate is a Galaxy S phone.

mitaino9000 says:

Works just fine.Hell yeah

bstarfish says:

Hmmm. When I try it on my Fascinate, it just closes (not FC, just disappears) after entering email/pasword.

WillHoot says:

ya it did that first for me too. but i think there was a update just a couple of minuets ago that should fix that.

will i am says:

same here even after the update it still closes

bstarfish says:

and now it works after the update... :)

WillHoot says:

Yay. there is no technical reason it shouldn't work with the captivate if it works with all the other galaxy s phones. the only thing might be carrier deals.

Wicell says:

They mean the Tmo phone Galaxy S, not the variants, if it was all phones in the galaxy s line they wouldn't have listed the epic.

S_C_B says:

Love me some Netflix!

LMAO!! I still doesn't work for me. Thunderbolt on Das BAMF 1.6.

bumpandrun says:

They don't program for roots, it's up to the programmer of your root to make it work.

True, but pretty much all my other apps still work and they're weren't developed for Das BAMF. It's more of a "just saying..." statement.

DRM is your issue. So if it sees Rooted devices, it ain't going to work. Most apps isn't looking at DRM or rooted status on phones.

Ahh, that makes sense. Good looking out...

El Jefe says:

It works on my rooted Droid X, so it isn't a root issue.

It probably is something with the ROM. Maybe the app requires the stock kernel & the ROM he is running uses a custom kernel.

BrianTufo says:

False! It was working last night on rooted TBolts with GB. It works perfect on my rooted TBolt running CM7.

dwhitman says:

Pretty sure the Netflix app only works on Gingerbread ROMS. Works fine on CM7 on my Thunderbolt. If you like sense, maybe try one of the GB-based Das BAMF ROMS?

Why would it only work on Gingerbread? GB hasn't been released for non-rooters, yet Netflix has. Froyo should be fine.

I would try one of the GB based BAMF ROMs but I'm scared of a couple of things.

1. Right now, I'm getting great battery life. Don't want to lose that.
2. Scared of the GB bricking issues. I'm going to wait for a better version of CM7 or for an official GB release before I flash another ROM.

BrianTufo says:

1. Netflix seems to work fine on stock phone now with this update
2. There really is no GB bricking anymore. It really seems as if it was hardware specific. There were bricks across different radios, Android versions and ROMs.

ande9202 says:

Still no MyTouch 4G, come on Netflix. Oh well I guess I'll just go watch some shows on my Honeyco..... Oh wait

ScottJ says:

Get the .apk from XDA. It works on mine.

dbhart5 says:

Android Central is wonderful in getting all things Android out to the masses. I am so impressed with your responsiveness.

Many thanks AC team.

Mr. Fisk says:

It works for me now - •Samsung Fascinate

20feetall says:

Still not available on the Sensation but comes preloaded on MyTouch 4G Slide.. makes no sense.

K1utch829 says:

it works on sensation i downloaded manualy i haved it sice the phone came out i was testing it n it works perfict but recomended using WiFi but still dont get it why they dont have it on the sensation when i can watch the movies on it

Edwill86 says:

Works on thunderbolt stock. :)

romma says:

Accidents happen! Updating on the Dinc2 now

DethBlooms says:

It's funny how they list the Bionic, but not the Photon. Think it will work anyway?

romma says:

download hung up! Must be slammed.. Working now!! Like it or not, it is the best streaming option for many Androids. Bring on Hulu!

Installs on Epic 4G, but closes after login. NETFLIX STOP TEASING ME!!!

artman5x5 says:

Use the link on the page, the market still has the version that does not work.

cadzilla74 says:

Working perfectly on Stock Thunderbolt with MR2 update.

galfert says:

Wonder why the HTC Inspire is still not supported.

JoshuaExline says:

I would LOVE to know this as well

Clak says:

When I searched the market the old version came up, using the link here the new 1.3 version showed up, so make sure to use the link.

bumpandrun says:

The market now has the new link (1.3 build 246)

artman5x5 says:

Just updated it and it works great on my Epic!!!

EvanGMan says:

Ok, weird... I just checked the build and it's telling me I have 1.2.2, but there's no update available. Strange...

EvanGMan says:

Used the link in the post to access the update. Works now. Thanks guys.

orlanka says:

Look two comments above yours

jglor says:

Started up fine for me on my Charge, but when I clicked the Back button while viewing a video, it froze up and eventually had to force close.

smthomas66 says:

updated to 1.3 on Thunderbolt and now it works like a champ. At least it was just a minor mix up.

BlackHawkA4 says:

So there's am update. That does nothing for me. And doesn't change the fact the app sucks. But includes devices where all devices should have been supported in the first place. I hate you Netflix.

Big Z says:

Thanks for your candid insight.

Magellan says:

The app doesn't suck, it works great. How would you know if you can't use it?

Stonewall#AC says:

I'm getting an Error - "Package file was not signed correctly" so a NoGo for my Evo 3D

PGiovanni says:

sounds like you have the side loaded gotta uninstall that one first, then you'll be ok

Stonewall#AC says:

Thx PG!

bdeonline says:

Works on the Samsung Captivate after downloading Netflix then updating it (in the Android Market app hitting menu button, then my apps).

nao.nozawa says:

Works on my Droid 2 Global now!

bigdav1178 says:

Working on the regular Droid 2 as well now =) (running stock 2.2)

olecramnobap says:

Hey I have a mytouch 4g I was able to download the app and it lets me log in but wont play anything I guess my phone is not on their list yet

ARich91 says:

So why is the Evo 3D supported but not the Sensation 4G? They're more or less the exact same phone.

Not that I'm complaining, I already have netflix on my phone. :D

DocJ#WN says:

I wish Netflix would show Xoom owners some love.

guitar_east says:

I can confirm that this app now works in Canada! I'm on Bell with the HTC Desire Z running CM7!!!

fooflam says:

AC, you made my day! I got all excited on the last post that the Epic finally got some love, but then the comments said nay.

Now if they'd just kill the whole splitting streaming and disc rental (and consequently, deleting people's queues).

tholswim says:

Works on my Droid2, but don't use the market place app on the phone to load it.

Pool Party? That has epic fail written all over it. Back on point, I guess there is a reason I didn't cancel my subscription to Netflix. Will try on my Charge but would prefer it on my Xoom.

Works awesomely on my Charge. Finally.

But on a side note, can you do a review of Pool Party/Picasa/Google+ Photos?

jcdagget says:

I thought someone should point out that the update is heftier than the prior version...showing up at 20.18MB on my DInc and making me low on space! Argh.

jasbur says:

Showed up in the market for me and it works!!!!
Samsung Galaxy S II

imbapanda says:

me too

Droid Stew says:

Works on the Thunderbolt. Watching Lost without any issues.

Droid Stew says:

Now how about some love for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7?

Enemy Zero says:

I downloaded the APK from this site this morning and it's working on my Sprint Galaxy Tab 7. Give it a shot.

Konzentido says:

working great , evo3d ,no root

Vagrant_1 says:

Working great on stock thunderbolt finally. Only reason I haven't canceled my sub yet with price hike.

stevehsteveh says:

Works on Samsung Galaxy S2, although not on the list.

MystroBiggz says:

CONFIRMED working on Tmobile's Vibrant.......however.......keep it on wifi. On 3G, it blows hard!!!! Buffering, literally, every minute. Watched 10 minutes of Pawn Stars, took 24 to do so!!

Damn my work area having sorry wifi reception!!!!

garapueto says:

Works on my Epic 4G, stock EC05 rooted. I'm thrilled and will shove this in my wife's face tonight as her phone still isn't on the list.

chapaj says:

I just tried it on the Xoom and it works!

tcmeiss says:

It works on my Xoom. IT WORKS ON MY XOOM!!! :-D

hamonclan says:

How did you get it? I do not see it in the Android Market on my XOOM what is the secret I am new to the XOOM world thanks

smthomas66 says:

This is good because I wanted to watch a 2 hr movie and see what happens to the battery before I ever try and order a $3.99 rental off of the market. By seeing what happens I mean I hope it can make it to the end but I know it will be close.

TheSDude says:

It works on the Captivate 2.2!!!!

nickel3956 says:

Finally! :D

deaofly says:

Can anybody confirm a HDMI output while using netflix? I remember talking to the netflix rep back when gingerbread was 1st released for the EVO 4g and they told me they were working on getting the app to out put using the HDMI out. Problem was they had to make sure you couldn't use a device or port to strip the movie or show from the app. Every since the GB update I have had no luck with the full HDMI out app since HTC still have not released the code so the devs could make a custom kernal for 720p out put.

moosc says:

no phones have hdmI out for netflix. but rumor has the thInkpad has hdmi out

El Jefe says:

Not entirely true. There may not be any phones that have Netflix HDMI out *natively* but there are 2 apps for the Droid X (RealHDMI & Xternal Display) that enable HDMI out on *anything*.

Just the other week, I was watching Netflix from my phone on the TV in a hotel room when I was traveling by using "Xternal Display" & my HDMI cable.

Rgreenlaw says:

Works on my rooted captivate 2.2... Makes sense. Probably very little difference between the SGS variants. Seems like they took the handset checks out.

al9boo says:

Works on MOTO ATRIX but the colors are off. I hope they fix it.

al9boo says:

Let me take that back after update and phone reboot works like a pro but phone get kinda hot. I hope its this thick otter box case wonder if it will work on my multimedia dock hdmi

cjp85 says:

Netflix running GREAT on my T-Mobile Vibrant. Thanks for keeping me updated Android Central.


Works great on my Tbolt now after update, running BAMF remix 1.8.6. Didn't work before updating just now, would open up movie but would close and show DRM or whatever on top of screen. Now time to power up Xoom now I see?!Thanks!

mmahavok69 says:

Hey guys the new 1.3 apk works on the infuse!!! It looks awesome on the beautiful 4.5 inch screen. Got the download link from android police.

king71st says:

Still no my touch 4g

K1utch829 says:

for those of u have HTC Sensation 4G you can watch it too cuz my phone works perfictly too i dont know why they havent put the phone on the list but it lookz crispy lol but then again u have to download the the file manualy oh and one more thing set the phone as WiFi

Feldhege says:

Yes. Works on my ASUS Transformer!!!! Just side loaded it. No Root required. :)

fldude99 says:

Where did you get the apk?

desertcat says:

Works on my Dinc2. Didn't let it run long enough to check on picture quality.

nfkraemer says:

Is that an exhaustive list or just new phones? I thought I remembered some those phones already having access. I just noticed that the Nexus One was not on the list and found that odd.

Oz_32 says:

I have the tmobile vibrant 2.2 that is a galaxy s phone and it
Work very well on 3g and it's awsome and loving it

ojocell says:

OK. It works fine now on my Fascinate running 2.2. Thanks you Netflix.

RoperBand says:

Works on the Dell 5' Streak! Eat it haters!

Bones72 says:

This update broke the app for me on my Incredible. Not sure why, but every time I try to play something it seems to try to play it and then kicks me back to list of movies. I used to work great and I used it every day. I'm so bummed now.

I just used Titanium Backup to restore the last version and I have a working app again. I really don't like that I keep getting a pop up asking my to update. I have to keep hitting cancel.

rserda says:

Downloaded this Tuesday to my Captivate from the Market (which was a first…) I could get to the login, then the app would close.. have received several updates since then, the last one being last night.. WAH-LAH!!! IT WORKS!!! i was able to login to my account, select content.. and got to watch streaming content on my Captivate… YES!!! FINALLY!!!

now.. if they could only get the Google Video App to work on the Captivate… :\

THANKS NetFlix!!

smthomas66 says:

Great week for my Thunderbolt. Monday 4G flipped on in my area and Wed. the Netflix app went live. The random reboots and better locking GPS came with the last software update so now all we need is 2.3.4 to get Skype Video chat and the phone will have everything promised. It's a great device now that all the fixes and tweaks have arrived. I can get the battery to last all day with some minor tweaks on an average usage day so I'm happy. Of course if I watch a movie on Netflix I better have my charger ready but that's expected.

it's Works on Samsung Galaxy tab, although not on the list?