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!


Reader comments

Netflix updates its Android app -- and actually includes the update this time


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Many thanks AC team.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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).

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?

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.

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!!!!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!!

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.