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Hackers offer workaround to use Netflix on other Android phones

By Emil
May 16, 2011
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  1. Netflix recently released an Android app for smartphones. Unfortunately, the company limited the app to just five phones: the HTC Incredible with Android 2.2, the HTC Nexus One with Android…

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  2. peperonikiller

    peperonikiller TS Member Posts: 75

    About time. However since I have an Evo I'm enjoying this awesome app!
     
  3. Inarius03

    Inarius03 TS Member Posts: 25

    With something as obviously popular as this was going to be, they should have waited until they had support for far more devices to release this in the first place.
     
  4. not enthused that i cannot use it on my phone the xperia10.
     
  5. I just dont get why not the HTC Inspire? Its basically the same phone as the EVO, except 10 month newer but with out the front camera and HDMI.
     
  6. Inarius03

    Inarius03 TS Member Posts: 25

    I have an Inspire, and I was pretty bummed too.
     
  7. Really? I am guessing that you don't have one of the supported phones. I own a G2 and downloaded the app hours after it hit the market and I couldn't be happier. How greedy does one have to be to say something like "if I can't get it, then no one should be able to"?
     
  8. "We hope that Netflix reacts appropriately: either by doing nothing or by issuing a standard warning that it cannot support those who use the workarounds."

    .... or, by adding support for additional phones?


    .... or, by working with google to develop standardization baked into Android?
     
  9. BrianUMR

    BrianUMR TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I have to agree with guest here. My phone doesn't support Netflix however if Neflix can work on some devices why not allow it. I am sure they will work to get Netflix on more devices. Netflix didn't work for any android users a week ago so why is it a big deal now that it works for some users.
     
  10. Inarius03

    Inarius03 TS Member Posts: 25

    I'm sure most of our fathers warned us about doing things "half-assed" whereas apparently these guys didn't get that message. Just would have looked much better overall to delay the release of this new functionality until many more devices were supported and/or bandwidth wouldn't be a problem.
     
  11. "I'm sure most of our fathers warned us about doing things "half-assed" whereas apparently these guys didn't get that message. Just would have looked much better overall to delay the release of this new functionality until many more devices were supported and/or bandwidth wouldn't be a problem. "

    Don't forget, this is Google controlling much of this - the undisputed kings or eternal beta.
    Talk about half-assed? That's my definition.
     

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