Blockbuster Application for the Evo!

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  1. it.

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    Already preloaded on the Droid X, the blockbuster app has just been released on the Android Market. Many Evo users have been waiting for this for a while and just wanted to let you guys know. This will be perfect for the 4.3 inch screen!
    Blockbuster Application makes its way into the Android Market | Android Central
    edit: "The good folks at Blockbuster got in contact with us, and there's been a bit of a snafu. The app wasn't supposed to be made available for all devices just yet. The application gets optimized for each device by working with the OEM's and carriers, and we were assured that Blockbuster is in the process of getting the application optimized for other devices. In the meantime, the app has been unpublished from the market and is once again only available for the Droid X."
     

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  2. Its pretty buggy. Its had to be force closed twice in the 10 minutes since I installed it and tried to set it up.
     
  3. BKBitar

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    What we really need is a Netflix one... soon.
     
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  4. sikclown

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    Choose Activate from PC. When I tried the Activate from phone it just kept force closing. Got it activated and running. Might rent a movie later to try it out.
     
  5. mcbtrain929

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    none of the movies are free, are they? if not, what do the prices look like?
     
  6. jgalan14

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    Yeah netflix will be great
     
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  7. ep3n3wp

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    Yeah foreclose alot
    No exit our close function or back out to close looks like it stays running...
    Any one know if rented movie plays out thru hdmi port to hd tv?
    Big plus if plays hdmi out...

    Looks like 3.99 for a rental... I want to know how long rental valid for
     
  8. kencrudup

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    I setup via the PC from an account I'd had already, but when I try to rent a movie (or even get the Rental FAQs), it claims it can't locate the servers. Try it two or three times, or go into the menus, and it force-closes.

    Real POS app for now, let's hope they fix it soon. But, like most of the Online Rental places, their prices are ridiculous. $4 for a rental and $18(!) for a purchase? ... and they wonder why people torrent. $1 and $9, and then we'll talk.
     
  9. kencrudup

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    They explicitly state it won't. :(
     
  10. ARR22

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    HTC needs to upgrade our HDMI port so that it plays other video media. I know its a nice screen and all but not nice enough to stare at if for 2 hours.
     
  11. Complex757

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    I guess this is a case of be careful of what you ask for.

    And blockbuster wonders why they're struggling

    I'll stick to Netflix and obtaining movies my way, Netflix should only be a month or two away anyway.
     
  12. kencrudup

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    IIRC, that's dependent on the application. BB is dumb enough to want to charge $18 for a movie on a phone, it doesn't surprise me that they'd wanna cripple the HDMI port as well.

    If I could watch 720P YouTube videos via HDMI, then the limitation is most likely not the processor, GPU, or Android core SW.
     
  13. vgsantiago

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    Can't believe Blockbuster is still open. Netflix and Redbox for me. The app for Redbox works pretty good so far. If only it can bring up account info.
     
  14. ep3n3wp

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    Aww.. No hdmi... Bummer... Hmm... So this app is good for....... Lol
     
  15. tmwilsoniv

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    Let's see, $4.00 to watch a movie on a 4" screen. $4.00 to watch the same movie on the 50" plasma with surround sound and rib rattling base. I guess some people believe that if it can be done, it should be done, whatever the cost. I use the Evo to watch Netflix on my 50" plasma, but the thought of watching Netflix on my Evo is just pathetic.
     
  16. vgsantiago

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    I think what people are hoping for is the ability to either stream or maybe download a movie onto the sd card and watch a movie while commuting or something like that. For 8.99 a month Netflix customers can stream movies, so we're hoping that can carry over to Android. As most northeast people travel via train or bus. would be nice to get a movie in while commuting.

    I can possibly see a downloaded movie onto a sd card only good for one day then expires.
     
  17. jgalan14

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    Mm yeah I'll take netflix app any day anyways I already have an account and used the ps3 for it and redo is good enough for blockbuster is going to fal with these two companies
     
  18. ep3n3wp

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    Evo + netflix +50"plasma = how the h3ll you doing that..
    I thought netflix wasn't playing nicely with or phones and froyo something about drm or not formatted correctly

    Please let me know how you doing this
     
  19. thadrizzle

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    i second that
     
  20. stainlessray

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    already said in details...;)
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    i am not buying it..... you can't because it requires silverlight to watch netflix.....not flash
     
  21. ep3n3wp

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    Silver light that's what it was... I knew netflix wasn't playing nice with our phones...

    But if he is doing this and watching netflix on his tv I want to know how asap...
    I kinda think this is as true as a $3.59 dollar bill
     
  22. tmwilsoniv

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    Connect computer to Evo (wireless or tethered)

    Configure nternet connection to allow networking

    Add Netflix device to exception list for firewall & anti-virus software

    Make or buy a criss-cross ethernet cable & connect laptop to Netflix enabled device.

    Done correctly, this cable will turn your laptop into a router, letting you surf the web on your computer, while talking on and surfing on your Evo, and watching Netflix on your television, all at the same time.


    Anything is easy once you know how to do it!!
     
  23. ep3n3wp

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    Oh... I thought you were using hdmi cable and streaming from your phone to tv....
     
  24. ARR22

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  25. stainlessray

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    already said in details...;)
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    i'm sure there are some people who would benefit from this use, but i think most of us are looking for a way to stream netflix to our phones as standalone devices......
     
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