Netflix coming to Android?


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  1. Jareth Cutestory

    Jareth Cutestory Member This Topic's Starter

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    Netflix Targeting Android Next

    I think this is great. Currently have the streaming service for my 360 and it's dynamite. If they decide to let the subscribers who already have it on another platform use it for Android too it would be even better. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. boomhower

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    I can't wait. With all the new titles available for streaming I am very excited.
     
  3. navkat

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    I've been waiting for this, myself.

    Ever since Netflix announced an opensource free-for-all to iPhone devs, I've been hoping Android wouldn't be too far behind.

    Now, if Sprint would only get off their behinds and release an official Eclair (I'm not wiping my phone twice in one month for the leaked version and then the de-bugged version) I'll have Flash and about a dozen, little irritations will be a moot point. :)
     
  4. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

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    i would never watch netflix on my phone it wouldnt look good streaming to it...not to mention how quick you battery would die.

    what i would like is a app to mess with my instant queue?is there one already?
     
  5. Qnz92Lude

    Qnz92Lude Active Member

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    Yes download phone flicks works fairly well but can force close some times.
     
  6. hempwallace

    hempwallace Well-Known Member

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    I'm really not too interested in watching anything from Netflix on a 3" phone screen. Now an Android platform like the Notion Adam is an entirely different animal.
     
  7. centauress

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    Ahh, but this is exactly what you do! Write it so you can watch on ANY Android! That's exactly what Android was made for! Get it to work on any vanilla-phone, then sense-equipped phone and finally, on the target tablets.

    I myself have an external 4400 mAh battery. I could watch a movie or two with it attached to my phone. As a plus, I'd get in trouble with a tablet that I don't get into with a PDA-phone.
     
  8. NYCHitman1

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    I don't even think our Hero would be able to support this. Nexus One, EVO, and some other android OS behemoths will probably support it and run flawlessly.
     
  9. centauress

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    C'mon, guy. If you can stream to a Roku device, - which I have - Streaming to a Hero would actually be LESS of a hassle. Streaming video is just like streaming audio, just more data per second.
     
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    Our phone can barely support streaming Youtube videos so what in your mind would allow you to think that it would stream Netflix of all things.
     
  11. centauress

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    It's not our phone that can't support it, it's the operating system. People on THIS FORUM have reported that YouTube works dandy on the cracked versions of 2.1.

    And if you look at the guts of a Roku unit, it's even skimpier than a PALM, let alone an Android. So that's not a problem either.

    The only thing that is putting a roadblock in this is the 1.5 OS. Get it to > 1.6 and that's suddenly gone.
     
  12. navkat

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    Exactly.

    If you cruise over to your netflix account right now via the phone's browser, the main thing that prevents you from using the browser viewer is the absence of Adobe Flash. Eclair (2.0, 2.1) is releasing with flash, so that shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Nope. I'm running fresh 2.0d (2.1 ROM) with the new flash and just checked netflix and it doesn't play.
     
  14. centauress

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    So that means that Netflix will have to do their voodoo routine and sacrifice a few chickens to create a Android portal for us...

    Hopefully quickly, at that. I got the goat bones if they need them...
     
  15. anacrusis

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    Android will likely be the OS on the Asus Eee Pad. That would make perfect sense for Netflix to support Android devices.
     
  16. Lozer_Kid

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    I'd be interested on that too!!! lol Hulu should make an app for Android as well!!! :p
     
  17. centauress

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    As I said above, PDA's are overlooked in my job; I'd love to be able to peep Netflix on my soon-to-be-bought EVO.

    All 'dat and an HDMI output? Yeah, I'll be there...
     
  18. marvinrock

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    Any update on this netflix for android thing?
     
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    Even if it is a small screen, there are a ton of movies I watch just to listen to... (???) Fletch, Spies Like Us, Real Genius, just about any good comedy can be watched from a small screen because the dialog is what is important. I will be downloading the day it comes out...
     
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    I just want SOME sort of quality free video streaming service. I would accept piping it from my OWN computer, or a good website. I have Hulu and Netflix, and I just want good video on my phone.

    I can't be the only person that wants this.

    I've got streaming music working GREAT with subsonic, Pandora, A-OK radio (for shoutcast radio stations) but video, not so much.
     
  22. toasty

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    Awesome, now I can be disappointed by Netflix's on-demand selection on the go, too!!! ;)
     
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