No Netflix for HTC Evo Shift?

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  1. maduin

    maduin New Member

    I don't get why if Shift is supposed to be faster than the standard Evo, and that you can get a rooted workaround to trick it to work, why not just include it in the list of devices that it will work on. I'm no tech head, but when I see that something will work on an HTC Evo, I think that it should work for my Evo Shift as well...

    Gets frustrating when you toss down 400 bucks on something that supposed to have all the "bells and whistles" to find out you can only run half the 'shiz other devices do.

  2. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    patience grasshopper..
  3. Justinlara313

    Justinlara313 Well-Known Member

    Ill give it a few weeks and they'll have it up and running for the shift.
  4. jasonfedelem

    jasonfedelem Member

    Keep in mind that manufacturers/carriers don't take rooted devices into account. The Shift has an 800 MHz processor and all the devices on the approved list have over 1 GB, so I'm guessing that at least initially, there is a 1 GB threshold.
  5. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    But if you have read anything about both the evo and the shift, you should know that while it is rated at "only" 800 mhz, it runs a lot of tasks faster than the evo. It is also capable of being overclocked to 1.6ghz. That is damn fast. Just because Sprint doesn't use it to it's full potential doesn't mean you can't. Root it. Do what you want how you want, as fast or faster than everyone else.;)
  6. GotDroid?

    GotDroid? Member

    Here's a link to a thread over at xda forums, I installed the new netflix apk but like everyone else could only get sound no video.....Somewhere in the thread a user explains how to rewrite the build to try and get it to work, but I haven't tried it yet. Let me know if anyone does. Also I see users that are running some custom roms that are seeing results, but i'm running CM7, and so far its not working for us.

    Net Flix - xda-developers
  7. theboreingone

    theboreingone New Member

    I can get the point where a movie wants to launch, then it kicks back to the queue. Come on, Netflix, just let us watch a friggin' movie!
  8. jasonfedelem

    jasonfedelem Member

    Agreed, but the reason its not on the list is because the carriers don't take root into account.

    Has anyone gotten it working on root yet? I'm not a Netflix subscriber so can't test, and honestly haven't rooted my Shift yet either since its still under warranty and I do use the NASCAR app.
  9. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    Some people reported having it working but It seems to vary from ROM to ROM. I have tried it on multiple ROM's and changing the build.prop and farthest I've got is it plays videos fine with audio but no picture.
  10. theboreingone

    theboreingone New Member

    I got it to play "Batman Forever" ONCE with video/audio (looked great), and nothing since....GRRRR
  11. rickymmx

    rickymmx New Member

    Got netflix on my Evo Shift! It's moody but man does it get the job done. Anyway here is what I did...
    Download .netflix.mediaclient apk from [DEV][APP] Netflix Updated 03-28-11 - xda-developers
    ROM=NFX 2.0 (other sense ROMs reported working)
    Kernel=X99percent #8 (x99kernel)

    It crashed 100% of the time when I tried to fast forward (don't say I didn't warn ya)
    Had trouble with the 'resume' button.
    Other than that I've been having a blast! :) :)
  12. t3084

    t3084 Well-Known Member

    if you search the web you can find netflix modified for unsupported devices.

    I'm not sure what they did, but I can run it on my Lg optimus M @ stock 600MHz.
  13. kiddk1

    kiddk1 Well-Known Member

    I am really pissed that HTC is "screwing" ove those of us who bought the newer htc shift by giving the evo netflix and gingerbread before the shift
  14. mars6277

    mars6277 Member

    Just bumping this thread because i randomly noticed netflix was availble for the shift via the market today! And didnt see it posted here recently...
    Joshbear and ginglish like this.
  15. Joshbear

    Joshbear Well-Known Member

    I had downloaded the file online about a month and a half ago and it worked completely flawless, but it's still nice to see it officially supported now. Thanks!
  16. Kori_Tamashii

    Kori_Tamashii Well-Known Member

    All it ever tells me is that it can't connect and to try again later.
  17. Joshbear

    Joshbear Well-Known Member

    Mine does that when I don't have a strong 3G signal.
  18. Kori_Tamashii

    Kori_Tamashii Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter if I have a good signal, or a great signal. Plus, doesn't work at all when I'm on wifi, either.
  19. GR8BigCheese

    GR8BigCheese Member

    Inotice it too and initially got the inability to connect but now can watch on WiFi, 4G, and even 3G!
  20. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member

    Got a new Shift this weekend. Netflix is available from the market, but it won't play any videos.
  21. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member


    Posted that, tried again, and it worked.
  22. 956moe

    956moe Member

    :( any updates on this?
  23. kbrn

    kbrn Well-Known Member

    Netflix works flawless in my shift, running 2.3
  24. GR8BigCheese

    GR8BigCheese Member

    For me, it works 50-70% of the time on 3G and 100% of the time on 4G and WiFi.
  25. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member

    Umm...yeah...this one that I posted 1 minute later. ;P

    I can't say that I have used Netflix on my phone since, though.

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