Streaming Netflix?General


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  1. headyorganic

    headyorganic Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone tried to stream Netflix movies to their Incredible? I saw hulu gave weird, if not suspicious error messages when trying to play videos from there, but I have not yet heard the word about Netflix.
     

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    Rubik76 Well-Known Member

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  3. Jim Chapman

    Jim Chapman Well-Known Member

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    Netflix supports streaming only to Windows and Mac. If you try it on any other OS--Linux, Android, whatever--you will get a polite "sorry" message.
     
  4. elrabin

    elrabin Well-Known Member

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    Trying to go to Netflix's website and streaming will not work.

    However, Netflix recently was hiring Android devs. I'm pretty confident we have a streaming app with hopefully a queue management system included coming real soon.
     
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    Mr. Spontaneous Well-Known Member

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    Netflix on Windows/Mac requires Silverlight, not Flash. So, accessing the desktop streams from our devices would be impossible.
     
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    jojojoy2k New Member

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  7. SPEEDY168

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    Theres always FlashTV. You can watch HBO among other channels. Works good.
     
  8. BetaMan

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    They already have the ap on the iPhone and it's a form of Linux so it is just a matter of time and we'll have it in "grown-up" world too! :D
     
  9. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

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    Read the link above. Netflix developers are saying they cant do a full android app and are working with individual manufacturers. It wont be out until early 2011 and who knows what phones they will be getting out and when.
     
  10. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    iOS does NOT use the linux kernel, so it is not a form of linux. It's similar to linux (they're both unix-like) but is based on BSD (Just like OSX in general).

    And the main issue isn't technical, it's legal. They need the content providers to AGREE to the DRM protocol. And they are very nervous about android's open nature.
     
  11. BetaMan

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    Well, that just goes to show that I don't know beans about apples! HA!
     
  12. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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    Isn't silverlight a microsoft technology?? Seems weird that a mac would need this to use netflix
     

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