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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, May 22, 2011.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    Finally, something the non-rooted community can hold over its super-user counterpart. Google has decided to block users, with rooted devices, from accessing the Google Movies service. Users with rooted devices are greeted with a rage-inducing “Failed to fetch license…” error whenever they try to load a movie for viewing. Google has come out and flatly [...]

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Wow, so dumb.

    Another example of treating people as thieves.

    If someone can root, I'm sure they know how to find movies. So now people who root have to pirate instead of pay.

    Genius.
     
  3. Drhyde

    Drhyde Android Enthusiast

    Gee this will last how long? There hasn't been a phone, program, or barrier that hackers can't get around. The movie studios and the MPAA are only making themselves look foolish.
     
  4. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    At $3 a movie this was on life support before it started.
    Non-issue for me....... was not going to use it anyway.
     
  5. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Me either. Some think the studios were behind this. Phone is rooted, they lose control.
     
  6. Colchicine

    Colchicine Android Expert

    The only time I would use this is if I REALLY wanted to see a movie before it go onto Netflix. Otherwise, it's a waste of Google's time.
     
  7. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Android Expert

    My first thought too...any of us saavy enough to root/flash roms can easily download a movie torrent.
     
  8. sirsilent

    sirsilent Newbie

    Way too expensive anyway for movies on a phone. But why would anyone copy a low res movie on a phone if there are much easier ways to download high quality movies?
     
  9. HashAttack

    HashAttack Lurker

    Dude this sucks!

    Methinks its just a way for Google to say they r doing something about piracy though... so maybe more movie studios will jump on bored

    HashAttack
     
  10. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    So much for G's "Open" farce. But who cares. Netflix rocks!
     
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

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