Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mikeeh, Oct 17, 2008.
would be nice to have
Instant on Android would be amazing..
yes it would be
Yeah I know 3.5g is fast but to get that type of wireless download speed we would need to be on Sprints network holy crap that shit is fast
Sprint is EVDO, which is 3G technology. You can be EVDO 1.5MB or EVDO 3MB, the question I have been unable to find an answer to is will Tmo be 3MB?
Instant On would be neat, but I think they'd have to make it a WiFi-only deal, similar to the Amazon and Market Apps.
So it doesn't do instant streaming, but damn near everything else. I just downloaded Queueman from the android market's Entertainment section and you guys may find it useful.
QueueMan - Netflix Management for Android
QueueMan ? Trac
Actually there is no reason why you couldn't stream Netflix on a phone.
I can stream a movie from netflix on my PC at home where I only have roadrunner "light" which is 768kbps.... that's .7mbit.
My phone consistently pulls 1200-1800kbps... twice as fast as my home internet.
The quality isn't that bad at home, CERTAINLY wouldn't be bad on a 480X320 landscape screen resolution. Running at native resolution it would look very crisp. Would just take alot of buffering.
Go watch a youtube video that you know the source of is high quality on your phone. Change the quality setting to "high quality" if you have the newer youtube app. Look at how crisp that is... I can bare that If I've read correctly... youtube high quality streams H.264 at 864X480... when shrunk down to our screen size the result is beautiful and bandwidth happy too on a good 3G connection.
There's also an app out there called "Phoneflicks" that allows you to add movies to your queue... search movies, read reviews etc.
The windows mobile officially licensed Netflix app also showed movie trailers for the movies you would want to add to DVD or Instant Queue.
there is an app called PhonemyPC that is still in beta but it works great for messing with your pc on your phone, if you leave your computer on as long as its connected to wifi and signed in you can do anything on your computer from your phone. including stream netflix movies from your PC browser. now like i said its in beta so its only10$ right now and theres no sound yet but they say its comming soon and the company is very very good about keeping their word and replying to any emails you send to them with any questions or concerns about the app.
You do see how folks may be a little reluctant to use this as a Netflix solution, right?
It would work well if they just converted the movies to mp4 before stream... im able to steam from atdhe.net and iphonemoviez on 3g without buffer pretty easily. I dont even have to use my 4g.
wow thread necro. on a related note I just tried to stream it through my phone seemed to be owrking fine until silverlight was needed
I know the internet speed would not be the issue. I regularly watch streaming videos on my laptop while connected to the internet via tethering
where is it? IPHONE has had it forever, good lord, i might be going back to iphone if htey dont hurry up!
By "Forever" you mean less than a month right. Because that's how long iPhone has had Netflix. Since August 26th, 2010. That was years ago.
My question is this. How does netflix make all these apps for all these different platforms? It takes time and money to develop an integrated program to stream movies. Someone's got to pay for it. So is netflix fronting the cost? Hoping that enough new subscriptions would come from it? Or is Google expected to pay netflix for development, hoping that a netflix app with sell more phones? If the latter is true. I feel like we'll be waiting much longer than we think.
I wrote a comment about this a while back, and I noticed a key issue that you left out is that it only runs at about 3fps on the lowest quality so even with sound it would still be hard to watch through phonemypc b/c of how choppy it is.
i read in a forum somewhere that netflix has been working on an app for android to stream instantly. guess around the time the iphone got theirs someone saw an opening on their website looking for an android app dev
Still nothing and now windows mo 7 is going to have it.
WHY GOOGLE WHY!?!?
Hey kids, kind of on-topic, is there a good app to manage your Netflix queue from your phone?
Yes there is a new one on Appbrain, came out like a month ago or so. I use Queman currently
Um...got a name?
It has nothing to do with Google.
Spelled it wrong. QueueMan