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Netflix for the Iphone is out, I wonder how long before Droid

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by thomasanderson, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. thomasanderson

    thomasanderson Well-Known Member
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    Netflix released their app for the Iphone today. It still pretty buggy. Hope they use the iphone to sort out all the issues and then give us Droid lovers the polished version soon. Ill be glad when big name companies decide that its beneficial to release apps for both platforms at the same time, kind of like they used to do for PALM and Windows mobile.
     

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  2. danarchy

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    Netflix has to support many platforms (smartphones, blu-ray players, media players, etc), but they are definitely working on it. As for a timeline, this article seems to indicate it might be a while before we see it, but at least they are hiring dedicated people for the Android platform:

    Netflix Streaming Is Coming to Your Android Phone [APP]

    At least manufacturers are starting to take Android seriously, some of them even abandoned Windows Mobile in favor of Android (before Windows Phone was even announced).
     
  3. sitlet

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    I use Flixter, woks pretty good.
     
  4. InstantKarma

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    Why only Droids? What do you have against other Android phones?

    :p
     
  5. Crodley

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    I was under the impression that Flixster only lets you access your netflix queue, but not the streaming movies that we're hoping for, am I wrong there?
     
  6. philly0128

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    no you're not wrong it doesn't allow streaming. at this point I wish I didn't close down my blockbuster account. I could have used the blockbuster app now.
     
  7. najaboy

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    Save for the fact that the BB app doesn't stream movies. It downloads the full movie to your phone for a limited time viewing (with no tv out) at a cost of ~$4 per movie.
     
  8. thomasanderson

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    Whats funny about that is that the Netflix app for iphone only allows for streaming and viewing your instant que(you cant manage your dvd que). So flixter is still necessary.

    I meant all Android phones, I was just using "Droid" as a colloquialism.
     
  9. dpeden3

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    I read once that there is a way to tell netflix that your android phone is not a phone but another laptop and then you can stream to it. Any thoughts on that?
     

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