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  1. colnago

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    Just a heads up:

    Netflix app on Android updated to work on 24 models including Galaxy S, Droid 3 (update: tablets too!) -- Engadget

    I had to download the .apk from the xda link, and enable installs from "Unknown Sources", but its working pretty well over "4G". However I don't think that the app interface, nor stream is optimized for the Sensation's resolution. At least not the version that I installed (from MegaUpload site). That, or they are just going to run at a manageable resolution, as I'm sure they expect a high amount of cellular users. It doesn't look "bad", but you can see the pixelation...especially in subtitles (IP Man 2 :)). Video itself plays pretty smoothly though.

    FWIW, it looks like Netflix is really stepping up their streaming catalog.
     

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    Update: I just finished watching Ip Man 2 over wifi (one day I'll measure data over 4G unless someone beats me to it...I guess tomorrow would be best since its end of the billing cycle :)) and video stream was smooth the entire way through. No sync issues with audio/video.
     
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    Update 2 (data usage): I watched 10 minutes of another (Donnie Yen) movie, and per the "My Account" app for T-Mo USA customers, I used about 80 MB.

    So for a 1hr 30min movie, I'd use about 720-750MB or so.

    Just a heads up if you're ever "out" and want to catch a "flix". Hopefully you'll be near wifi.


    edit - Doh! Missed this under the "Manage Account" section:


    Manage Video Quality
    We know that some of you have Internet data caps and we want to make it easier for you to manage how much data you use.
    We offer 3 video quality settings to help you manage your data usage. No matter what level you choose, your Netflix membership price will remain the same.

    1. Good quality (up to 0.3 GB per hour)
    2. Better quality (up to 0.7 GB per hour)
    3. Best quality (up to 1 GB per hour, or up to 2.3 GB per hour for HD)
     
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    right before I download the .apk. it's saying the content is not supported on the phone. no application can be found to open this file.

    what should I do??
     
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    Are you sure you are downloading the .apk? I got that message when trying to download a .exe file (was the wrong link).

    Filename is: com.netflix.mediaclient_246.apk

    Download page is:http://www.multiupload.com/XTEWL8CLCZ

    I got mine from the MegaUpload link.
     
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    Yep, that's where I got mine and it works great on the sensation.
     

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