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  1. rushmore

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    You can blame Blockbuster bloatware. Blockbuster will be asking for their money back if Netflix is put on the TB or any other Blockbustered device. Kudos to HTC flipping the dime for my Incredible, at any rate :)

    Not joking about Blockbuster being the issue.

    The 8655 is in the Revolution that is getting Netflix, but no Blockbuster bloat on that.

    Added: I have an iPod 4 and Netflix plays as good on my Inc on 3g as my iPod does with wifi. Netflix cache process is near amazing. Incredible has a much larger display for widescreen compared to iPod. TB would be even better.

    The one hope is the Blockbuster deal is only a short term one and later in the year the TB gets Netflix
     

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    There is a special circle of hell for anyone associated with Blockbuster.

    Since nobody knows the date, Satan's minions could come for the souls of all Blockbuster employees any day now. Once they are all burning in the unending fires of blackest hell, Blockbuster's contracts in the natural world would no longer be binding.
     
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    Blockbuster is close to toast, so maybe there is still a chance :)
     
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    I think the deal with Blockbuster was to bundle their app with the phone when purchased. They cannot however prevent the user from downloading an app that is freely available in the Android market.
     
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    Blockbuster is a total piece of shit, and Verizon should releace a special upgrade just to eradicate it from all phones.
     
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    Guys, guys (and girls), calm down... Netflix says that there are more phones that are going to be getting the app. What they did was release the app for phones that they know supported the video playback they were using. If you notice the phones that are listed none of them are brand new. They are releasing the app to phones that have been out a while and are not cutting edge tech.

    They will release the app for other phones (including the TB) as soon as they get comfortable that it can run well. Would you rather they release it for all phones and it not run or wait for them to optimize it for each group of phones they release it for?

    Patience young padawans....
     
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    How crazy is this though, that having an older phone is an advantage for a change?!? Gave my wife my Droid X and got the Tbolt, and watched in sadness as she enjoyed streaming netflix goodness last night at a lame party while I was without entertainment. Curse you, cutting edge technology!!!!

    :)


    I can even verify that Netflix runs without a single hiccup on old school Droid 1 too, rooted or stock. Can't catch a break!
     
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    well there are more older devices than newer devices. So its kinda smart to release their app for the older devices. That way they might get more subscriptions. I have an incredible so I am not really worried.
     
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    I thought I read that there's already a version of the Netflix app that will work on more rooted phones.

    Edit: Here's the thread:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/ha5oh/root_how_to_edit_your_buildprop_to_make_netflix/

    This was really good news as it seems to contradict, or at least relativize, some of what that Qualcomm guy was saying at MWC. For unrooted phones, or rooted ThunderBolts, I think it's just a matter of time until Netflix (and others) update their software to work on the Thunderbolt.

    BTW, I doubt Blockbuster has anything to do with this. It was added to the Evo 4G in an OTA update a while back.
     
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    I had the same issue, got rid of the Inc. and a day later the app was announced (and, it's available on the EVO so what gives?) Then, the NEXT day we get an OTA that causes constant problems.

    i wouldn't say i'm a cry baby, but i get being bummed.
     
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    Also works on mine. Don't let it be updated as I think it's an older version.
     
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    This whole thing is pretty stupid. Netflix works on the two Nook Color's that my kids have. All I had to do was change the model and manufacturer in the build.prop file and it works. Quality is not perfect...but good enough is much better than nothing.

    My wife has the first gen iPad and Netflix works on that as well...so here I am with two devices that both released this year and I get no love from Netflix.

    My Thunderbolt and Galaxy Tab (WiFi only) = Fail regardless of "tweaks" to the build.prop file.

    I'm thinking that when Netflix hired Android coders...they didn't get the cream of the crop LOL. We've been waiting for Netflix for over a year now and they finally release it for 5 phone models...that's pretty ridiculous IMO.
     
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    I think they are targeting phones that have more users and the Google flagship models. I don't understand how almost every other developer can produce a product that runs on most of not all phones with at least froyo and netflix can't make an app that runs on half of the phones out without having to root. I'm thinking they rushed it out because Google announced the movie rental service and figured XDA would do most their work for them.
     
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    Yeah...they definitely went with flagship devices that already had large #'s of users. They probably wanted to "shut up" as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. But 5? 5 phones are officially supported? Haha! That's just funny. They have an entire section of their website dedicated to "Netflix for your Android Phone" and they have 5 phones listed? They even numbered them 1-5 LOL!

    Netflix: Rent as many movies as you want for only $8.99 a month! Free Trial

    I'd be embarrassed to put it out like that...

    I've been refreshing that page just to see what phone will be #6 :D
     
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    You will be disappointed when it shows the droid 1, G1, and LG ally ad the next the supported phones
     
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    Netflix now working on ThunderBolt with CM7.1, which is a new version of CM7 (ROM with stock Android UI) now available over at xda.

    Thanks, Robrecht
     
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    You sire just made me spit out my coffee!!!

    I think the problem with apps like Netflix, is that you aren't just dealing with Netflix. They have to make sure that the movies are 100% copy protected to appease the MPAA idiots. So they are going to have to test the newer phones until the MPAA and networks sign off on them.

    I know that the chips in the TB have the necisary DRM, but it is new hardware and the MPAA and networks are going to have to approve before Netflix will release anything. They are not going to kill the goose, it is the same reason why Hulu blocked mobile devices.
     
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    I feel for you guys. I have a EVO and was suprised that the Tbolt did not get Netflix at the same time. My friend who has a Tbolt gives me crap about being on Sprint so I texted him a screenshot of Sout Park playing on Hulu on my EVO.
     
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    We got Hulu. We want Netflix!! Haha.
     
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    I talked to a Netflix tech support dude and he said that HTC is the one that is creating the app, NOT Netflix, since HTC knows how to put the security measures in place for their specific phones. That's why the Incredible already has it but it doesn't work on the TBolt. Supposedly, their working on it now.

    We'll get it eventually...

    Now's good.
     
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    How/Where did you get Hulu?
     
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    I couldn't locate the original post but this is what to do

    Download the zip file below.

    Then with root explorer, make sd card r/w (read/write) not r/o (read only).

    Copy the 4 files to the sd card area - data/data/com.adobe.flashplayer/lib and paste. When it ask you to overwrite the files say yes..

    Now open browser and go into settings and uncheck mobile view (it will not work with mobile view active).

    Restart Phone then go to Hulu.com and enjoy...

    If you notice that videos stop playing or freezin (some people have stated) You can uninstall the updates from flash 10.3 in the market and then reinstall flash again then go into the zip file and just extract the libflashplayer.so file and copy that to the same place listed above. You should be good then


    Found the original Thread - [MOD] Flash 10.3 Working HULU Updated: 5/13/11 - xda-developers
     

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