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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shalemail, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Whats the best way to get some movies on the Atrix? I will be on vacation in mid March and I want to be able to stream movies via HDMI cable to my flat screen in my hotel? Any ideas?
     

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  2. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    There are lots of sites you can stream movies from. Some pirated, some legit. Just stream through your browser.

    Youtube has lots of movies (mostly older movies), you just have to search.
     
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  3. ranova

    ranova Android Enthusiast

    Plex to stream movies/tv shows from your pc
    playon to stream netflix/hulu, etc

    not sure if they work with the hdmi cable, probably not, until hdmi mirroring is enabled
     
  4. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Slingbox or Sling adapter (DishNetwork users).

    ;)

    Actually Netflix "streaming" should work in "webtop" mode.
     
  5. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    And these are "whole" movies, the entire thing? (youtube) I did not know that.

    What are these "other" sites (some legit some not legit) that have movies, or if you can't say ... what sort of thing would one search for to find said sites?
     
  6. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    Hmm I was in Att today and saw the Blockbuster app installed on the display model. Is it just not working but there?
     
  7. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    Also last I knew if you rooted you could get full access to Hulu an that was Evo
     
  8. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
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    it works (sort of) takes you to a screen that says come back in 2 weeks and you get 2 free movie downloads, thanks for your patience.
     
  9. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
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    No idea I have never rooted a phone.
     
  10. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Yea full movies on youtube. They'll probably be broken up in 10 minute segments but all the links will be in the descrption. The best way to search on youtube is to include the "year" and type "part 1" with the name of the movie. For example "Bad Boys 1983 part 1"

    Can't really say without breaking forum rules. Your best bet is to just google. For example, if you want to watch the movie Avatar .... "stream Avatar online", "watch Avatar online" etc
     
  11. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Android Enthusiast

    Pretty sure Netflix is not coming to any Tegra 2 devices though I could be wrong. So far only Qualcomm powered devices are being supported due to their DRM support.
     
  12. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    There is a section here on rooting and there should be a section over at XDA forums as well but i always tell people RESEARCH RESEARCH AND ONE LAST TIME RESEARCH if its your first time rooting and read it til you understand and know the consequences
     
  13. DT

    DT Android Expert

    FYI, Amazon has streaming movies/TV now, and if you happen to be a Prime customer (we are), it's free. A few reports indicate the Flash based video front end works on Android devices. I haven't tried it yet, but when I do, I'll report back!
     
  14. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation


    I tried it and it works. I wish the movies were more recent but it's still a nice feature.
     
  15. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    And how does one become a "PRIME CUSTOMER" at Amazon.com?
     
  16. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    I think it's $79 a year and you get free 2 day shipping on most purchases. It's a pretty good deal if you order a lot of stuff from Amazon like I do.

    BTW - you get a 1 month free trial with all the perks. If you don't like it, just discontinue your prime membership. It's a win-win situation.
     
  17. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    Good deal, I could do the trial membership for March and that would cover my vacation.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  18. Evil.Bonsai

    Evil.Bonsai Android Enthusiast

    Just a note, PLAYON does not work with NETFLIX. Netflix Play Now (streaming) only works with Silverlight. However, Hulu does work quite well.

    For those that aren't familiar with it, Playon runs from your PC and streams channels to your phone. Needs wifi as they need to be connected to the same network.
     
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