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Does Hulu and Netflix stream on the Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by cb3FSU, Dec 9, 2009.

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    I am waiting for mine to come in the mail and Im wondering if you can stream from these sites as you would from a laptop.

    Anyone tried this yet?
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    Nope, since there is no flash on the Droid as of yet.
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    Just wait till next summer :) or maybe sooner
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    If there is no flash how does it play youtube? I thought that was flash based? I thought all of the apps were created in flash?

    How could they not have flash for this thing?
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    Only the Htc Hero, I guess the Eris support native flash. No other phone does. Adobe Flash Labs are working on getting it to all phones, except the iPhone :)
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    You can play you tube videos on the droid. Regarding flash I was on a web page with mine the other day that requires Adobe Flash player. The content would not display but the message from Adobe was that a flash player for Android is due out in January.
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    January sounds much better than next summer. 16 gigs gets swallowed up pretty quickly when you start loading up video files. Streaming Netflix and Hulu will be awesome and a huge space saver.
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    hulu

    I am going to find out tonight
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    Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 is coming to Android™ 2.0 and future releases in the first half of 2010 Copyright © 2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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    YAY!!!! I have been waiting for this, as have many others!
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    Lol let's not be vague there adobe lol. First half.. sounds awesome. Figured a company like adobe would alittle better at predicting things then that.
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    Probably want to have wiggle room if they have to release in March. Mabye we'll get luck and see it in January. Can't wait for this though.
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    knowing it's on it's way is good enough for now...
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    netflix streamin'

    I don't think you'll be able to stream netflix even when flash comes out because on the netflix site it says minimum system requirements are a 1 ghz processor. I believe the droid is only 600 mghz. Anyone got an idea about this? Flash support is definetly coming soon and I also would love to stream netflix.
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    at this moment no phone supports flash or have the hardware not even the hero or eris. the only phone in android line up to be able to handle the adobe flash will be the motorola droid no other phone in the android line up has the hardware to handle it.
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    ok let me correct you this flash lite not full flash 10 which will only be available on moto droid:icon_ devil: my friends dumb phone has the same flash as the Hero.:icon_eek:

    the reason for using Flash Lite is quite simple actually. The reason is the difference in raw CPU (processor) power between PC and mobile devices. A flash application can easily bring a low-cpu device to a grinding halt with excessive video framerates, massive sound files, and complex animation, not to mention simple programming loops too. It also has "mobile specific" commands, like detecting the signal strength, battery status, vibrate etc, which the PC version doesn't. Adobe's Flash lite 2 for example, is basically a much less sophisticated version, in fact its similar to Flash 5 up to Flash 7 in terms of capabilities. Later PC flash player releases for PC/Mac etc had more processor intensive instructions, so by Adobe using older tech, they simply insured the widest possible target audience, otherwise people would open a CPU intensive flash file, and it would crash their device/phone, giving them a bad reputation as system platform creators. Don't forget that smartphones are multitasking, and are consequently doing a lot of instructions in the background while you are surfing or playing the file, so any app which brings the system to a halt threatens both the user experience and the stability of the machine, after all the last thing you want to do is reset your phone every time you see flash content. Interestingly, the new Google Motorola Droid Android phones allegedly have built in "full Flash 10".
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    Ok I never said full flash I said flash. I doubt highly that your friends non smart phone can play games on mini clips? We were just talking about flash in general not the specs of the phone. Thanks though.
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    The videos that cell phones stream from youtube are not Flash videos, they use the 3GP codec, which is pretty universal amongst cell phones.
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    Don't forget the Samsung Moment, it's processor may be ARM 11 based, but it's running at 800mhz, it's a powerhouse as well.
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