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Have any sites confirmed Netflix will work on the Thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by oresteez, Apr 6, 2011.

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    This is one of the last things I need to know before I make the plunge. I want to run Netflix on the phone, and I can foresee the data usage being ridiculously high, so unlimited data would be nice... :)

    If I had to, I would root the phone if required. But I don't want to feel required to do that for this to work... I wish Netflix would just stop beating around the bush--it works with iphone and Windows--stop stalling!
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    Seems like you answered your own question :)
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    There is no Netflix on the TB at this time.
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    The main reason netflix is not on android is that they have to meet DRM regulations and with so many hardware variations running android it is hard to come up with a solution that will fit them all.

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    Does that mean it will definitely be possible if you are rooted?
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    Rooted or not you will have to wait for an official app to get Netflix. Sorry

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    You can rent and buy movies on Blockbuster for the TB. I don't know how they solved the issues Netflix is having???

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    I installed it and didn't work and I'm rooted

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    I understand that completely.. :)

    I just want to make sure it will even be potentially possible to watch Netflix over the Thunderbolt.

    Some of the articles I had read were saying that it might not be possible on any phone except for the LG Revolution and probably the dual core phones. The TB might not be supported.

    Would rooting it basically bypass any incompatibilities with the app (whenever it finally comes out?)
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    I'd hate to buy a phone without knowing whether it can stream movies. :)
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    Haha!
    If I only wanted to make phone calls, I'd reactivate my RAZR!
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    Lol im sure netflix is going to work with all android devices...just have to wait for slow netflix to make the dang app...and yeah having unlimited 4g on tb is amazing because when verizon caps the data you can brag that you have unlimites 4g :p

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    You can use mobile hotspot for an ipod touch, i've done this quite a few times.
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    you're gonna have to wait for the netflix and if you're with verizon wireless you should have unlimited data so u can stream as much as you want for free

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    verizon will never have their data capped because if they do everyone will switch to a prepaid plan with unlimited data ...I don't see this happening anytime soon

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