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Netflix For Android In Development!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by SEGA, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. SEGA
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    Netflix For Android Under Development

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    Popular movie rental service Netflix has confirmed the internal development of an official Netflix Android application, according to Electronista.


    The company has reportedly hired several developers well-versed on the Android platform in order to produce the application. The company is also looking to bring aboard even more Android developers to build the app.


    According to a Netflix employee, “The way Android is blowing up it would be stupid of us to ignore [the development of an application].
    An unofficial Netflix player is available on the Android Market, though it is swarmed with complaints, from battery drainage to advertisements overdone.​
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    Awesome can't wait for instant streaming. What is the unofficial app?
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    Very cool, might just make me rethink my decision to cancel my Netflix membership.

    Although, with Blockbuster not being able to run on a stock Droid, what are the odds this will?
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    have you tryed out the live tv app is runs really well i dont see why netflix wouldnt be able to make a app for the original droid
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    yay!! love netflix
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    What are the chances that silverlight for android gets done before this? Theoretically, if we had silverlight we could just watch netflix via the browser.
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    I read a lil buzz about this a few months back. Netflix would be a great service to add to Android. With Netflix and a slingbox (with app) and a phone supporting a good HDMI output, you would be a walking "something to do" big time. I mean, the slingbox thing isn't needed, but I'm hyped about it for NFL Sunday ticket this year. If I have to use the bathroom I will never miss a moment ever again! I don't know how many times my wife was like "Ooooh you just missed an awesome play!".

    Back to Netflix: Awesome addition to our phones, can't wait!
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    On that note, someone in another thread on these forums said he had the slingbox app and he had set up his xbox (or some other console) with the netflix disc so he could watch netflix on his phone now.
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    Theoretically Yes, Netflix system requirements, No
    Moto Droid anyway, thats why the app is key.
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    Hmmm cool idea! I never thought of that.
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    Yeah, silverlight and microsoft can take a hike.
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    I actually like Silverlight allot, runs very sold.
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    Well, I'm anti-microsoft whenever I can be.

    Here's the quote. I was wrong about the xbox:

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    Yeah, I remember the announcement that came out about NetFlix hiring a position for an Android developer. So while I figured this was coming out, it's even better to get a confirmation from them now.

    I just hope that it doesn't cause problems like switching from my xBox to PC to BluRay player does. each time I have to re-activate it. I hope they build in some sort of memory to remember the devices. If they are worried about multiple users using devices at the same time, why not only allow 1 to be active at a time?
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    i have instant streaming nexflix lets you have i think 6 instant streaming devices activated at one time. i have had 2 computers activated and two xboxs activated and i never have to reactivate them. if u go into netlix on ur computer u should be able to manage ur instant devices
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    I spoke with a Netflix rep about six weeks ago about multipul devices streaming their service. The rep told me that you can have several device allowed on the service you can only have two running/playing at a time. The servers need to reset after that and there is about a two hour delay if you were for example watching on your xbox 360 and someone else was on the desktop. If you stop watching on the desktop and tried to watch on (hopefully soon), your Driod it wouldn't work. I tried this myself by using two or our three 360's and then jumped on my computer. The error message read something like you service had been temporarily suspended. Just F.Y.I.
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    Great. Something else to run my battery down even faster. Lol dancedroid
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    Thanks copo & joey. I've had the 2 at a time + HD subscription for almost 3-4 years now but always had to reactivate when switching between the devices. I'm going to go check it out.
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    Can't wait. Hope this comes soon

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    Netflix on the droid would be great. Can't wait to see it!