Thursday, May 12, 2011

Netflix launch on Android

Hi, this is Roma De from the product team at Netflix.

We are thrilled to announce that we have begun to roll out a Netflix application for the Android platform. We are making the free app available for download from Android Market. The Market download will initially be available only on select phones that currently have the requisite playback support. We expect to quickly add to the number of phones that can download from Android Market as we work with ecosystem partners to expand playback support.

The Android platform is gaining rapid adoption in the mobile world and presents a great opportunity to reach more of our members. Because the platform has evolved so rapidly, there are some significant challenges associated with developing a streaming video application for this ecosystem. One of these challenges is the lack of standard streaming playback features that the Netflix application can use to gain broad penetration across all available Android phones. In the absence of standardization, we have to test each individual handset and launch only on those that can support playback. We are aggressively qualifying phones and look forward to expanding the list of phones on which the Netflix app will be supported. We anticipate that many of these technical challenges will be resolved in the coming months and that we will be able to provide a Netflix application that will work on a large majority of Android phones.

For additional details on supported phones check here.

733 comments:

  1. wow---it works so great---

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  2. a great start. hurrah to netflix.

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  3. It's a start... but these phones are mostly old. Should have focused on newer phones, such as the Thunderbolt. Here's to hoping that XDA can do it before you can! :)

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  4. Honeycomb 3.1 anybody?

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  5. Tablets? I'd love to watch NFLX on my Xoom...

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  6. Thank you! Any ETA on when the next batch will/may be approved? And more importantly, when will we see it hit tablets?

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  7. I am receiving the error: "Please make sure that your device's Date and Time settings are updated to the current date." The device is synced to TMO time service.

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  8. Ummm how about releasing the app to Canada. After all we already have Netflix service in Canada so why not have the app available?

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  9. Hey, good start. None of my family's Android devices are on this list, but I'm hopeful. However, you need other distribution methods for the application. Google only allows the Android Market on a subset of Android devices. The Amazon app store is a good place to go next. Better yet, how about allowing a direct download of the .apk right from the Netflix web site. I'm really looking forward to watching streamed stuff on my ViewSonic 10.1 inch tablet (which does NOT have access to Google's Android Market).

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  10. I have a tegra 2 viewsonic g tablet would love to use Netflix! Please help

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  11. How is it not available for the Droid X?

    Not. Cool

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  12. wonderful no thunderbolt support yet...

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  13. Ditto on Honeycomb for the xoom tablet please! I just got one today and am saying goodbye to the iPad Gen 1, but I'm really disappointed to discover no netflix app for me now.

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  14. Will it ever work on the iPad? Or we left at the whim of Steve Jobs and his total aversion to Flash, etc.?

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  15. How about an app without the streaming for non-supported phones? I'd like to be able to do queue management from my phone, even if I can't stream. (Not sure how often I'd want to watch on a tiny screen anyway.)

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  16. How is the thunderbolt not supported yet? ....4G, and one of the newest phones..

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  17. And when will Netflix stream to Blackberry devices? I am still waiting.

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  18. Hey netfix, Just use adobe air and you won't have to worry about the different phones; just like the new espn app.

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  19. "a lack of standard streaming playback features"

    such as ?

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  20. Droid 2 a must.... also get a real blogging site like Tumblr or Posterous. Jeez

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  21. Great news! Patiently awaiting compatibility on my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate 2.2

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  22. HUZZAH!

    Is this the part where we start chanting: USA! USA! USA! ?

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  23. Get this going for the moto Droid asap

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  24. So many other apps support far more devices. People would PAY for this app if you would just make it available to them!

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  25. Hoping to get access on my captivate w/ 2.2. None the less good job on getting the app out!

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  26. Definitely excited, since I have been waiting months for this. However, really disappointed it's not running on newer versions which were created for entertainment purposes like this (such as the X)!

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  27. No Thunderbolt or Xoom? So the flagship products of Verizon get no love at all...bush league move Netflix.

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  28. Now some Xoom love would be great. No netflix on android tablets = pretty big Fail!!!!

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  29. PlayBook, please.

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  30. Can't wait for this app on the samsung epic or droid 2

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  31. Good job, guys! It's working great. I hope that you can release it to more devices quickly, but I'm sure you're hard at work pleasing your userbase.

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  32. Can't wait for it on LG Optimus S!

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  33. Yay, I have one of the chosen phones! And it works really well!

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  34. Netflix blaming the Android 'ecosystem' for its failures to produce a decent app pretty lame. Hire Real developers they'll get the job done.
    5 phones supported where 3 of them are more than a year old is pathetic.

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  35. I have been waiting forever and a day for this and now you have basically stuck a big middle finger at me by not including my Droid X. Thanks for showing me you care about all your customers.

    Let's not forget about the fact that the Android App should have been first since it is more popular and it's users use more data for exactly this type of purpose.

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  36. I Really Hope The Droid X is on your priority list since it was launched as a multimedia phone

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  37. great news...but when will the htc thunderbolt be supported?

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  38. Do you have any plan to release it on Samsung galaxy S android 2.2 ?

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  39. How is this not supported on the HTC Thunderbolt - come on guys!

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  40. When will tablets get some Netflix love on Android?

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  41. When will Netflix get some love on WebOS?

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  42. Please release it on Amazon too, as Google Android Market doesn't support all Android appliances out there. Like the Entourage Edge, for example.

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  43. Why do you restrict it to certain devices when it's being ran on a plethora of rooted devices?

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  44. G2 but no G2X?????

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  45. EVO, but no EVO shift? WTH?

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  46. That's great news. Any idea when you'l be rolling it out to Android tablets? The iPad isn't the only tablet out there!

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  47. WTF No HTC INSPIRE 4G??? It's essentially the evo, or thunderbolt jus' AT&T

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  48. Why can't I install the Android Netflix application even though Netflix is available in Canada?

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  49. Can you adjust the app to allow us to manage our regular queue as well? Accessing the netflix.com website on android browser is slow

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  50. Ok, so you've got it on the android. Time to make it available to ALL linux OS systems.

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  51. Why is this not available for the HTC Thunderbolt? My husband's 1+ year old Incredible gets it, but my brand new 4G Thunderbolt is left out. So disappointing!

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  52. I've got it on my EVO and i just watched all of Full Metal Jacket from beginning to end on Sprint in a city I don't live in and it was great. Maybe that's disrespectful to Kubrick, but I've seen his film right anway. It was cool to see it this way because it made me think of shooting this film through an eyepiece. While the phone certainly doesn't do the film justice, it made me appreciate larger screens at the same time it helped me see this as a tool for discerning how to make great compositions without being overwhelemed by amazing Kubrick visual depth. Thanks, Netflix. Just awesome. I can't wait to try it on my galaxy tab when it gets there. Perfect!

    Also, for $10 a month I have unlimited data on my HTC EVO and it allowed me to watch this for free. Awesome.

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  53. So, when is support for Honeycomb devices going to be available? Surely they are modern enough and have enough processing power (being dual-core) to stream videos...

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  54. Come on. Why can't you do the HTC Thunderbolt. It's 4G. WTF. Make it for the HTC Thunderbolt please.

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  55. I don't understand why Netflix exluded the EVO Shift as an accepted 4g device for their Android app. Very Frustrating. :o(

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  56. Unfortunately, the App constantly crashes upon loading to my HTC Incredible (running android 2.2)

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  57. Thanks Roma for the update on the Netflix app for Android. i have been wanting to get a tablet to stream Netflix so I am toying with either the ipad2 or an android tablet. i am leaning toward android due to flash however i am an avid netflix streamer. Hopefully the app will be available soon not for just the phones but tablets as well.

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  58. Good to see that Netflix is finally supporting at least one type of Linux device! Can't wait for a desktop version..

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  59. Don't understand how Netflix is available on the HTC EVO and not on HTC Thunderbolt. This does not compute. The Thunderbolt is a better version of EVO.

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  60. What about mytouch 4g!?! Whack!

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  61. really guys 5 phones.... thanks a bunch *whoopie* UNDERWHELMED

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  62. Hey Netflix,
    Is there any chance you could post a list of the phones that you are planning on releasing the app for in the future? It would be great if you could have an estimated time of release for the phones as well. Since I'm already posting, how bout the Inspire 4G moving to the front of the pack? Thanks!

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  63. I'm surprised another company like Netflix has not come to fill the void that Netflix refuses to fill. Someone please give us streaming movies on the android!

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  64. Such a highly anticipated release and most of the press I've read is focused mostly on the LIMITED nature of the release. Congratulations on making your company look inept. Maybe there are legitimate technical difficulties, but 5 phones is pathetic. You will not convince me that Netflix couldn't manage to test more than 5 phones for this release, especially with the reports that other high profile phones (with root access) have been able to get this working by lying about the phone type. Of course Netflix couldn't care less about my ramblings since they're content to continue collecting my monthly subscription charges. Oh well, I'll go off and wait longer for them to support at least one of my Android devices or heck even my Linux desktop would be nice.

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  65. Lets roll this out already for all android devices. People are growing impatient and rightly so. The community has shown it works just fine on the vast majority of devices out there so there is NO excuse to drag this on any longer.

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  66. My Samsung Nexus S is compatible. However, I live in Canada, therefore my Country is not compatible? Let me know when we can have access to it please. I am already signed up with netflix and I have unlimited data on my cell because I work for a mobility carrier in Canada... I want netflix....

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  67. I took them six months to even get an app going after false promises. Now they make excuses about the compatibility of other Android devices. Not happy.

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  68. Cmon people, of course if netflix released for every phone it would use up all their bandwidth!

    2 EVO 4g :)
    2 EVO shift :(

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  69. This app needs to be setup so the movies can be played on a tv via phones with HDMI output.

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  70. This may help some of you people.

    Run Netflix on unsupported rooted Android phones:

    Credits to XDA members: chinly43, Darkomen64, dkymala, japzone

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

    1) Do Nandroid backup first

    2) Remount /system as r/w using Root Explorer

    3) Open /system/build.prop in Text Editor

    4) Edit the two lines as follows:

    - For Android 2.3 ROMs(CM7, Phiremod, ect...)
    ro.product.model=Nexus Sro.product.manufacturer=samsung
    -For Android 2.2 ROMs(Stock, Froyo, ect...)
    ro.product.model=HTC Vision ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
    5) Save & Exit

    6) Reboot

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  71. Hello. The new instant stream setup is terrible. Please listen to some of your customer feedback or you will become the next blockbuster. I called, now I am going to flood every board I can until I get something done. Enable us to add movies to our queue from instant stream if we can't stream a video. Also give us some suggestions to watch other movies closely associated to the one we are looking at like it was before.

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  72. Linux in the plans anywhere? Barring that are there any alternatives for Linux users?

    Love the service and I would hate to have to go to HULU plus or something. Windows isn't an option and is just a ridiculous waste of processing power for me.

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  73. hogwash...release it to all android or lose customers..Android OUTNUMBERS all iphones and win phones combined..

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  74. Not available for Motorola Droid X? that's stupid.

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  75. I second the comment about the G2x - this is a mean 4g phone, exceeding all necessary capabilities that streaming would require, yet you're ignoring it.

    As a long time Netflix customer that just switched to Android from WP7, I'm extremely disappointed.

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  76. Droid X and EVO are the almost identical, only difference is 4g and a front mounted camera and verizon vs sprint


    come on already...

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  77. I'm happy to see some progress - thank you! Now, just hurry up and expand the list of supported phones, please!

    Any way we can be notified when you expand support to our device? (I'd rather not have to check your site every day!)

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  78. First of all I must say I am happy to see this come to Android!

    Also I hope people see how this illustrates DRM is obviously flawed and how there needs to be more competition in this space. People would never allow Netflix to say to them "Oh you are running Windows on an HP computer? I'm sorry but Netflix only runs on Dells." This would obviously be a ridiculous thing to say, yet here we are.

    Netflix has claimed that the Android App took longer than iOS devices because of necessary DRM requirements that needed to be satisfied in the hardware of the various Android devices. This also is obviously flawed as we have seen dozens of posts on the XDA developers forums pop up over the last day, outlining how to get the .apk to work on other devices or blatantly posting modified .apks that have the device check removed. If that was true then you would not be able to run the app on other devices!

    Also, Dear Netflix.

    Please implement some sort of queue for instant streaming for Canadian customers.

    Thx
    Me

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  79. 90% of the comments are complaints... Netflix finally makes a long anticipated move into the right direction, but it's never enough, is it? Congrats to the people who can use Netflix on their Android now, everyone else, chill, things will roll out when they're ready, because I'm sure it's not going to end here :) ... oh, and by the way, my phone is unsupported, but I'm not complaining.

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  80. ! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pictures to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog.

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  81. You are all retarded. Stop complaining on lack of support for your precious device. They just explained in the blog about why it does not support it. They are working on it. BE THANKFUL FOR THEIR HARD WORK BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE TO MAKE AN APP AT ALL! So, although my own device isn't support, I still thank Netflix for all of their hard work they've done to bring their product to the Android OS. Thank you.

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  82. When I decide to switch to Verizon, my biggest problem was which phone. It was either Thunderbolt or iPhone. I asked if Thunderbolt gets Netflix. I was told it did. Then so I got it because 4G and bigger screen. Found out it didn't but would in May. Now it finally comes out but not for my phone. Now the question is. Switch phones, or cancel Netflix? Probably cancel Netflix. HBO Go works perfectly. Why is this such a problem?

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  83. Android market; how about overseas market? Man the f**k up Netflix.

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  84. So excited to hear about this. Gonna try it on my mom's Evo! Hopefully the Epic 4G is close to next in the running for testing and release! I will opt for a "Thank You,Netflix!" instead of the ungrateful "WTF" that so many others have posted.

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  85. It may sound like complaining. It's not, it's disappointment. Disappointment from loyal Netflix customers. And from Android customers as well. We've all stuck with Android devices in this iWorld. I just feel we deserve to be able to watch streaming Netflix movies on our Android devices, whether it be a phone or tablet. I have a Thunderbolt and, yes, I am disappointed and upset I have yet to do so. If it's available for the EVO, it should be for the Thunderbolt. I may even cancel my Netflix. We have the ability to stream with HBO Go. Netflix should be available too.

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  86. Yea! I'm thrilled that Netflix has started working with Androids. I appreciate that they are taking thier time to get more devices on the list list of phones for this app. I know that eventually my HTC Desire will be on that list but what the heck, I'm not dying without it RIGHT NOW! How lame to complain. Get over it - wait a little while and let them work things out. Netflix is a great company and seems to really care about their customer experience so maybe they are taking their time so when each and every phone gets approved we know it will work right and be a quality experience. C'mon guys give them a break!

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  87. No support for the myTouch 4G ?? Come on !!

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  88. When are you going to allow subscribers to erase history from their recently watched list? This is so basic, it is unbelievable that it doesn't already exist.

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  89. Although I am happy Netflix will soon support Android, the lack of support for Linux on computer viewing is extremely annoying. I see no reason why Netflix cannot offer their player as a tar gz. file, then the various Linux communities can compile it for their particular distributions. Android is a Linux distribution. How about remembering the rest of us? It makes perfect sense to at least support the top three platforms... they are in order: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    I stuck this comment here because Netflix doesn't seem to offer a suggestion box anywhere.

    I am by the way a happy Netflix user, in so far as I can use it (through my kid's Wii on my bigscreen). I simply wish for the additional support on the computer.

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  90. HTC Thunderbolt makes this one the next one - probably will work without much work on your part!!!! Make it next please!!!

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  91. Thunderbolt support? Any update on devices with scripts still in progress for the app, or even some ETA's.
    Pretty please!

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  92. Pretty cool. /jealous and hope it comes to britain

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  93. What about the NOOKcolor? One of the reasons why I purchased the device.

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  94. Ryan ur a douch.

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  95. Do you have a time frame for XOOM tablet release?

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  96. I'll patiently wait for the HTC evo shift

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  97. Droid 2???????
    Come On!!

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  98. Glad to see you finally release for Android, but no support for the Droid X?

    Why is that? The largest screen on the market, one of the best processors for a phone, and you will not allow it?

    Lets get it together and release to devices that CAN support it.

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  99. Waiting for access on Tablet and Moto Atrix

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  100. I love my Nexus One :3 Best developer phone ever ;D

    Just so you guys know, judging by that list it seems that Netflix put it on at least one phone for each carrier, with Google's reference developer devices (the Nexus One and the Nexus S) getting quick treatment due to running stock Android.

    Sometimes stock is better. ;)

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  101. Put netflix on the HTC EVO shift please!!!

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  102. Have it working on my rooted droid, but it doesn't support my Galaxy Tab. #fail

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  103. You need to open this up to all devices. Stop treating your customers like they are the problem. I don't care about DRM because I don't pirate stuff. I just want access to the service that I pay for.

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  104. Support Droid2! What's taking you so long????

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  105. Now how about some WebOS support? I think you'll find it to be simpler thanks to HP's standardization.

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  106. When are you planing on releasing it on sidekick 4g

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  107. Why is Canada blocked? I don't get it. We pay for the service yet it's region blocked? Netflix you do realize the world doesn't consist of just the "good ole U.S. of A" right?

    I'd also like to see support for Linux as wel.

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  108. Are you going to make it available for the Driod X?

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  109. Please do Droid X and HTC Thunderbolt. You guys have every other high dollar HTC phone.

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  110. Works great on my HTC Evo 4G. Thanks, guys,

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  111. When can we see it for the Droid 2?

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  112. I vote for the samsung charge next.

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  113. HOW THEY GONNA DO THE F2F BUT NOT MYTOUCH 4G. RAHHHHHHHHHHH. STOP GOING BACKWARDS

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  114. Well it is officially release but only for very few phones. My Atrix shows not supported device when running from the apk I found.

    Reference: http://www.android-advice.com

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  115. I have an EVO. When at home using my very fast WiFi I experimented with the HBO GO and the Netflix APP. I don't know why but THE NETFLIX APP PLAYED THE VIDEOS WITH A NOTICEABLY HIGHER QUALITY than the HBO APP. Sharper and more colorful images with better contrast. It's a night and day difference to anyone who cares about video quality. Netflix videos on my EVO'S 4.3" screen using WIFI looked Hi Def. I viewed multiple videos from each APP to be sure. Netflix won everytime. Does anybody know why this is?

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  116. Please update the app to work correctly on the T-Mobile G2 when running Android OS 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). Thank you.

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  117. The app is good in principle, but scrolling and general performance are embarrassingly poor. You need to hire new developers who know how to write Android apps that run smoothly. Good first attempt though! And video playback is fine.

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  118. My Touch 4G Not supported but G2 is. What the hell are your employees paid for? When you launch an app for the Android Market do you think that all android phones should be able to install the app and use it? You people are a bunch of IDIOTS to say the least.

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  119. Come on Netflix!!! I've been waiting for this app to come out forever and now it hits the android market and I can't download it... Not kool!!! Please add support for the MyTouch 4G on the next release for Android phones But much Prop's 4 getting it on the market that's a start....

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  120. Works great on EVO and Nexus... if anybody wants to see how well it works, check out this video: http://www.smartkeitai.com/netflix-for-android-released-for-select-smartphones/

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  121. Please release for Huawei Ascend!

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  122. so did NE OF YOU READ THE FREAGIN ARTICLE?!?!?!....it clearly stats that EACH HANDSET IS DIFF AND NEEDS LOTSA TESTING!!! THEY WILL BE ROLLING MORE OUT IN COMING MONTHS!!! JEEZ....PATIENCE GRASS HOPPERS!!!

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  123. I'm growing increasingly dissatisfied with netflix for a variety of reasons. My latest problem is that the DVDs they are sending out are arriving more and more frequently in a scratched and unwatchable state. Roughly 1 out of every 3 DVDs I rent now I've had to send back as scratched an unplayable.

    I know this complaint is not at all relevant to this blog post, but netflix seems to be dedicated to NOT LISTENING TO ITS PATRONS by not even giving us any way to communicate with them (short of canceling our subscriptions). My greater frustration is that Netflix is still the best out there, but let me make it clear that this is not praise. I would switch in a heart beat if there was another service that wasn't just as backward as Netflix.

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  124. Can we get it on the LG Optimus One phone line. I'm talking about the Optimus S, T, etc.

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  125. No netflix app for my Thunderbolt? WTF!!!
    Make new one for owners of T-Bolt in hurry!!! mofo!

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  126. A few people are complaining about the complainers. Why is it a problem that we have a problem? We have been waiting patiently for this and we have to wait longer. It's very disappointing and discouraging to know that HTC EVO is supported and not HTC Thunderbolt. I love Netflix. I have it on my PS3. But I work a lot and have a long commute to and from work. HBO Go is good but it's not Netflix. It's one of the reasons I went with Thunderbolt and not iPhone. 4.3 inch screen.

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  127. For anyone who questions whether or not we are reading the article, I really hope most of them are. I know I did. I understand that each phone is different. I know that there are tests that need to be done before launching to other phones. It just seems incomprehensible that newer phones, such as the HTC Thunderbolt doesn't have it while an older phone such.as HTC EVO does. I love streaming Netflix on my PS3. I really like HBO Go as well. But you can't get the same tv shows you get on Netflix. I just hope that it happens for Thunderbolt sooner than later. If EVO has it, Thunderbolt should as well. If HBO Go works on Thunderbolt, so should Netflix. Period.

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  128. Dont want to root my htc thunderbolt just to trick netflix into working... It should have more than enough to stream movies.

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  129. Awesome job. Works great on my Droid X. Netflix rocks!

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  130. FAIL netflix only tested on 5 devices!

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  131. Now we just need Netflix app for the Blackberry Playbook!

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  132. Please let Netflix run on samsung galaxy indulge :( please please :'(

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  133. watch netflix on your android then dound out not all androids....
    that ended up being a real shame.
    I am past ready to use netflix on my motorola droid x

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  134. When will netflix support be offered for Htc Thunderbolt?y

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  135. HTC Inspire 4G.

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  136. Why don't you finish rolling out your past promises before making new ones? Where the hell is the content for Canada after all this time?

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  137. please PLEASE let us watch the anime you currently have with original soundtrack and subtitles - I hate watching dubs and will not watch them on netflix. There isn't much of interest for me on netflix right now so unless subtitled anime starts showing up I see little point in continuing the subscription.

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  138. Since to my knowledge, Motorola was the first to introduce the Droid platform at Verizon, and also to my knowledge still the largest seller (Droid-X), why in the WORLD would the Moto not be on your list of supported phones? I'm a long and loyal user of both NetFlix and the Droid since they came out, and VERY disappointed that the Moto wasn't on the list. That said, WILL it be coming sooner than later? Respectfully submitted, Jay...

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  139. I have a Samsung Fascinate! I hope you will make it available on this model.

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  140. Since drm is the main issue until the Netflix I'm paying for comes to Xoom I'm gonna continue to download torrents to play on it. I might even put my account on hold since HD lite files play on ps3. I have no problem doing things the legal way but Netflix is taking there sweet time. I mean who in the world would sit through and copy a whole movie off Netflix instead off just downloading a torrent?

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  141. Since drm is the main issue until the Netflix I'm paying for comes to Xoom I'm gonna continue to download torrents to play on it. I might even put my account on hold since HD lite files play on ps3. I have no problem doing things the legal way but Netflix is taking there sweet time. I mean who in the world would sit through and copy a whole movie off Netflix instead off just downloading a torrent?

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  142. Netflix set up this blog and yet no one from Netflix has responded to anything anyone has said. I understand everything, is pretty much explained in the article above. What isn't explained is how long the rest of us Android users have to wait. Hook us up with some answers as to how much longer will have to wait. All it really tells us is that other phones are yet to come. When? Which? How.much longer?

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  143. Its not just about the phones, its also about the carrer. Cricket wireless does not want netflix on its phones because of its inlimited internet and the bandwith usage. I wonder if other wireless companys are trying to slow down the software release on there phones.

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  144. OH MY MY MY POOR SOULS THAT DONT HAVE NETFLIX ON THERE DEVICES YET ITS COMING BE PATIENT I HAVE IT ON MY EVO AND LOVE IT

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  145. Why should we believe a thing you post anymore? You posted that Frasier would be available to watch instantly in April. That's my favorite show and the only reason I decided to continue my subscription. But it is obvious now that you misrepresented yourself because it is still DVD only and the customer service reps I've asked about it say there is no information on it coming soon. I no longer believe anything you say.

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  146. Is the Motorola Droid with Android version 2.2.2 Build # FRG83G going to get it

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  147. If your looking for the netflix app, you can download here also. You just have to install in yourself.
    Netflix app: http://www.mediafire.com/?k0iwa8c4tvaxr9s

    You you need help installing, just go to youtube. they got lots of videos to show you how.

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  148. Here's a link to some videos to show you how to install your own apps.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UOAw124y1s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka2D4dI79yA&feature=related

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  149. Is the Motorola Droid with Android version 2.2.2 Build # FRG83G going to get it Most all the other phones have Android 2.2 and they get it but the motorola Droid does not. that sounds like you could make it work with a few slight changes because Droid dose 3G and wifi to

    • HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
    • HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
    • HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
    • HTC G2 with Android 2.2
    • Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3

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  150. I tried downloading app for the Motorola Droid with Android version 2.2.2 Build # FRG83G it tells me Netflix is not supported on this device please check the netflix website for a list of supported devices WTF They could mess up a wet dream

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  151. Netflix on a Nook Color would make me sign up!

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  152. Hi, I'm afraid to download this app because I have a severe hearing loss and I really need subtitles/closed captions to enjoy a movie or TV show. I know that iOS now has subtitle support. But will the Android app also have subtitle support? I will not download this app or sign up for Netflix until there is subtitle support for every title on every possible platform - web, mobile phone, etc.

    I know the availability of subtitles/closed captions is dependent on content providers, but most DVD's I've rented recently have had subtitles or closed captions available, so no excuse for Netflix to not enable subtitles or closed captions for their streaming.

    Thank you.

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  153. Uhmm why would you not include the thunderbolt it's the best phone on the market right now

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  154. Works great on my EVO!!!! Take that VZW. Thunderbolt is the same as the EVO, but who gets the love first!!!!

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  155. And Also it probably wont come to the VZW network soon because there network sucks and they don't have unlimited plans! SPRINT RULES!!!! (and I pay less for more)not raped by VZW!!!

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  156. Please work on a blackberry playbook app soon!

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  157. Why limit the release? Are you really saying that you are going to test ALL the devices that you are going to support? Android is on open OS with a common base.
    Just test the OS releases (e.g. 2.2) and then let it to the market.
    If you keep doing the way you're saying, you will ALWAYS receive complaints from people and you cannot keep up with the largest mobile OS on the market. Just release it to the market and put a disclaimer. Otherwise it starts looking like you're getting kickbacks from the big telecom companies....;-)

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  158. Anonymous said...
    And Also it probably wont come to the VZW network soon because there network sucks and they don't have unlimited plans! SPRINT RULES!!!! (and I pay less for more)not raped by VZW!!!

    May 15, 2011 6:28 PM

    This is not True I have VZW and I Have EVERYTHING UNLIMITED

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  159. I agree with cos just test it with a vanilla version of the Android OS. There are way too many phones and overlays for Android to fully test a release for every single different phone.

    Just release it for say android 2.1 and up. Post minimum specs
    800MHZ cpu
    512MB Ram
    800x480 resolution

    Let the market figure out what works where. You can't make it perfect on such an open system.

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  160. I wish people would get the damn story straight. I'm so sick of reading complaints about the content in Canada. Listen, it has very little to do with what content Netflix wants to provide in Canada, and a lot to do with licensing. There are different laws in Canada. We are not the US and so we don't get to be lumped in with their licensing. The process had to start from the beginning when they moved to Canada, folks. It sucks but here we are, right? It'll get better with time. Don't like it now? Save your money (and your complaints).

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  161. and in our lovely part of this country Sprint, Alltel, and AT&T have no service what so ever at all here. just verizon and Some of the smaller networks like straight tracphone and net10 and the service is great.

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  162. Still say Netflix is anti-droid. That is why I left. No way a company makes that much money and can't figure out how to put it out to all Android phones.

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  163. I second the request for nook color app.

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  164. Please add droid x

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  165. Do you have any plan to release it on acer iconia tab a500 android honeycomb

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  166. Update on announced content, please. You know, the CBS stuff that was supposed to be available already.

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  167. I love how Netflix bumped my $17.99 plan to $21.99 yet they can't provide content to my G2x while its available on my wife's G2. Give me a break.

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  168. I almost went with Sprint and got the EVO. But I know Verizon has the best coverage. The Thunderbolt is similar to the EVO but better. I'm sure it will be one of the.next Android phones to support Netflix. Sprint definitely has a cheaper package but you get what you pay for. I often work in areas where those with Sprint have no service but I do. So, I've been patient this.whole time. I can wait. I have HBO Go and its awesome.

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  169. Galaxy S (Epic 4G, Captivate, etc.) are basically the same hardware as the Nexus S so I don't get why it's available to one and not the other.

    How come HBO, TV.com, Cruchyroll, etc. can have their apps working with pretty much every device (except for some older stuff) on launch, but not Netflix the king of streaming? We know this works well on many other devices thanks to the folks at XDA.

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  170. When will the app be available for the HTC Incredible 2 (two) ??

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  171. I saw this one coming as they want to enter into the mobile market

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  172. haha Evo is still better than the thunderbolt... bahahaha

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  173. Netflix support doesn't make the EVO better than Thunderbolt. I'm sure netflix will be available for TB soon enough. Also, the Thunderbolt has 8GB memory in phone storage and includes 32GB Micro SD card and only costs $50 more than the EVO and $50 less than a 32GB iPhone. For the EVO you'd have to purchase the SD card separately and there's no in phone memory. How much memory does your EVO have and how much more did it cost you? Thunderbolt is better for so many more reasons than that.

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  174. What about Tablets? Its about time with the 3.1 release...

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  175. I have a android tablet. I downloaded the app and it allows me to look at stuff but not watch stuff.

    My buddy saidhe could root it and make it work but I would lime it to work with out a rootcanal...

    Y can some kid down the street make it work but the creators cant????????????????

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  176. T-mobile's LG G2x PLEASE!!!

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  177. No mytouch 4g =( I'm totally wanting netflix and I can't get it on one if the sickest phones around

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  178. OK THAT DOES IT
    DROID X NOT SUPPORTED
    NETFLIX I HOPE YOU GO BACKRUIPT
    ASS HOLESSSSSS
    CANCELLING MY ACCOUT
    HBO GO HBO GO
    PLEASE PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS

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  179. Wow, crazy CAPS LOCK ANON, you are crazy. And I hope you're just anon because you're joking. Cause I feel bad if you're actually this angry over an $8/month service that doesn't provide you with support for an addon to their service that they released FOUR days ago. Something they've added to their service but aren't charging any extra for... Have fun with your HBO Go. No, really. Have fun with it. I'm sure it's great.

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  180. its kinda hard to believe that the thunderbolt isnt on the list

    but i guess its even more hard to believe
    that when you read the specs on your site
    that the app wasnt built for 4g...

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  181. The best saling phone Droid X
    and as no surprize netflix
    still did not get the app for it
    what a joke
    NETFLIX call HBO maybe they can help
    oh thats right HBO doesnt need you
    HaHa

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  182. Great that I can watch on my Incredible... but I want to watch on my Xoom! Watching Amazon streaming on my Xoom as I type this... come on Netflix, get the Xoom supported!

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  183. Will Canada get some Android love as well?

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  184. Looking forward to you supporting my Commodore 64! You guys are the bestest service ever!!!

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  185. "Looking forward to you supporting my Commodore 64! You guys are the bestest service ever!!!"

    You made my night haha :)

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  186. Queue one more vote for Moto Droid 2! Please please PLEASE?!?!?!

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  187. When will this become available for the Galaxy Tab... I've been waiting a long time.

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  188. Xoom ......hello anybody home in there?

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  189. So I go out and spend 734 dollars on the Motorola Xoom and I can't get Netflix on my tablet this is really insane same goes for Xfinity TV Mann spend so much would be nice to be able to see a movie on you're device wow very disappointed Ms Rome

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  190. Great app, unfortunately on my Droid Incredible it causes a 'low on memory' message/error that won't go away unless I uninstall it. I think this is a problem on some incredibles with other programs as well. Hopefully the conflict can get fixed. Thanks

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