If you are one of the five authorized Android devices then the Netflix wait is finally over. Netflix has just announced that it has made good with Google and their official app has hit the Android Market for the following devices:

1. HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
2. HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
3. HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
4. HTC G2 with Android 2.2
5. Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3.

Everyone else (including me) will have to wait until they test each and every individual handset and qualify them for App approval. How long? Try months. While I am happy to finally see Netflix coming to Android, the thoughts of how long it will take to hit the Dell Streak is very frustrating.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. i installed this on my dell streak. im getting chipmunk sound though. no clue why.

  2. Did you Root yours? I just looked on the Android Market and did not see it. Curses!!

  3. btw, if you want netflix in your market, you can modify your device id by changing these lines in /system/build.prop :

    ro.product.name=libra_passion
    ro.product.device=passion
    ro.product.board=mahimahi
    ro.build.fingerprint=google/passion/passion:2.3.4/GRJ22/121341:user/release-keys

  4. why would netflix release this to only a handfull of phones? better to please some and piss off the majority just to get this app out?… now they built up all this attention on the app and only 5 phones supported… lame.

  5. @sm0k3ydaband1t: You need a newer Qualcomm chipset for this. It contains an extra security layer and some hardware native acceleration. It will get hacked onto other phones that lack those credentials and be a little worse on battery and not have the security Netflix wants you to have…but that’s how it goes.

  6. i was just gunna say, i need a newer chipset? its dual core in my atrix. i dont see how the security is going to be different from device to device as long as they all have 2.2.x i still blame netflix for dropping the ball….

  7. I don’t know about needing a “new” qualcomm chipset. Early reports have Netflix running HD2 android builds. I was able to install it and launch, but I don’t have an account yet to confirm the full operation

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