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May
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I know that a lot of people have been waiting on this day to come, but I have to admit - it's slightly melancholy. Even though the Netflix app is finally here, there are only a handful of devices that it officially runs on. If your device didn't make the cut, though, I wouldn't sweat it too hard - you know how resourceful the Android community can be.

Oh, the short list of devices? Here you go:

  • HTC DROID 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

With that said, we are already getting reports that the app is running perfectly on devices that deviate from the exact required specs, like the EVO 4G running CM7, for example.

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Once installed, you'll get the Netflix experience in the palm of your hand. Watching a flick on your computer, but need to get out of the house? Grab your phone and start it right where you left off. As long as you have a Netflix account, you're golden. Manage your instant queue on the go and watch as much as you like.

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If you have a capable device, this app is available now in the Android Market. Don't have a device on the list but want to see if you get lucky? We've got you covered. You can grab the apk here.

Looks like the Samsung Tab 10.1 is also covered, although the XOOM is not:

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Update: Apparently this is not yet available to Canadian residents. Fear not, though, according to the NetflixHelps Twitter, they're working on it.

Source: Engadget, Twitter

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Kane

    Woot! EVOoooo is included - yes!!

  • Jonathan

    this one of the poorest app launches ive ever seen they make android users wait this long to get it and it only runs on 5 phones that run stock OS.

    XDA to the rescue i guess

    • Jon316

      Only two of the phones run stock os, the others run htc sense ui.

  • zach

    Why not the 4G EVO shift?

    • Kane

      Have you tried it?

  • Landrovan

    Seem US only, even if netflix is available in Canada.

  • http://markbennett.ca Mark Bennett

    FYI according to @NetflixHelps on Twitter, "It's not available in Canada at this time. We're working on it!"

  • Kurt

    Tested out the apk on my Captivate 2.2, and as expected, it didn't work. Gives a warning that my device isn't supported when starting up, then goes to the login screen. After putting in my username and password and clicking submit, it loads for a few seconds, then force closes.

    • Doub

      Try supercurio's nexus s port.

  • cosmic

    Netflix hacked over to other phones in 3..2..1..
    but seriously I'd be surprised if we don't see other phones supported within a month or two.

  • Kartiel

    Sweet

  • http://www.geeknik.com/ geeknik

    I can install it on my Acer Iconia A500 Tab, it says it's not supported, but I can login, surf around, manage my queue.. Just can't watch any videos. Yet.

  • UnZ

    Doesn't work on my US Nexus S with CM 7.0.3 with Netarchy Kernel. Says its not supported on my device.

  • david

    not supported on my nexus s running CM7.
    "netflix is not supported on this device. please check the netflix website for a list of supported devices."

  • Darkseider

    Tried on my OG Droid running BB Gingerbread... No dice. It will let you log in and then scream saying you're unsupported!

  • Jake

    I have it installed on my Thunderbolt and it installed good and started up good. Logged in perfectly then everything seemed to be working. Seen my queue, was allowed to browse and then.. tried playing a instant movie and tries to load but then stops.

    Was worth a try :)

    and still can use to update queue for now!

    • http://jorluiseptor.com Jorge

      Good to know. Ty.

  • Sinistar

    I wish this worked on OG Droid, just for the feature for managing my queue.. accessing website sucks in the browser..

  • chiDan

    Works great on my hd2 without hacking. Running android 2.3

    • Mesmorino

      If you're running Android 2.3 on your HD2, saying "without hacking" is ludicrous. The HD2 is a Windows Mobile 6.5 device

  • Pagrate

    And NetFlix is only available in the US, double FAIL!

  • andrew

    Immediately closes on my G2x running stock 2.2

  • GE

    Runs great on my un-rooted Evo.

  • Sopdogg

    Confirmed working on Xperia X10 CM 6.1.3 - Froyo.

  • Greggo

    It works on my HTC Aria running CM7 nightly build. Yeah!

    • Shad0wguy

      Installs on my Aria running Liberated Froyo, but unable to play videos.

      And this app is around 25MB! Pretty big since my phone only has ~120MB of user storage.

  • ralph

    Installs OK on Motorola Atrix. Looks like I can cruise around the menus and add things to my queue, but it won't play anything.

  • Raymond

    It does work perfect on the HD2 running android 2.3 !! :)

  • tray

    Not working on Evo 2.3.3 fresh Rom loads then goes back to the list of movies. Any ideas

  • josh

    Trying on my HTC Incredible and no dice. Forces Closes. I'm gonna uninstall and try again.

  • Brandon

    Evo 4g running Fresh 3.5.0.1 (Android 2.2): I get an error that says check the date and time which is funny because it is managed by the network.

    Tried to uninstall and search in the market so I could reinstall but the app does not show up. The only way I can see it is to use the link proved in this post.

    Also noticed that the download size says 5.45mb but when I manage apps, it shows up as 22mb.

    • Lakechick

      I am having the same problem... tried uninstalling/reinstalling, turning phone off and back on... same message... checked date and time, they are correct... How do I install this?

  • Ted

    Works on my DX 2.3.3 rooted...4.5.573

  • alford757

    Running decently on Evo 4g rooted on CM7.0.3.1.

    • Jon316

      +1, just wish it did not count as a device like when watching on the pc. But two streams work on the 1 disc plan. Working on my brother's dinc as well, but when we both were testing and tried to play the ps3 or xbox at same time got the too many devices warning. Should not be a problem though, we never had an issue with 3 devices with netfilx, ps3, xbox and bluray player.

  • Ruben

    Rooted G2 running Sense 3.0, Android 2.3.3, works perfectly. Worth the wait, life on the road just got better today.

  • Bob

    Works great on my Droid Incredible running CM7

  • fabulas

    No Thunderbolt?!?! This sucks sooooo bad! (Sniffles)

  • Derek

    Side Loaded APK onto HTC Thunderbolt, can log in, see queue, I pressed to start streaming a movie (tried a couple movies), it streamed with Audio and Video for 3 seconds and then kicked me back to the main menu of Netflix... SO CLOSE!

  • Jj

    Has anyone tried with the new 10.3 flash? How about setti ng the internet as a pc instead of android? Will try abd get back toy you. Mytouch4g

    • Jj

      Nope. Nothing after the load up screen. Just blank page.

      • Jj

        After waiting awhile I discovered it was the data cap speed that was discouraging netflix. It goes all the way to the loading of the video (but doesn't load because I only have 60kbs right now). I feel itll work very well. Stock mytouch4g.

  • Jamie

    APK worked flawlessly on my CM7 Droid 1

  • tyler walles

    G2 running cm 7, everything works, except when I stream movies I get audio but no video, just a black screen

  • http://carlos.dudas.com Carlos Dudas

    since my phone isn't officially supported i thought i'd give this a try. i can install and it loads but when i stream, i only get the audio, with a blank white screen. i can even scrub! tried on my nonrooted bell branded htc desire z running stock 2.3.3 unlock on rogers.