UPDATE: Unfortunately, this update doesn't work on Honeycomb devices.

When the Netflix app first dropped, it only supported a handful of devices, which (naturally) caused a not-so-positive reaction from the bulk of the Android community. The result? A slew of hacked .apk files that allowed Netflix to operate correctly on unsupported devices.

Those days are gone now, though - Netflix has pushed an update to its official app that removes the "device check", so it should work on all most devices (Android 2.2 and above, of course). To test that theory, I gave it a go on my OG Droid running CM7, and it worked flawlessly.

At the time of writing this, the update had not yet hit the web market, so you'll have to download it directly from the Android Market on your device.

If you decide to give it a try, drop us a line in the comments and let us know if works correctly for you, along with your device info (model, ROM, etc.).


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Chahk

    Gives an error on my Nook Color running CM7.1 nightly. Something about time not being correct on my device, which I believe is a misnomer, and the actual error is something unrelated.

    • Jeff

      Same thing for me, frustrating, would it have to do with the processor automatically upshifting the freqency?

  • Derek

    Works great on my Nexus S running CM7, HTC HD2 running android, but still nothing on my Motorola Xoom. What a bummer.

    • tom

      Still not able to download to my Incredible 2.

  • Shawn

    Works great on my droid x running stock 2.2.

    • Cory

      How did you get it to run on dx? I find it in the market website but not using the app. When I try to download it from the market site, it tells me my phone is not supported

      • shawn

        Downloaded the apk from droid-life.com and put it on my phone from my computer then used astro file manger to install it.

        • Cory

          didn't need to put it on my computer first, went to the site from my dx and it works perfectly. Thanks a ton shawn

  • Austin

    Not in the market for me yet on the galaxy s 4g. And I downloaded the one you had on the sure and it closes when I try to log in

  • Scooterman1

    Does not work on EVO running Fresh 4.0. 0.4

  • Scott

    Does not work on the Thunderbolt.

  • Chocho

    Will run on all devices without saying "unsupported" but may not work if you don't have proper DRM "software" under the scenes.

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    Doesn't work on Samsung Tab 10.1 from Google IO, still "not supported".

    I love how DroidLife said it'll work on "most" devices, then adds a P.S. of "well, might be hit or miss" and now AP has a title of "should work on all devices"...

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      Unless by "should work on all devices" you mean "it'll work to browse and manage your queue, but not to actually PLAY streaming movies..."


      • Cameron Summerson

        I guess I should add that it's still not for Honeycomb devices. Updating.

        • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

          Pretty sure they've said it won't work on anything prior to 2.2 as well?

          Maybe the title of the post should change to "works on more devices" instead of "should work on all"? Just my $0.02.

  • Ron H in Schenectady

    Holy crap--works on my rooted Nook Color running CM7 7.0.3. But not showing up in Market on my rooted TBolt.

  • bird

    Nothing yet for my Galaxy S. Still does not show up at all on the handset and still gives device prompt in market. :(

  • jason

    of course, questionable permissions: "read sensitive log data", "read phone state and identity", "retrieve running applications". there shouldn't be a pass just because they're netflix.

  • John

    Not working on the G2x. Starts up then exits immediately.

  • Travis

    doesn't work on rooted Samsung Captivate.

    Couldn't find it in the market, so I sideloaded it. It crashes after logging in. No errors, just disappears.

    • Skitchbeatz

      Use a 2.3 rom on the captivate and it will work

  • J3ST3R

    Samsung Vibrant - Bionix 1.3.1. Crash immediately after logging in.

  • ocdtrekkie

    When they get it working on Xoom, I'll be subscribing to Netflix.

  • Steve

    Not seeing it in the market yet. I have a LG optimus S.

  • NuLL.n.VoiD

    Working on OG Droid. Liquid Gingerbread 1.8 & CorCor67 LV kernel set at 1000. Video has some minor skipping but I believe that is due to wi-fi signal strength. Still very watchable and very cool.

  • Cookie

    Won't play on stock Thunderbolt. Crashes back to Netflix queue.

  • Mau

    working on the LG Optimus 2x on the latest CM7 Nightly but the audio and video are way too fast and i dont feel like changing my build.prop

  • kayjay

    I just won a xoom on androidandme.com wifi version and hopfully this and my free xoom comes real soon..I've neva been so excited!!!

  • Steveo

    What does it mean when I find the netflix app in appbrain but after hitting the' market' button to go and download it, it says 'the item you have requested cannot be found'? I'm on a 2.2 Captivate (galaxy s).

  • http://www.twitter.com/jen7677 Jenny

    omg u all freaking rock, got the latest one and it works, so seiked right now, smiling ear to ear literally! god i love my DX!!!!!

  • Joe

    Hasn't popped up yet in the market - EVO Shift.

  • Brian

    Works on Droid 1 with 2.2.3

  • David Scott

    Works great on stock Droid X2.

  • Dave

    Wouldn't it be nice to view Netflix on a nice, wide, beautiful Honeycomb tablet screen? Hello Netflix, anyone home??

  • Topgun

    Confirmed working on mt4g with CM7.

    • rooly

      Where did you find it? I can't locate it on the market.

    • nessa

      ditto, my mytouch4g won't show the app in the market at all

  • Jeff Roselli

    I just installed the new version of the Netflix App and works great on my Droid X with 2.2.1 froyo. With maderstock rom.

    Love it.

  • http://www.planetandroid.com Ed Burnette

    Works on Sprint EVO 4G.

  • Jared

    Working on my DroidX if using "netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk"
    Version 2.2.1
    Rooted w/z4root.

  • Genisis

    Not listed in the market for my D2 (Liberty ROM v2.0.1) WHY OH WHY is not there. OH the agony.......

  • http://www.2minds1brain.com Guy

    Nope not showing in Epic 4G Market and when downloaded from Droid-life it just closes when when you try to sign in.

  • Joe Doe

    Does not work on Droid 2 Global.

  • blkmon

    Didnt work on my Rooted Dell Streak 5 2.2.2...loaded..then crashed to a blank screen.

  • glenn

    Topgun, What version of CM7 are you using. 7.0.3 not working for me.

  • Scooterman1

    It works on CyanogenMod Nightlies Build #87.
    It did not work on Fresh Beta.
    Running on EVO. Works Great.
    Here's how:
    Load Rom Manager on Rooted EVO
    Select 'Download Rom', CyanogenMod Nightlies, CM7 - Build #87.
    I hope this works for you.


    picture quality was great on my Dell Streak 2.2 but the sound was that of the Chipmunks...