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An unexpected update started rolling out to the ASUS Transformer earlier today that brings the build number up to 8.6.5.9. Even more unexpectedly, this update reportedly includes Netflix support without requiring root. Of course, the official Netflix app in the Market doesn't yet support the Transformer, but you can grab the latest version here.

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There is also a firmware update available for the dock, bringing the version up to EP101-0213.

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[via Transformer Forums; Thanks, Sheila!]

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  • David Hastings

    It is about time that Netflix was available on the Transformer. I downloaded it and it works!!! I am unrooted!!! Yippee!!!!

  • Lorenzo in a Benzo

    Prime 1.8 is already out based on this update!! Roach is the man!

  • Dennis

    It works... which is nice. Question is will I keep Netflix past October?

  • Peter

    If you think this was unexpected you have not been following the OTA thread. This is the world wide version of the Taiwan update from 4 days ago.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=94df846468c120aad53be5af114584be&t=1041502

  • BigJimMcD

    Netflix APP is working on my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after installing latest Firmware Update 8.6.5.9. on 08/23/2011. The Netflix APP that I had installed previously that worked except for Not playing Videos works now to play Videos. I did not need to re-install the Netflix APP.

  • SiliconAddict

    this better fix the compass interference problem introduced with the last update, im about ready to take this thing back if they don't fix this problem....and dont tell me there isnt one. google search it, its all over the place along with massive lag in typing in browsers.

  • V.E. Jones

    Netflix is working rooted, i unrooted so i could get the firmware update as i had mistakenly lost my stock rom/recovery, so i reflashed it with no problems, rooted using BRK's pure root script, its flawless......the firmware update has the eee pad working 100% better imho, no lag in typing, faster browser speed/power up, 720 p video play on stock vid player flawless, with some exceptions to formats??? im streaming hulu too!!! check my youtube video out....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2z2N5fb_2A

    im using mobo video player and MX video player.... its the best cause you can change you hw/sw settings.

    • SiliconAddict

      Lag is still there for me. Same as always.

  • V.E. Jones

    i have the B60 model