Archive for July 27th, 2011

Netflix 1.3 APK works on some unsupported devices

I think I’ve mentioned before that I am using an HTC Inspire 4g running froyo. My phone is not among the handful of devices officially supported by the Netflix app. That makes one very big problem: the App Market won’t allow me to install the Netflix app since Netflix lists the Inspire as “unsupported.”

However, some ingenious users took a look into the actual .apk for the Netflix app and found out that the app itself no longer checks to see if the device running it is supported or not. The end result: Netflix on unsupported devices!

You need two things to make this work: a phone where you can enable Unknown Sources for software installation, and the actual .apk itself. It took a little bit of work to find the file – many of the websites linked in the article below no longer worked. But once I did track a copy down and installed it, I was watching a movie on Netflix. Excellent!

Note that the article I am linking to is tablet-oriented. 

Your device still not listed alongside the growing list of Netflix-capable phones? [...] folks have discovered that the new Netflix 1.3 .APK actually works

via PSA: Netflix 1.3 APK Could Work on Your Honeycomb Tablet.

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