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  1. gwhaley262's Avatar
    Hi does any have an idea when Netflix will release a Charge compatible client?

    Thanks
    06-16-2011 11:49 AM
  2. expidia's Avatar
    When I bought my phone 2 days ago one rep said he had downloaded Netflix off the web and altered it to make it work, but said it's probably another few months or maybe with the next update. But reps don't know much anyway.

    The 4G LG Droid which was displayed next to the Charge I bought had the Netflix app already preloaded on it.

    So I can't see Samsung not giving us access to it for very long as they will lose business to other devices as people upgrade to the $G network.

    It's probably a matter of them springing for the royalty fee that they have to probably pay to Netflix!

    Both devices had HDMI out so Netflix app shouldn't be long.
    06-16-2011 03:38 PM
  3. chadness's Avatar
    When I bought my phone 2 days ago one rep said he had downloaded Netflix off the web and altered it to make it work, but said it's probably another few months or maybe with the next update. But reps don't know much anyway.

    The 4G LG Droid which was displayed next to the Charge I bought had the Netflix app already preloaded on it.

    So I can't see Samsung not giving us access to it for very long as they will lose business to other devices as people upgrade to the $G network.

    It's probably a matter of them springing for the royalty fee that they have to probably pay to Netflix!

    Both devices had HDMI out so Netflix app shouldn't be long.
    A big part of it is having Netflix certify that the DRM works.
    06-16-2011 04:40 PM
  4. zman6900's Avatar
    I don't believe the LG Revolution is technically a Droid. It does run Android OS but not to be considered a Droid. The brand "Droid" is reserved for top notch devices like the most recent - the Droid X2, Droid Charge, etc...

    Just wanted to clear that up.
    (mostly because I dislike LG)
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    06-16-2011 05:17 PM
  5. hrdc69's Avatar
    Until Netflix is officially supported on the Droid, there is a easy work-around. Just download the application "PlayOn" from the market and you can then have access to NEtflix, Hulu and a host of other site all for the low fee of $4.99 a month. Netflix works just fine when you access it through the PlayOn application.
    06-16-2011 06:52 PM
  6. zman6900's Avatar
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ yea, I here ya. I personally don't like the idea of having to pay extra for something I'm already paying for. I'll wait patiently for the release.
    06-16-2011 06:57 PM
  7. dubge's Avatar
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ yea, I here ya. I personally don't like the idea of having to pay extra for something I'm already paying for. I'll wait patiently for the release.
    +1 !!!
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    06-16-2011 09:35 PM
  8. gwhaley262's Avatar
    +1 Thanks for the replies!!!!
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    06-16-2011 10:45 PM
  9. hooskins's Avatar
    Yuppies already paying 8 plus bucks a month for Netflix. Pay more now? Screw that.
    06-17-2011 07:52 AM
  10. SleepyTheDon's Avatar
    I don't believe the LG Revolution is technically a Droid. It does run Android OS but not to be considered a Droid. The brand "Droid" is reserved for top notch devices like the most recent - the Droid X2, Droid Charge, etc...

    Just wanted to clear that up.
    (mostly because I dislike LG)

    Thats correct its not a Droid but most people i know call all android phones a droid because they dont know the difference
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    06-17-2011 08:04 AM
  11. expidia's Avatar
    Thats correct its not a Droid but most people i know call all android phones a droid because they dont know the difference
    Wow, I'm glad I chose the sammy. I almost went for the Revolution as the rep said that was their latest one and it ran Netflix.

    Even the brochure I took out of the VZ bag when I got home shows only 3 4G models with the Droid Incredible 4G coming soon.

    That's amazing that VZ doesn't tell you that the Revolution is not actually a Droid yet their comparison page shows all their 4G offerrings running the Droid OS.

    Can you point me to an article that shows the LG version not actually being a Droid. Just incase someone asks me the difference because I know friends are going to ask me which model is better and why?

    Thx to you and another poster above, pointing out to me that the LG is not actually a Droid because I almost took the LG model because it had Netflix Then I would have had to fight with VZ on a restock fee when I went and returned it for the Charge.
    06-17-2011 09:28 AM
  12. atlantar6's Avatar
    Can you point me to an article that shows the LG version not actually being a Droid. Jsut incase someone asks me the difference because I know friends are going to ask me which model is better.
    The better model is the one that fits them. Droid is not inherently better than Android, it's more marketing than anything else.
    06-17-2011 09:31 AM
  13. atlantar6's Avatar
    Can you point me to an article that shows the LG version not actually being a Droid. Jsut incase someone asks me the difference because I know friends are going to ask me which model is better.
    The better model is the one that fits them. Droid is not inherently better than Android, it's more marketing than anything else.
    06-17-2011 09:38 AM
  14. chadness's Avatar
    Wow, I'm glad I chose the sammy. I almost went for the Revolution as the rep said that was their latest one and it ran Netflix.

    Even the brochure I took out of the VZ bag when I got home shows only 3 4G models with the Droid Incredible 4G coming soon.

    That's amazing that VZ doesn't tell you that the Revolution is not actually a Droid yet their comparison page shows all their 4G offerrings running the Droid OS.

    Can you point me to an article that shows the LG version not actually being a Droid. Just incase someone asks me the difference because I know friends are going to ask me which model is better and why?

    Thx to you and another poster above, pointing out to me that the LG is not actually a Droid because I almost took the LG model because it had Netflix Then I would have had to fight with VZ on a restock fee when I went and returned it for the Charge.
    You know it's not a Droid because it doesn't have that in the name. But, just so you know, the term "Droid" doesn't mean anything - it's only a name. These are all phones running a version of the Android operating system. The term "Droid" doesn't even correspond to which version of Android is on the phone. Verizon just reserves the name "Droid" for their most expensive flagship phones because they have to pay Lucasarts a royalty on each one sold to use the term "Droid".
    06-17-2011 10:38 AM
  15. JB4's Avatar
    You people are crazy, Droid doesn't mean more expensive or nicer...

    droid eris anyone?
    06-18-2011 01:33 PM
  16. RoboWarrior's Avatar
    Its actually the sane marketing effect apple has. Slap a brand and increase the price by 2 to make a profit. Btw I hate it when people who think every android phone is called a Droid.

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    06-18-2011 02:01 PM
  17. ferricoxide's Avatar
    Can you point me to an article that shows the LG version not actually being a Droid. Just incase someone asks me the difference because I know friends are going to ask me which model is better and why?
    Simple: if it ain't a Motorola handset on Verizon, it ain't a Droid. "Droid" is a trademarked name owned by Lucas Films. Verizon and Motorola jointly licensed its use from Lucas Films. The "Droid" trade-name can't be used in the U.S. outside of that context (i.e., in the U.S. you can't call a cellular handset a "Droid" unless the licensors - Lucas, VZW and Motorola - allow it).
    06-19-2011 12:39 PM
  18. pnicho's Avatar
    Simple: if it ain't a Motorola handset on Verizon, it ain't a Droid. "Droid" is a trademarked name owned by Lucas Films. Verizon and Motorola jointly licensed its use from Lucas Films. The "Droid" trade-name can't be used in the U.S. outside of that context (i.e., in the U.S. you can't call a cellular handset a "Droid" unless the licensors - Lucas, VZW and Motorola - allow it).
    That's not true either. It's not just Motorola. There's the Droid Incredible 1&2 which were both HTC. And of course the Droid Charge by Samsung.
    06-19-2011 01:42 PM
  19. mboverst's Avatar
    Simple: if it ain't a Motorola handset on Verizon, it ain't a Droid. "Droid" is a trademarked name owned by Lucas Films. Verizon and Motorola jointly licensed its use from Lucas Films. The "Droid" trade-name can't be used in the U.S. outside of that context (i.e., in the U.S. you can't call a cellular handset a "Droid" unless the licensors - Lucas, VZW and Motorola - allow it).
    You know you posted to this thread in the Samsung Droid Charge forum right?
    06-19-2011 04:40 PM
  20. timnyc's Avatar
    I am happy to hear that there is a netflix application from the droid store told to me by samsung tech.

    SO it is time to open the box today and download it!

    thank you for the thread,
    new forum member Tim
    06-28-2011 10:36 AM
  21. expidia's Avatar
    I am happy to hear that there is a netflix application from the droid store told to me by samsung tech.

    SO it is time to open the box today and download it!

    thank you for the thread,
    new forum member Tim
    Those store reps don't know squat. The LG Revolution has a pre-installed Netflix app already but so far no Netflix for the Droids yet. I'm sure it's coming at some point though.

    But they will tell you anything to sell you a device and accessories. When I picked up my Charge last week and I asked her if this Charge had an LED alert for incoming messages etc. She said "it sure does" and she pointed to the front camera lens. I think if you get fired as a perfume sprayer at Macy's, Verizon will hire you immediately . . . hahaha
    06-28-2011 11:37 AM
  22. atlantar6's Avatar
    Poor *******. At least HBO GO works.
    06-28-2011 10:14 PM
  23. alkspa's Avatar
    Hi does any have an idea when Netflix will release a Charge compatible client?

    Thanks
    I've called VZ, Netflix and Samsung - all on 6/27/11 - to ask about Netflix app for Charge. No one knew anything. I have a thought, though, and it isn't a good one.
    Samsung is pushing the Media Hub app that lets one rent or purchase movies. They included a $25 credit activation code for Media Hub with my Charge phone. Therefore, why hurry and get a Netflix app out!! (This has no facts to back it up but is a theory) "Food for thought - chow down"
    06-29-2011 12:01 PM
  24. Farabomb's Avatar
    My understanding is that the Netflix app needs Gingerbread to work and we don't have that yet. The leaked GB does have working netflix it seems.
    06-29-2011 12:16 PM
  25. expidia's Avatar
    My understanding is that the Netflix app needs Gingerbread to work and we don't have that yet. The leaked GB does have working netflix it seems.
    That's what I read too that they are waiting for the Gingerbread update. There is a Neflix app on the web for droids with two different downloads. Neither work with the Charge or the other droids as it was shut down recently. It installed fine on my Charge and looked like it was going to work and it accepted my Netfliix account info. Loaded the movie choices and then when I clicked on the movie to start it . . . it gave an error that it can't connect to the Netflix server. Maybe VZ blocked it until they get enough capped data plans in place . . who knows? It comes aready pre-installed on the 4G LG Revolution!

    Netflix App Updated to now support Motorola Droid, other phones working too [Update] | Android Community

    The wait continues . . .
    06-29-2011 07:43 PM
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