05-19-2011 07:44 PM
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  1. zenocide17's Avatar
    I know there is a similar, albiet older, thread with some debate about this. But rather than re-open and derail/hijack an old thread, I am creating a new one presenting the information that I have discovered thus far.

    My brother recently got a Thunderbolt and it is loving it; however the one thing that is keeping him from getting rid of his iPod Touch is Netflix. He is currently is the 15 day return window (and the 12th, which is the rumored LG Revolution Launch date, will be also).

    From what I have gathered regarding the Thunderbolt vs Revolution specs they have the same processors (see: Revolution Specs and Thunderbolt Specs). One thing that I have been unable to find the answer to is the question if the Processor is the limiting factor is what devices will be able to run Netflix. If not I suppose the issue would boil down to which feature is more desirable between the two phones, Netflix or Sense.

    Does anyone know if this is the case or has seen a response from Verizon/Netflix on this issue?
    05-05-2011 01:18 PM
  2. Mike_is_Mike's Avatar
    With Blockbuster pre-installed? Probably not for a while.
    05-05-2011 01:57 PM
  3. flashpiti's Avatar
    Not officially, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone figures out how to do it.
    05-05-2011 02:28 PM
  4. zog1977's Avatar
    i hope it does. Does anyone subscribe to blockbuster?

    Everyone i know has netflix. Why do they put such garbage on these phones. If you put the things people want on the phones they will pay fir it!
    05-05-2011 02:32 PM
  5. SoDev's Avatar
    What's this "blockbuster"?
    05-05-2011 02:37 PM
  6. Chrisy's Avatar
    I cancelled my Netflix over a year ago. I'll sign up again when it comes to my phone! Please hurry. Want to watch Lost last season!
    05-05-2011 02:39 PM
  7. AstroStrat89's Avatar
    I'm really hoping this comes out soon my self. But since there never really seems to be any explanation on why it's not already here I have a bad feeling about it. Some agreement somewhere has it held up. And if it's blockbuster or what ever, someone shoot that company and put it out of all of our misery.
    dannychaos likes this.
    05-05-2011 02:49 PM
  8. JediJesus95's Avatar
    If Blockbuster is the reason Netflix is being held up than thats almost as big a fail as having Bing as out default search.
    iastonish likes this.
    05-05-2011 02:51 PM
  9. iastonish's Avatar
    Check out Jetflix if you're in need of a tv/moview streaming app. Idk how good it is, but it has gotten good reviews.

    lol Jetflix
    05-05-2011 02:55 PM
  10. SoDev's Avatar
    Check out Jetflix if you're in need of a tv/moview streaming app. Idk how good it is, but it has gotten good reviews.

    lol Jetflix
    That's nuts... I want to be able to watch it on TV and my comp. for $10 a month. If I was going to by that I'd just pay for PLayOn and use it.

    The reviews are great though... and I could hook my phone to tv through PS3.... damn, stupid Netflix.
    thehotboy#AC likes this.
    05-05-2011 03:13 PM
  11. mfancy's Avatar
    Netflix isn't a deal breaker for me. It would be nice, but the screen isn't big enough to watch a bunch of stuff on. Its fine for YouTube videos, but I couldn't imagine watching an entire movie on my phone. I mean, the battery is ok to begin with, I don't even wanna know how fast it would die while watching a movie.
    05-05-2011 03:17 PM
  12. d1ez3's Avatar
    I cancelled my Netflix over a year ago. I'll sign up again when it comes to my phone! Please hurry. Want to watch Lost last season!
    How could you possibly watch lost and not see the last season yet?
    05-05-2011 05:44 PM
  13. Chrisy's Avatar
    Because I was watching it using Netflix! Before the last season was released I cancelled Netflix!
    05-05-2011 05:46 PM
  14. d1ez3's Avatar
    Don't you want to know what happens lol
    05-05-2011 05:48 PM
  15. Chrisy's Avatar
    Yes! But I have to wait for Netflix! Lol. No PC, not buying it, and no rental places here. So I'm ready for Netflix on Tbolt!
    05-05-2011 05:51 PM
  16. Air Force One's Avatar
    I'll be honest, since HBO GO was launched, I haven't even given movies on my device a second thought. There is SOO much great content I can't even begin to watch it all.

    I've almost finished the first season of The Sopranos. I even watched an episode today at a doctors visit over 3G with no buffering!
    05-05-2011 05:52 PM
  17. Chrisy's Avatar
    You have to subscribe to HBO though, right? Through your cable provider?
    05-05-2011 05:55 PM
  18. Air Force One's Avatar
    You have to subscribe to HBO though, right? Through your cable provider?
    Yeah you have to be subscribed thru cable or DirecTV.

    I've been subscribed to HBO tho since the 80's so this was a nice perk
    05-05-2011 05:57 PM
  19. jessesmith8888's Avatar
    http://mobile.twitter.com/Netflixhel...44350227812352

    In response to my tweet: when can I watch Netflix on my #htc #thunderbolt
    05-10-2011 04:07 AM
  20. robrecht's Avatar
    ... One thing that I have been unable to find the answer to is the question if the Processor is the limiting factor is what devices will be able to run Netflix. ...
    According to this Qualcomm guy at MWC, the issue is whether or not HTC opted to install the correct DRM keys and libraries into the ARM Trust Zone of the processor. HTC won't answer this question.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/a...flix-at-mwc-v/
    05-10-2011 06:44 AM
  21. Forgetful's Avatar
    According to this Qualcomm guy at MWC, the issue is whether or not HTC opted to install the correct DRM keys and libraries into the ARM Trust Zone of the processor. HTC won't answer this question.

    Android-powered LG Revolution caught streaming Netflix at MWC (video) -- Engadget
    Can we (root users) add those later?
    05-10-2011 06:52 AM
  22. prakash99's Avatar
    I would certainly be bummed if TB doesn't get Netflix love ...even though it won't be some kind of a dealbreaker, I will still love my TB. I currently use a few apps like TV Shows Stream, Movie Streamer (both from the same developer), Watch Movies Now, etc but nothing beats Netflix.

    And, speaking of LOST, I did not like the end of the final season. And J.J.Abram's current series Fringe also seems to be going down the same way. The writers are adding so many twists and turns that they will have a hard time coming up with a good ending.
    05-10-2011 09:12 AM
  23. robrecht's Avatar
    Can we (root users) add those later?
    Doubtful. But we do not know for sure they aren't there. Time will tell.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    05-10-2011 10:06 AM
  24. Chrisy's Avatar
    I would certainly be bummed if TB doesn't get Netflix love ...even though it won't be some kind of a dealbreaker, I will still love my TB. I currently use a few apps like TV Shows Stream, Movie Streamer (both from the same developer), Watch Movies Now, etc but nothing beats Netflix.

    And, speaking of LOST, I did not like the end of the final season. And J.J.Abram's current series Fringe also seems to be going down the same way. The writers are adding so many twists and turns that they will have a hard time coming up with a good ending.
    Does your battery overheat when watching these? I watched 40 minutes of The Amazing Race and my battery overheated. Haven't tried using WiFi though, only 3G.
    05-10-2011 10:10 AM
  25. prakash99's Avatar
    I watch over 3G most of the times myself and haven't experienced any significant overheating. Sometimes it becomes a little wamer than usual but then it cools down by itself.
    05-10-2011 10:13 AM
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