How To Download And Install Netflix On Android


16.05.2011

How To Download And Install Netflix On Android

Netflix streaming service have been ignored by Google’s Android, and may Android-powered device users shouted out lout to get Netflix on their smartphones. If you own a device that runs on Android and you want Netflix on your smartphone, you came on the right place. The following tutorial will show you how to install the service on your Android-powered device.

Not farther than few days ago we heard about Netflix function as being installed on Google Nexus S and some HTC devices. But if you want Netflix on your Android phone, here’s what you have to do.

Before proceeding and installing Netflix online streaming service on your Android device, please check if your smartphone is part of the below list of gadgets:

  • HTC Incredible

  • HTC Nexus One

  • HTC Evo 4G

  • HTC G2

  • Samsung Nexus S

Since installing Netflix on your Android device involves some risk, we recommend you to backup all the data on your smartphone before proceeding. This includes contacts, messages, call log, music and video files and applications you installed from Android Market. Also know that you might end up bricking your device if you do not follow the following instructions carefully.

Because the Android OS do not support Netflix as it comes from the developer’s hands, note that you have to root your device before proceeding to install Netfix on our Android-powered smartphone.

Now that you are sure that your smartphone is in the above list of supported Android-powered devices, and that it’s accordingly rooted, here’s what you have to do in order to install Netflix on your device:

  1. First of all, you will have to go to Settings, then Applications, the make sure you have checked the box before the “Unknown sources.” This action will allow you to install Netflix on your Android device

  2. Now you will have to download the Netflix application for Android (we had a download link for it, but, unfortunately, it have been pulled out). Once you download it move it to your Android device (you can as well email to download link and download it to your device, or move it to your SD memory card and install Netflix from there). Once the download process is finished, click the “Completed Download” notification from your Android smartphone and install the application.

  3. After you successfully downloaded and installed Netflix for Android, now you will have to download ES File Explorer from here

  4. Open ES File Explorer and go to Settings, then Root Settings. There you will have to check both boxes.

  5. Now, you will have to go to /system/ folder, copy and paste the “build.prop” file to /sdcard/. Now you will have a backup.

  6. Return to /system/ and open the “build.prop” file located there

  7. Next you will have to change some files and code lines in order to fool the Android install. Let’s say you have a Samsung Nexus S device, here’s the example

  • ro.product.model=Nexus S

  • ro.product.manufacturer=samsung

    Once you complete the above steps, you will have to reboot your Android-powered device, so the changes to take effect. Don’t panic if it takes a little bit longer for the homescreen to appear. It only happens first time after you install Netflix on your device running on Android.

    Congratulations, you successfully installed Netflix on your Android-powered device. Anyway don’t hesitate and share us your opinions about Netflix running on your Android device, in the comments area below. Also tell us if you experience any issues. But before commenting, note that Netflix is not working on all Android-powered devices.

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