If you have been receiving the message to update your netflix APK try this LATEST VERSION
NOW WORKING ON ANY ANDROID DEVICE! Download the new version of Netflix that does not require root. NETFLIX APK this should work on all android devices all versions froyo and later. The way it works is it skips the device check!
You may have seen the news on DroidLife yesterday… here is the apk i can verify that it works on the DX but only if you are running .595
Droid Life Article: Weren’t happy with news that Netflix was old made available to a handful of devices? What if I were to tell you that it also works on the DROIDX running Gingerbread? Download it below. And I have a feeling that it’ll work on the DROID2 as well, but cannot test it at this time. Feel free to let us know in the comments though!
*Note 1 - My DX is running Gingerbread. (must be 4.5.595 leak)
*Note 2 - Did not work on my Thunderbolt, XOOM or Samsung Tab 10.1.
*Note 3 – We’re hearing that it definitely works on the DROID2 running Gingerbread, plus the original DROID running a variety of ROMs.
The Other way to get it to work without being on .595 update..(this also works on roms and phones other than DroidX Droid2)
From android police:
When he covered the official release of the Netflix app earlier today, Cameron said, “If your device didn’t make the cut, though, I wouldn’t sweat it too hard – you know how resourceful the Android community can be.” Well, the app hasn’t even been out for a day yet, and already there’s a way to get it running on non-supported devices. The only caveat is that you must be rooted. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to work on the Thunderbolt.
So how’s it done? Well, the instructions are actually fairly straightforward, and come courtesy of tipster/redditor natemckn:
Root is required. Make a Nandroid backup! (I accidentally deleted by build.prop file and bootlooped my phone)
Download ES File Explorer (Or any other root file editor)
In ES File Explorer, go into Setting > Root Settings and enable both check boxes
Navigate to /system/ and copy/paste build.prop to /sdcard/ (just in case)
Open & edit /system/build.prop
Change the following lines to make your phone think it is a HTC G2:
Reboot the phone
Install the netflix apk (if you haven’t already)
As always, you shouldn’t take the dive if you don’t know what your doing. If it bricks your phone or eats your cat, it’s not our fault, Nate’s fault, or anyone else’s fault.
Aside from Nate’s Optimus V, we have no confirmation of this working on other devices as of yet (although it should work for most). If you give this a shot, let us know if it does/doesn’t work for you, and don’t forget to include your device and ROM!
[Thanks for the tip, Nate! See also: Reddit thread]