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NetFlix App APK Leaked, Doesn't Support Streaming Yet

Authored by: Douglas Carter — Mar 16, 2011

The Netflix app was first debuted back at MWC on the LG Revolution, and at the time, it was the only handset capable of running the app. Now, a tipster to AndroidSPIN got his hands on a system dump of the LG Revolution which contains the app's APK and has released it for everyone to try. Unfortunately, the feature most people are waiting for, streaming, is not working at this time.

Some of the current theories behind the lack of the streaming function working are that Netflix has not yet activated the feature on their side, or that the app might need DRM authentication, as the app might be only designed to work on certain Qualcom chips.

It remains to be seen whether or not any hackers in the Android community can figure out what is causing the problem and if anything can be done to fix it.

There is still some usefulness to be had from the app, however. Most users can search and add items to their queue, but once they try and watch anything, the app informs the user that it "could not reach the Netflix service."

Head on over to the link to download the apk and check out the app yourself.

Images from Android Police

Source: AndroidSPIN

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