Netflix streaming likely coming to Android

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  1. Sedako

    Sedako Chuck Steak

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    Based on a job posting that went up recently on Netflix's site, it looks like the iPhone won't be the only smartphone getting this service:

    http://jobs.netflix.com/DetailFlix.asp?jobid=flix3724

    Netflix has been very insistent about getting their streaming service onto as many platforms as possible, so this is certainly feasible.
     
  2. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    Pretty cool.
     
  3. VictimOfScience

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    I wonder how it will work over 3G. I also wonder about battery life during the viewing. I have an iPhone and these are my concerns. I know a couple of people with Androids, but I don't think they know about this yet.
     
  4. Escaep

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    Nice. Just bought the new Android powered Motorola Backflip and would be nice to see something like this.
     
  5. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Party Escort Bot

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    My Droid thanks you for this news.
     
  6. the cow says moo

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    I didn't even know it was coming to the iphone. Win.
     
  7. Sedako

    Sedako Chuck Steak

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    High quality Youtube streaming works very well on my Droid, so I don't think it'll be too difficult to implement this service. If I'm watching videos I usually turn the brightness down too.
     
  8. Warped

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    maybe I'll look into getting the droid then. i could watch and finish rescue me on the go
     
  9. arch5

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    I hope this comes true, because I'm getting a Nexus One in May. Netflix on it would be awesome.
     
  10. Sliver

    Sliver Companion Cube

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    Use my Droid religiously, as well as Netflix. Great news.
     
  11. MRG

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    Also for those of you that have a Wii, you can now watch shows & movies streaming from Netflix. You just have to order the *special* Netflix disk ( Free to existing members ) to access & play shows & movies on your Wii, which I just ordered. "Back in the day" I used to watch a few Netflix shows on my PC, but it was always a pain in the ass to get the codecs for Windows Media Player to show the shows correctly, so I gave that venture up. My wife & Daughter are quite keen on Netflix though & often have new movies waiting in the mailbox for them. Easy to see how Netflix has killed Hollywood Video & Blockbuster.

    http://www.netflix.com/NRD/Wii

    -MRG
     
  12. the cow says moo

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    My Wii disk just came in the mail a few days ago. I haven't tried it out yet and likely won't for a while.
     
  13. 63

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    My iPhone approves.
     
  14. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Party Escort Bot

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    Same thing for the PS3. I didn't realize I had to get a disk, so I had movie night and was like "Uhhhhhh.....NEVERMIND"
     
  15. VictimOfScience

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    I do it on the PS3 because it is an unbelievably quick and easy way to stream HD movies. I have like 170 of them in my instant queue--its terrific. Streaming them to portable media devices will certainly help my phone's small 8GB of space.
     
  16. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    Do you need to keep the disk in the ps3 for it to work?
     
  17. CyberPitz

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    Hmm, not sure! I don't imagine, I figured you just needed it for the initial install.
     

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