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Netflix for Android: Does Your Phone Have Support?



When official Netflix rolled out for Android, we thought that it would be greeted by joyous smartphone owners thrilled that they would be able to watch movies and television on their phone. Instead, the release was released with many Android phone owners gasping, wondering why there wasn’t support for their device. Even worse, Gingerbread seems to have fouled up support on at least one device.


Well, we here at GBM want to keep you up to date on which phones have and don’t have Netflix support at the moment and we’re going to be keeping this list updated as Netflix starts proving official support for more smartphones.

Android Phones Netflix Officially Supports:

  • Casio G’zOne Commando C771
  • HTC Droid Incredible
  • HTC Nexus One
  • HTC G2
  • LG Revolution
  • Motorola Droid X
  • Motorola Droid
  • Samsung Nexus S

Android Phones Netflix Unofficially Supports:

If you recall, Netflix removed device check from the application which allows you to install it even if you’re not running one of the devices listed under the official tab. Some of the more notable devices that it reportedly works on are:

  • HTC Droid Incredible 2
  • Motorola Droid X2
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • HTC Desire

Android Phones Netflix Doesn’t Support:

Support has apparently not arrived, even after the removal of device check, for these devices running stock Android.

  • HTC EVO 4G – fix supposedly rolling out June 20th
  • HTC ThunderBolt
  • LG G2x
  • Motorola Droid 2
  • Motorola Droid 2 Global
  • Samsung Droid Charge
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Infuse 4G

Again, this is a running list and we’ll update when we find more phones that aren’t working. You also may also be able to gain Netflix support right now by rooting your device, but that isn’t without consequences.

Feel free to chime in to let us know what you’re been able to find.



  1. Shawedb

    06/18/2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’m a new android user, INFUSE 4G ATT, previously Iphone but wanted bigger screen. Amazed by the infuse a wonderful piece of hardware, dismayed by so many versions of Android software running on so many different phones and waiting for apps to be released or updated once they fail. In particular netflx.
    for Android to move ahead they need to standardize the software and prior to releasing a new phone, especially one with a large screen that will probably be used to watch a lot of TV, co-ordinate with the major app companies and release the phone preferably with the APP included.

    The Infuse goes back to ATT today and I will wait for iphone 5

  2. gnotj

    06/21/2011 at 3:58 am

    Just downloaded Gingerbread.  Evo “fix” for 6.20.2011 failed.  Dear Netflix, try again.

    • Urmom

      07/15/2011 at 2:40 am

      It’s not gingerbread, its an HTC firmware update. Fail on ur behalf

  3. TB

    06/27/2011 at 5:42 am

    Netflix for Infuse 4g damnit! Aaaargh! I miss my iPhone


      07/09/2011 at 5:56 am

      Damn right I’m in the same boat as you bro

    • Fsfrozeneagle

      08/13/2011 at 5:13 am

      I got mine for netflix why have the biggest phone on the market but not have netflix right

  4. Virgil Castleberry

    07/09/2011 at 4:18 pm

    My poor old Devour just doesn’t get any of the good stuff… :-(

  5. Dave

    07/19/2011 at 2:01 pm

    Ok so its not working on my Inspire with the latest updates from ATT and HTC…

    while I would like to see Netflix on my android I still do not miss my iPhone.

  6. Nalibg

    07/27/2011 at 11:20 pm

    Found an unofficial way of getting it on the infuse. Download it at the link bellow direct to your phone, open it and select allow from unknown source. Works fine on mine

    • Kirsten Purple

      07/28/2011 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks!! Works on my HTC inspire perfectly!!

    • onlychild30ish

      08/13/2011 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!  I can now, FINALLY, ditch my iPhone for my Inspire 4g!!!  You da man!!!

  7. Dobber

    08/30/2011 at 11:00 pm

    i have it on my htc sensation, stock

  8. Terry5365

    10/15/2011 at 4:49 pm

    It will not work on HTC Inspire. You get a blank screen with audio. No visual.

  9. Rcain101780

    12/12/2011 at 8:46 am

    I have a samsung 2.3.5 not sure if thats the full name but nstflix does not work

  10. Brembecar

    12/21/2011 at 9:44 am

    As of 12/21/2011 nothing on Samsung Galaxy S 2.1. Sigh…

  11. Donelldom

    04/28/2012 at 10:50 pm

    What about the HTC one s? Do you have a date for this phone? I just got mine today and I love the phone.NIH

  12. amanda

    07/04/2012 at 9:02 am

    I have a virgin mobile Samsung intercept and Netflix doesn’t work on it of course. But I am going to get the HTC evo and maybe then it will work.

  13. Anthony

    08/09/2012 at 8:55 am

    I have HTC Desire, the original one. Netflix does not work. Black screen keeps coming up.

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