Netflix now lists HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D as officially supported devices

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It's official. Netflix woke up, sipped on their coffee, and decided to add the HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D to their list of officially supported devices. The inexplicable part? There has been no update to the Netflix app to facilitate this change. The only possible explanation is that our devices have been supportable but Netflix has just now either discovered that or decided to open their arms up just a little wider to include more phones.

You may have read the recent G&E article explaining a simple workaround and, as I did, decided to give it a try. Everything seems to work just fine using that solution but now that our EVO family is now listed among the officially supported devices, installing the app via the Android Market will position you to receive future updates to Netflix as you would any other traditionally installed app.

Netflix QRcode Before taking any action today, I confirmed that the workaround version to be 1.2 and the version currently up on the Market is 1.3. If you wish to make the switch, simply uninstall the non-Market version and download directly from the Market. No other steps are required. So have fun and get your Flix on…officially…again!

Links:  Market (EVO)  |  (Market (web)

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David Carleno

David is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged into Pocketables in 2012.

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10 thoughts on “Netflix now lists HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D as officially supported devices

  • Avatar of Dustin
    July 20, 2011 at 7:55 am
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    I downloaded the E3D version off of the market and it was the same exact version and build as the ones used by the xda versions, still just 1.2.2, however the market one won’t have the extra high def codecs or auto rotate, so I uninstalled and went back to the xda version.

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  • Avatar of Dustin
    July 20, 2011 at 8:03 am
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    Nevermind, maybe they updated it since this morning, it is now showing 1.3.0, still curious if this is batter than the xda version though

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  • Avatar of Bill Mitchell
    July 20, 2011 at 8:13 am
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    Yeah the update is butter smooth too.

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  • Avatar of Dustin
    July 20, 2011 at 8:21 am
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    On further testing the new version 1.3 doesn’t compare to the version from xda for video quality. I checked a part in the movie The Last Airbender on both the 1.3 version in the market and the latest xda version by SprintUSA: NetFlixSuperONE1-Rotate-Red-VXXXX1.7, and the xda version is much crisper. I could see some choppiness along the edges of one of the actors faces in the market version, but they were smooth in the xda one. This difference wasn’t the pixelation you would see from a slow connection, it was in the fine detail. I’ll keep my hi def codecs until Netflix releases their own version containing them.

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  • Avatar of Dro3d
    July 20, 2011 at 8:38 am
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    nice just dumped the apk. the link and installed from the market.

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  • Avatar of PhreshPrinz
    July 20, 2011 at 9:29 am
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    Just dumped the workaround and got the official today…. What’s up Evo Shift support?

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  • Avatar of me.yahoo.com/a/mHM0r4oFxYwE7gyqrHylsecb
    July 20, 2011 at 11:34 am
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    Thanks for the test and update. I was wondering this myself. I came here to ask how this “officially supported market” version compares to all of the version available from SprintUSA of XDA.

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  • Avatar of Dro3d
    July 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm
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    I was actually able to stream a little of content on 3g. yay!!! Idk if it was the update that helped but I’m happy either way.

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  • Avatar of Tack68
    July 21, 2011 at 5:15 am
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    Got rid of the workaround just cuz I want the offical Market support of the app. Tried to see if there was 3d movies availible for my E3d, but sadly I don’t see one.

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  • Avatar of landrystudios@gmail.com
    July 23, 2011 at 6:11 am
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    No longer supported on my EVO veiw. Wtf!!! Now I can’t watch netflix on my EVO tablet any longer…..beyond pissed off.

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