Netflix has released a minor update to its Android app which fixes a few bugs and adds support for 3 additional phones: the LG Revolution, Motorola Droid and Casio G’zOne Commando C771.

Netflix has also removed the device check that prevented the app from even trying to play video on unsupported devices. So if you manage to install the Netflix app on a device that’s not one of the few officially supported Android phones, you may be able to watch videos. This should eliminate the need to hack your phones build.prop file.

But your results may vary.

I installed Netflix on the HTC Flyer just to see what would happen, and while I can manage my queue from the tablet, when I attempt to play a video I’m greeted with a white screen, a progress bar, and not much else.

Netflix v 1.2.1 is available as a free download from the Android Market. Note that if your device isn’t in the list of officially supported phones you may not even see a download link.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...