Netflix App for Blackberry Playbook Will Never Happen

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Herk

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Dec 11, 2011
 
For many months, Netflix has been well aware of the thousands of people that want a Netflix application for their Blackberry Playbook, however, they have not yet produced one and I do not believe they ever plan to do so. If they did plan one, it would have been accomplished by now. Surely, it is not that difficult to write. I love my Playbook, but I will be looking for a replacement very soon because I want a tablet that plays Netflix movies. I would love to know the real reason why Netflix has no plans for a BB Tablet application. Perhaps Blackberry is not willing to pay for it.

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Dec 11, 2011
 
you will get a blackberry one the same time I get a linux one .

I think the biggest reason is they are unable to use microsofts silverlight and drm security.
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Dec 12, 2011
 
Thanks for the reply, I should have guessed about the silverlight issue. I had never considered that. That makes me even more disappointed with Blackberry. They need to join the rest of the tech world.
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Dec 18, 2011
 
netflix sucks use cuevana.tv or download the movies
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Dec 22, 2011
 
Doesn't make sense ... Android is Linux and Nintendo 3DS is not Microshit Silverscam ... so ... I think the reason is more corporate dink measuring if you ask me.... Exactly the same reason why the NHL wouldn't let Jim Balsillie have his NHL team ... he's a dink.
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you will get a blackberry one the same time I get a linux one .
I think the biggest reason is they are unable to use microsofts silverlight and drm security.
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Dec 22, 2011
 
Bry wrote:
Doesn't make sense ... Android is Linux and Nintendo 3DS is not Microshit Silverscam ... so ... I think the reason is more corporate dink measuring if you ask me.... Exactly the same reason why the NHL wouldn't let Jim Balsillie have his NHL team ... he's a dink.
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you stupid dink, silverlight runs netflixs website, all devices/browsers must be compatible. blackberry is not, linux is not.

as far as android being linux, that is not true either you stupid dink, it has a kernel based on the linux kernel but it is not linux.

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Dec 22, 2011
 
Bry wrote:
Doesn't make sense ... Android is Linux and Nintendo 3DS is not Microshit Silverscam ... so ... I think the reason is more corporate dink measuring if you ask me.... Exactly the same reason why the NHL wouldn't let Jim Balsillie have his NHL team ... he's a dink.
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it don't make sense because you do not understand. Generally speaking, Silverlight needs browser plugin like flash. Unless your device's browser can support plugins and silverlight in particular, it will not play netflix video. It plays on nintendos because their browsers do support microsofts silverlight.

Silverlight supports drm and if the device or browser will not work with drm, then netflix will not stream to it.

see the following article

http://crackberry.com/rim-has-no-plans-time-b...
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Jan 26, 2012
 
me sayz wrote:
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you stupid dink, silverlight runs netflixs website, all devices/browsers must be compatible. blackberry is not, linux is not.
as far as android being linux, that is not true either you stupid dink, it has a kernel based on the linux kernel but it is not linux.
You know, it is really sad that people like you seem to think the whole world is stupid because they don't understand tech issues.The person you are referring to is probably extremely intelligent in areas other than yours.
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Jan 26, 2012
 
Nan wrote:
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You know, it is really sad that people like you seem to think the whole world is stupid because they don't understand tech issues.The person you are referring to is probably extremely intelligent in areas other than yours.
if you would have actually read the post I was responding to, you would have taken things in context and saw why I called that specific person stupid. He was calling people names so I just responded in kind. If you have a problem with that then you are no better...
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Feb 9, 2012
 
Herk wrote:
Thanks for the reply, I should have guessed about the silverlight issue. I had never considered that. That makes me even more disappointed with Blackberry. They need to join the rest of the tech world.
It only use silverlight on the website. It has app run on Android/IPAD/PS3/XBOX and even crappy wii/nintendo ds3d, and they all do not have silverlight. They all can run FLASH or whatever it can be. So it is NOT a big deal
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Feb 9, 2012
 
I think NETFLIX app should be there when PLAYBOOK OS 2.0 is release to support android app, since it is available on my android phone. So be wait and hope that they do.

by the by, I do android app development and I know by a fact that Android do not support silverlight, it does support FLASH like playbook does.

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Feb 9, 2012
 
app wrote:
I think NETFLIX app should be there when PLAYBOOK OS 2.0 is release to support android app, since it is available on my android phone. So be wait and hope that they do.
by the by, I do android app development and I know by a fact that Android do not support silverlight, it does support FLASH like playbook does.
it is drm that is the big deal. If the device will not support drm then it will not stream netflix. Android supports drm, currently linux does not, currently playbook does not and in spite of what you think the xbox does use silverlight.
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Feb 14, 2012
 
Herk wrote:
For many months, Netflix has been well aware of the thousands of people that want a Netflix application for their Blackberry Playbook, however, they have not yet produced one and I do not believe they ever plan to do so. If they did plan one, it would have been accomplished by now. Surely, it is not that difficult to write. I love my Playbook, but I will be looking for a replacement very soon because I want a tablet that plays Netflix movies. I would love to know the real reason why Netflix has no plans for a BB Tablet application. Perhaps Blackberry is not willing to pay for it.
You can get etflix plus much more using the "Connect to TVersity" in the App World. You will need a "Play On" account. This works great if you have your PC set-up as the server.
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Feb 23, 2012
 
my truths wrote:
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it is drm that is the big deal. If the device will not support drm then it will not stream netflix. Android supports drm, currently linux does not, currently playbook does not and in spite of what you think the xbox does use silverlight.
Actually the playbook chipset has the best drm of any tablet, it uses the TI Omap 4 processor that is certified by netflix http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-playb... The truth is there is no excuse for netflix not to be on the playbook
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Jun 28, 2012
 
xxx wrote:
netflix sucks use cuevana.tv or download the movies


Does the Bb playbook support cuevana.tv?
Ricardo Riley

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Jun 30, 2012
 
I think playbook will likely be ready for netflix next year. Have faith

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Jul 1, 2012
 
Ricardo Riley wrote:
I think playbook will likely be ready for netflix next year. Have faith
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