How To Enable Netflix to Work on Your Android Device (Updated 6/9/11)

Mad that Netflix is only supposed to work on certain Android devices? Well, with a little hackery, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you have a rooted Android phone, then you can install Netflix on it thanks to some developers over at XDA). Here’s how.

I. Before You Begin

1. You MUST be rooted. If you aren’t please head to our How To’s section and find the procedure that works for your device (if you don’t see your device listed just try this procedure). Once done, you can come back here and continue.

2. This is NOT guaranteed to work on all devices, but should work on most.

II. Download and Install the Netflix App

1. Head to the Developer’s post and download the APK file somewhere on your computer.

Netflix APK without the Device Check
(Download the netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk one first, if that force closes when you try to run it, then try the netflix-mod-2.apk one)

New Netflix APK (thanks to Altroy2 on XDA and Moses5757 for linking to it here!) Updated 6.9.11!

2. Plug in your device via USB cable and mount the storage so we can transfer files to it.

3. Copy the .apk file over to your device’s storage (NOT inside any folders just on the SD card or internal storage itself).

4. Unplug your device.

5. Download Astro File Manager from the Market for Free (or use any other file manager you wish).

6. Open the file manager and then click the apk file and go through the process to install it (make sure to check Allow Non-Market Apps if asked).

7. Open the new Netflix app and enjoy!

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


Something Wrong? If you notice an issue with the procedure (broken link, steps out of date, etc.), use this form to let us know! Otherwise, if you just are having trouble with the procedure, reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.

  • Kaliman198117

    i have a mytouch 4g and im rooted and i didnt have to do this process because the netflix app is on the market anyways and it works flawlessly on my phone

    • http://TheUnlockr.com TheUnlockr

      This procedure is for the people who have phones that can’t use the Market Netflix app…

    • Dondarko80

      I have the mytouch 4g but I can’t find the netflix app what Rom do you use for it to work

      • Coloradohids

        I used Royal Ginger on my MT4G and it works just fine. Also the Gingerbread sense worked with no issue

    • Jibblykibbleson

      Yeah numbnuts.. jp but yeah its because you probably have a netflix enabled phone

    • Kristaricketts89

      Can u tell me how. Does it work on ur tv

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Sanford/100000151910439 David Sanford

    Working great on LG Optimus S with without device check!

  • Mcook1670

    still doesn’t work on the sprint galaxy  tab 2.2..boo

  • jay

    it says a new update is out and must download. then when it automatically searches it says update not found..

    • Michael

      Same problem as Jay.  I ran netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk and all went well, but the app insists I need a new version which it can’t find–hence, I can’t use the app at all!

    • Pmcglynn72

      Check XDA for a Netflix app that will work with your device. I got nextflix on my galaxy tab and Mytouch 4G.. with both I had to install a rom to make it work.. you have to have gingerbread or highter. 2.3.3 . So go on xda and see what roms work with what phones to make netflix play.

    • Anonymous

      ask your favorite netflix hacker to “null” the update check

    • Tylerjacobs198605

      I just didnt let it update and it worked fine.

  • Moses5757

    I have a MT4G and I could never get the Netflix app to work either, but thanks to altroy2 there is an updated netflix for android. I can’t confirm it works on all androids, but it does work on MT4G. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=978643&page=369

  • Anthony

    Doesn’t work on the Xoom

  • Tobyjkirkpatrick

    why is movies in high speed on my droid x??? Sounds ike Alvin and the chipmonks.

  • AndroidDude

    The “without device check” and the newest 6.9.11 of netflix doesn’t work for Samsung Epic 4G.  The “mod 2″ version will get you past login and to movie select.  Attempting to play ends with nothing playing and back to movie pick.

  • Kasselco

    How can I watch TV on my HD useing Samsung blue ray with wireless from my Droid phone?

  • Ladyphae_01

    can i download the netflix android app on my android phone and be able to watch on my hd tv if i connect my usb cord for my android into my hd tv???

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