Netflix for Android Gets Leaked But Doesn’t Work

I still can’t believe that the Android platform still doesn’t have a Netflix app that allows video streaming like the iDevices and Windows Phone 7.  It’s definitely a minus for the most popular mobile device line in the U.S., and a 1 Up for iOS users.  Supposedly, a leaked version of a Netflix app for Android has made its way to the Internet, but it still doesn’t allow any type of content streaming.  I guess some wiley hacker grabbed the APK from a yet to be released LG Android phone and uploaded the package to the Net for all to see.  Unfortunately, the leaked Netflix app doesn’t work, so it’s not worth browsing for.

Disturbingly enough there still hasn’t been an official announcement from Netflix on the expected launch date of their official Android app.  They claim it’s too hard to nail down because of all the different manufacturers that make Android phones.  They’re trying to protect their as*es with DRM, which doesn’t seem to be supported on all of the Android phones, hence the reason why they won’t release a universal Netflix app.  Like I mentioned earlier the lack of a Netflix streaming app is definitely a black eye for the Android OS, so I hope this thing officially releases sooner than later.

Although, how often do you really need to watch movies on a 4.3 inch screen?  I know, it’s still awesome to say you have the option!  Stay tuned for more details as they arrive.  You’ve been wanting to get your mobile ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ on…

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