Just hours after Netflix released its Android app with full streaming video support on select Android models, hackers have already enabled the app to work on an additional set of officially unsupported smartphones.
If you’ve got a Motorola Droid, Droid 2, or Droid X, and you’re running Gingerbread thanks to a ROM like CyanogenMod 7, you’ll now be able to stream Netflix to your smartphone (with the proper Netflix account, of course). The geniuses who lurk in the XDA-Developers forum managed to crack the device checks for these handsets, reaffirming what we learned earlier from Netflix, that this isn’t a DRM issue but one of thoroughly testing each phone model. If you just want access to the company’s content, and aren’t that concerned with an app that may be slightly less than rock-solid stable, the XDA-D guys have got your back.
Some users trying out the cracked APK have needed to upgrade Flash for the app to work, while others have found success only after moving it to their external SD cards. With some luck, we’ll see the app gain support for even more Androids over the coming days and weeks.