- 12-06-12, 01:34 PM #26
And do you think this is RIM's fault that Netflix isn't there? RIM was actively trying to go after Netflix and anyone that has a memory, Netflix issued a statement and said they will not be supporting RIM devices... So how is that RIM's fault exactly? You can't blame RIM, yes you can find non tablet devices that have netflix on it, but it's based on a general code that QNX doesn't support. So your bluray player and tv use a type of programming code and have the authorization from Netflix to use. Again, not RIM's fault.
And for the guy that says "feels the same about Skype..." Skype is coming my friend. MS and RIM have been working together for a long time now, and now just waiting for BB10 os release and the BB10 os launch to say Skype is here and will be supported in native QNX code.
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12-06-12, 02:00 PM #27
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2. Skype is going to be there. I believe your assertion. What we do not know is if it's going to be a fully functional Skype or if it's going to be a crippled (text-chat only) version of Skype! We will find out soon enough.------------------------
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12-06-12, 02:17 PM #28
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I find it this conversation about Netflix amusing. I had Netflix and I bought a 1st Gen Ipad. At first there wasn't an app for Netflix so I used the browser the watch Netflix. Safari for IOS was crap back then and it still worked. Everyone forgets that Netflix is a web based program, the app is just a browser that goes straight to Netflix's website. BB10 will have the best browser on the market and that includes desktop browsers. You can use the web to watch your Netflix and do it full screen. Native support for Netflix is not that important, and if it is then side loading Android apps should be available on BB10 devices so you can still have a Netflix app if that is what you wish.
- 12-06-12, 03:08 PM #29
- 12-06-12, 03:12 PM #30
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12-06-12, 05:14 PM #31
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Re: I Think I Now Understand The Netflix Thing
'Here's How' had a article awhile back same about netflix not being worth the $ asked for in Canada.
Regards watching movies et al on small scrn..... same peolpe who bought into that activity when cell/smartphone rolled out ..... very likely same who also have the largest scrns on a wall or two at their residence ! ehhhhhh !!?"G-Gauge may not RULE, But it GROWS on Ya !! " djc'99
- 12-06-12, 05:53 PM #32~Matt
- 12-06-12, 06:03 PM #33
I've probably launched the Netflix app on my iPhone twice. And I like the content in Netflix Canada.
- 12-06-12, 09:49 PM #35
I never understood the desire for Netflix when the price was higher. My son just gifted us with a Roku2 and all I can say is it sure would be nice to be able to get all that content on my pb - wow. For only $7.99 a month? Definitely not a deal breaker for me cuz I love my pb but again, sure would be nice.Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
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12-07-12, 12:39 PM #36
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I take the subway and public transit to work everyday and Netflix, HBO.GO and Crackle are my best friends. Many people are not in a situation where they can take advantage of these services and think they are useless but to those who use it frequently we appreciate being able to have content at our fingertips at anytime on any screen size. I have Netflix on all of my devices not because I had to have it but because the option was there and I like the choice of using a service I already pay for on another device when I'm away from my TV. I work in accounting but I'm not always at work so I need entertainment on the go when I want it.
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12-07-12, 02:51 PM #37
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- 12-07-12, 03:39 PM #38
I honestly have no use for Netflix but I know others want it and it can only help if it become available. . .
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12-09-12, 07:28 PM #46
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Being able to use Amazon Prime on the PB has really made not having Netflix moot. It's not a deal breaker for me, and I think for 90% of others who cry about it only do so because other platforms have it.
Like I said though, most media devices already in people's homes already have it.
- 12-09-12, 07:49 PM #47
I Think I Now Understand The Netflix Thing
I do find myself streaming netflix occasionally to my PB / dev alpha depending on the day. Mostly because my SO falls asleep an hour or two sooner than me.
But more often than not I'm just streaming local media from my PC (music videos, videos or shows). So if I couldn't stream Netflix I don't think I'd worry about it too much either.
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