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  1. mkelley65's Avatar
    netflix has a block on playbooks, as does syfy.com. its sucks. but I have confidence that the feature will be available in future upgrades.
    syfy.com plays just fine on my PlayBook.
    01-14-13 07:12 PM
  2. dih706's Avatar
    OK, so he or she asked a question that has been asked before. But there may be updates. AND many of you are giving alternate ideas for streaming movies or doing video chats. That's what we want to hear!! That's why I'm here now, to find some alternatives. So... Thanks OP for getting the discussion going again for more current ways to use our Playbooks.
    02-04-13 12:08 AM
  3. Anjohl's Avatar
    In fairness, with EVERY other major tablet manufacturer supporting netflix, it is easy to see how most playbook purchasers are shocked to discover netflix is not on board.

    I daresay it has something to do with BB wanting a cut of the subscription fee, but that is just wild speculation on my part. It's embarrassing to have such an amazing screen, and nothing to watch on it.

    And to those pointing to streaming apps that use netflix from your home PC, that is far from convenient, and many users won't have the ability to run their home PC all day to enable this, and some don't even HAVE a home PC.

    The lack of netflix is a glaring oversight, and is the biggest failing of an otherwise great product.
    02-04-13 12:50 AM
  4. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    30 bucks & that's my final answer...
    02-04-13 12:53 AM
  5. Angus_CB's Avatar
    OK, so he or she asked a question that has been asked before. But there may be updates. AND many of you are giving alternate ideas for streaming movies or doing video chats. That's what we want to hear!! That's why I'm here now, to find some alternatives. So... Thanks OP for getting the discussion going again for more current ways to use our Playbooks.
    Those suggestions were given every other time the question was asked too.
    02-04-13 06:03 AM
  6. seymor54's Avatar
    There was always a big difference between trolls, mods and users....

    Now it seems that a user asks a reasonable question after doing research, and speciflying clearly that was looking for alternative solutions. Only to find that they are ridiculled firstly by a mod, then by fellow users... It seems to me that trolls are far more transparent whereas mods are trolls and users are ebay fanatics

    I like my playbook, i find rim or blackberry totally head stuck in the sand, expecting the world to wake up to bb10, the recent launch of the z10, was more like watching a woody wood ****** cartoon, lacking willy cote... Without any bee beeb ...

    Today ive viewed the ubuntu phone and think yes there is a realistic answer to beating tbe dominance of apple...

    I write tjis message on a playbook, that though a wonderfull piece of hardware has major oversights... Then you find that blackberry has renamed its self blackberry...
    And raspberry pi has sold within less than a year over one million $30 computers, isnt tthat more than all the playbooks sold in nearly 3 years...
    Bad Whippet and BB_Bmore like this.
    02-10-13 04:57 PM
  7. PatrickMJS's Avatar
    I hope everyone on this forum saw Kevin's great new post in the news section saying Netflix is indeed coming to BlackBerry 10 and we know BlackBerry 10 is coming to the PlayBook so I think we can conclude that Netflix will come to the PlayBook.

    Soon, I hope.

    Skype, Whatsapp, and now Netflix. That leaves Instagram as the other must-have app EVERYONE here was complaining was missing.

    All I can say is finally. 2013 brings us back to having the amazing BlackBerry experience we all know it could be.

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
    axllebeer likes this.
    02-10-13 06:23 PM
  8. ekafara's Avatar
    Uhh. Bla1ze ported it from Android. Had nothing to do with BlackBerry brink it over
    02-10-13 06:29 PM
  9. Laridae's Avatar
    bump - So, still no news on this?
    I signed up for Netflix today and I'm really enjoying watching House of Cards, etc on my Nexus 7 and laptop/flatscreen TV.
    We'd like to use it on the PlayBook too, especially since it has HDMI out.
    (I know it's been asked many times, but as far as I'm concerned every day is a new day until there is an answer)
    02-13-13 07:19 PM
  10. nt300's Avatar
    Netflix will be coming to BlackBerry 10 in a native format. Not sure when, but it's coming., despite the fact Kevin mentioned it may be an Android Port. I mean it could be, just redesigned for BB10, then call it native.

    Now what I found out last year was Netflix deliberately did not support BlackBerry according to a Netflix rep I had a discussion with. They did this by 1) Not supporting BlackBerry's browser and 2) No BlackBerry Netflix App. They described it as BlackBerry was not really relevant and somewhat obsolete and dying. Obviously Netflix suffers from mindless arrogance.

    I am very surprised BlackBerry modders haven't figured a way out to make Netflix work on the PlayBook. One way would be to somehow make Google Chrome and/or Internet Explorer work on the PlayBook, then browse to the Netflix Site and watch away.
    02-16-13 05:59 AM
  11. rossjackson01's Avatar
    When can an app be used on Windows, Apple, Android and Blackberry?

    ONLY when the developer of that app has formatted the app for that particular operating system. So if a particular app does not run on Blackberry, Apple, Windows or Android, contact the developer of the app, not the operating system owner.

    Don't blame Blackberry, blame Netflix, Skype or the owner of any app that does not run.
    DC506 likes this.
    02-16-13 06:20 AM
  12. SlickBassPlaya's Avatar
    Splashtop is not installing properly on my MacBook. I don't know why.
    03-04-13 03:40 PM
  13. Enyigma's Avatar
    My question would be that until Microsoft's Silverlight is supported by the Plabook's OS 2.1 browser or the BB10 browser, what is the incentive for Netflix to make an app for the BB10? It sounds to me like the costs of development for BB10 would be considerably more than for other OS browsers that do support Silverlight. I don't know why Netflix stubbornly refuses to put their content out in Flash, but that is their decision to make.

    BB made the wise choice of going with Flash since it is more widely used than Silverlight. Other mobile browsers do not support Flash which cripples the ability of potential mobile vewers to view FLash content. I wonder if there is all this moaning going on in the groups discussing other mobile OSs about the lack of support for Flash and why app and website developers don't adapt their systems by developing everything in Silverlight.
    03-05-13 09:07 AM
  14. SifJar's Avatar
    My question would be that until Microsoft's Silverlight is supported by the Plabook's OS 2.1 browser or the BB10 browser, what is the incentive for Netflix to make an app for the BB10? It sounds to me like the costs of development for BB10 would be considerably more than for other OS browsers that do support Silverlight. I don't know why Netflix stubbornly refuses to put their content out in Flash, but that is their decision to make.

    BB made the wise choice of going with Flash since it is more widely used than Silverlight. Other mobile browsers do not support Flash which cripples the ability of potential mobile vewers to view FLash content. I wonder if there is all this moaning going on in the groups discussing other mobile OSs about the lack of support for Flash and why app and website developers don't adapt their systems by developing everything in Silverlight.
    Android and iOS do not support Silverlight, Silverlight is not essential for Netflix to function. It's just what it uses in the browser. With a dedicated app, Silverlight is completely unnecessary. As for why they "stubbornly" refuse to use Flash; DRM. Silverlight has more secure/better DRM from what I understand. (Or rather, less well understood DRM; Silverlight has much lower adoption, thus fewer people have bothered to try and crack it's DRM, so it's less likely someone will; security through obscurity). Netflix were pressurised into using Silverlight by rights holders wishing to protect their intellectual property.

    As for complaining from users of other OSes; nope. As I already mentioned, none of them support Silverlight, so they certainly don't complain about sites not using Silverlight. But Flash is becoming largely irrelevant with the advancements of HTML5. All platforms now have pretty good HTML5 support in their default browsers (and often even better in third party browsers), and sites have been adapting to that for years now. Flash is becoming less and less common. Plus Android did officially support Flash for a while, and even though it is no longer officially supported, it is not difficult to install it.
    03-05-13 10:06 AM
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