1. ForceModified's Avatar
    Hey everyone! I was playing around with different bar files lastnight, installing, testing, deleting, etc.. when an idea popped into my head. Not sure if this has ever been posted before so if it has I apologize for making a double post but I saw that Splashtop Desktop was available at BB World for download which allows you to connect to your pc via Playbook and take control. I wasn't sure how well this app would work so I decided to find the bar file online and load it with DDPB to test it out. I got everything setup and logged into my PC with the playbook and was actually very surprised how well and fast the app actually responded. So I figured hmmm lets test Netflix. I was expecting it to run choppy or slow but surprisingly it runs very well so I was impressed! We honestly don't know when BB10 will hit the Playbook and even so there is still no Netflix app, so if anyone perhaps did want to watch Netflix on their Playbook, this is a neat and cool temporary way of doing it

    I also forgot to mention but when doing this, your pc volume will automatically mute itself and all sound will come out of the Playbook! ENJOY!

    DDPB (Installs bar files on the Playbook) - DDPB – PlayBook Tool
    Splashtop Remote Desktop HD v1.1.0.5 bar (Playbook app, NOT Android) - Removed link due to forum rules, but I'm sure you guys know where to find a bar file of this
    Splashtop Remote Desktop PC software (Install on PC/Laptop) - Streamer Download | Splashtop

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    Last edited by ForceModified; 06-04-13 at 01:34 PM.
    KDB84 and Bilaal like this.
    06-04-13 01:03 PM
  2. Bilaal's Avatar
    Cheers for that BAR file.
    06-04-13 01:22 PM
  3. SifJar's Avatar
    Yeah, that has been widely known for ages, and that is a pirated BAR. That's against the rules of these forums.
    06-04-13 01:24 PM
  4. ForceModified's Avatar
    I removed the link to the bar file, I don't want to cause any trouble just wanted to share another way to watch Netflix for those who may not know of this way!
    06-04-13 01:36 PM
  5. SifJar's Avatar
    You removed the link, but you're still advising piracy rather than simply suggesting people buy the app from App World.
    06-04-13 02:58 PM
  6. RJB55's Avatar
    I just bought Splashtop this past weekend for reasons unrelated to Netflix. It seems to work very well, if you need this level of PB to PC connectivity I recommend it.

    And for those who are using a pirated version, please step up and make the purchase at App World. It's good for the Splashtop folks, BBRY and us as BB users as more software purchases for BB platforms encourages more app development and I'm pretty sure most of us want that.

    To the OP, great idea to use it for watching movies.
    Chaddface likes this.
    06-04-13 03:22 PM
  7. ForceModified's Avatar
    Now that I know how well it works, I actually went ahead and purchased the app!
    Got to support the developers for doing a great job, and not only is it good for streaming Netflix but also great for watching anything on the pc as well!
    06-04-13 05:06 PM
  8. hannibalmoot's Avatar
    Just for information's sake...the Splashtop people made a sort of off-shoot app for IOS products to promote it as a way to watch flash videos on your Ipad, iPhone, etc. Splashtop Browser or something like that, but also promoted this product as well to do the same thing.

    See, even Apple has to come up with work-arounds.
    06-04-13 05:26 PM
  9. RJB55's Avatar
    Now that I know how well it works, I actually went ahead and purchased the app!
    Got to support the developers for doing a great job, and not only is it good for streaming Netflix but also great for watching anything on the pc as well!
    Well done sir!
    06-04-13 05:46 PM
  10. OceanSpray_Cranberry's Avatar
    Yeah, works well. Use it to shutdown PC before going to bed and other "desktop-only" things. Kinda neat to "see" Win 8 on the PB.
    06-04-13 07:58 PM

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