FORUMS

AOSP 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus Q

Google Nexus Q is an intriguing device released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It was abandoned by … more

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Apr 17 – 24)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a … more

Glimpse Notifications: Easier Lockscreen Notifications

Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but … more

What Are the Best Looking Apps on Android?

As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we’re … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

Sideload Apps

28th October 2011, 05:00 PM |#1  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 4
 
More
Will this support Netflix?

Sent from my VS910 4G using XDA App
 
 
28th October 2011, 06:42 PM |#2  
rmcvey's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag London
Thanks Meter: 3
 
Donate to Me
More
From what I've read, even thou Amazon is directly competing with Netflix they are interested in having it on the fire. I'm kinda surprised by that. Really thou, Mine is already pre-ordered, hopefully it arrives on the 14th. First thing I will do is try to sideload Netflix, so I wil let you know for certain when I receive it.
The Following User Says Thank You to rmcvey For This Useful Post: [ View ]
1st November 2011, 01:53 AM |#3  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 4
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmcvey

From what I've read, even thou Amazon is directly competing with Netflix they are interested in having it on the fire. I'm kinda surprised by that. Really thou, Mine is already pre-ordered, hopefully it arrives on the 14th. First thing I will do is try to sideload Netflix, so I wil let you know for certain when I receive it.

Thanks. Mine is supposed to be a Christmas gift so I may have to wait awhile.


Sent from my VS910 4G using XDA App
2nd November 2011, 03:47 AM |#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 30
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmcvey

From what I've read, even thou Amazon is directly competing with Netflix they are interested in having it on the fire. I'm kinda surprised by that. Really thou, Mine is already pre-ordered, hopefully it arrives on the 14th. First thing I will do is try to sideload Netflix, so I wil let you know for certain when I receive it.

I have mine pre-ordered as well so that would be so that would be nice to know. Doesn't it come out the 15th?

Sent from my ADR6300 using xda premium
10th November 2011, 04:09 AM |#5  
Member
Thanks Meter: 4
 
More
Just today, Amazon announced that the Fire wll come with the Netflix app.

Sent from my GT-P7310 using xda premium
14th November 2011, 03:43 PM |#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
According to the engadget review, you can sideload apps. The caveat is that they seem to not work too well.

I can't post the link because apparently I've not posted enough. It's right on their front page though.
15th November 2011, 07:11 PM |#7  
mziol's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Boston
Thanks Meter: 54
 
More
Email yourself the dropbox apk, then you can install apk's from your dropbox (or keep emailing yourself apk's to install). Some don't work fully, Market won't at all (darn). You'll have to also check off install 3rd party apps from the device settings.

---------- Post added at 02:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

If you grab netflix from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1076150

You can install that and it's working fine for me, streaming Prince of Persia now. It was stuttering a bit but then stopped after I paused it for a few seconds to catch up with buffering (I think).
15th November 2011, 07:24 PM |#8  
Senior Member
Flag Pittsburgh
Thanks Meter: 10
 
More
Google Apps?
Does someone have the link(s) where we can grab Google apps (Gmaps, Gmail,Gtalk, etc...)?
15th November 2011, 07:33 PM |#9  
mziol's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Boston
Thanks Meter: 54
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheZuneLune

Does someone have the link(s) where we can grab Google apps (Gmaps, Gmail,Gtalk, etc...)?

I think we might have to get these ourselves. The biggest issue that I found was that I couldn't get google maps location services to work, maps loaded but wouldn't find me when I selected to.

Update: Gmail does not work right now (has to do with the account being set). FC
Maps works but no location.
Last edited by mziol; 15th November 2011 at 07:57 PM.
15th November 2011, 08:09 PM |#10  
Junior Member
Kansas City
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Looks as though sideloading netflix is the only option until the official Netflix app hits the amazon store at some point. Right now it isn't in there -- hulu+ is and works pretty well.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes