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Will this support Netflix?

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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.
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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.


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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?

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Just today, Amazon announced that the Fire wll come with the Netflix app.

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According to the engadget review, you can sideload apps. The caveat is that they seem to not work too well.

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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.

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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).

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

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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.

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