The Kernel changes make watching Netflix in "MEDIUM" playback speed watchable. Only occasional bumps after the first 30 seconds. Great for a three year old tablet. I claim no credit, save some research time. I'm only pointing out the work of giants.
It works in CM11 (4.4) in most devices. PLEASE post a note with make and model as well as ROM you are using. If you try with Xposed Framework make sure and get the latest version. Also with CM11 on Nook Color (maybe others) You Must Use Liquid64's NetflixHackPersist.zip per option #2 and nightly 2-10 or later. Also you must use Ver. 3.2.1-B1346 netflix or earlier, Available below. Versions 3.3.1-B1463+ don't work for CM10 or CM11. I urge everyone to call Netflix at 1-866-658-3608 and complain about the new app that leaves so many behind. Also go to Twitter and Facebook and encourage others to let Netflix know their displeasure.
It is working on SD with CM11. See Post (#14) & (#39) for details. (Please, If you try on SD whether it works or not please post a reply in forum and I'll update.) Runs on my Nook Color with CM10.2 or CM11 on EMMC just fine, (See post #3 for 24+ others).
The Process, if your interested:
By Entropy512 Originator of the Xposed Netflix module All Exynos4 devices (Go there and give him thanks)
Use the XposedCM10.1NetflixWorkaround.apk below for Exynos4 devices
by Kaepernick - Changes that made it work on HTC Droid Incredible (And Nook Color and several others) (Go there and give him thanks)
Use the XposedCM10-10.1NetflixWorkaround-Dinc.apk below for all other devices
Option #1 - From Kaepernicks OP. If running CM11 on nook color must use option #2 and Ver. 3.2.1-B1346 netflix or earlier, Available below.
"Well, thanks to Entropy512's help, I was able to modify his Xposed hack to work on CM10 (based on Android 4.1) and CM10.1 (based on Android 4.2) for the Incredible. Using the newest Netflix app and it's working well without issue. It's easy to install. You just need two files:
Xposed Installer: See latest Xposed Installer file link in the link just above the attachments at the bottom of this post.
*****For Installer Forum and Updates: (Go there and give Rovo89 thanks)
XposedCM10-10.1 Netflix Hack: See attached file below (XposedCM10=10.1NextflixWorkaround-Dinc)
In order to install:
1. Download both files to the root directory of your SD Card. Install the Xposed Installer apk
2. Once Installed, open it up. Press the Install/Update button to install the Xposed Framework. Allow Superuser Permissions. Once it's done, reboot.
3. Install the Xposed Netflix Workaround apk. For Nooks, Droids, Etc use XposedCM10-10.1NetflixWorkaround-Dinc.apk
4. Open up the Xposed Installer and select the Modules button. You should see the Xposed Netflix Workaround option. Tap the checkbox. Reboot.
5. Open up Netflix. Enjoy.
The background of the app will be white, which is weird, but video will work."
*** Make the Xposed Framework persist through a CM ROM update with script "90-xposedpersist.sh" (in the 90-xposedpersist.zip), put the ".sh" file in the /system/addon.d/ folder. See Post #4 for specifics***
Option #2 - On Entropy512's site I noted that Liquid64 was working on a zip to make the install persist and has since done it. I have tried it and it works. It's easier than #1 but you'll miss trying the other modules in Xposed. If running CM11 on nook color must use option #2 and Ver. 3.2.1-B1346 netflix or earlier, Available below.
His response to my request to include his work is below: (You should give him thanks here)
"Just for reference, my zip file does not rely on the xposed modules. It is just an init.d script that changes the nflx_player_type value. There's also an addon.d script that backs up the init.d script in the event there is a firmware upgrade.
I guess is anyone is interested in looking at there, here it is:
(See attached files below: NetflixHackPersist.zip & removeNetflixHack.zip)
The addon.d script can be adapted to also back up the exposed modules, as Entropy512 had suggested above. "
This does work on SD on Nook Color running CM11. See Post (#14) & (#39) for details or
Where is the NetFlix Icon?
Personal note about Xposed Framework:
Get latest Xposed Framework apk at this link http://dl.xposed.info/latest.apk