No netflix in play store, play store says "Device is not certified"

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spikeygg

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So I just upgraded my Nexus 6 from stock 7.1.1 to LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1). The installation went very smoothly and the phone feels like new. I spent hours getting the apps set up and I started to notice that some of the apps didn't get reinstalled automatically. Then I realized that Netflix never got reinstalled... no worry, I'll just go install it. Couldn't find it in the play store, then I found this url: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/12983 which first has you check the play store for certification. Mine says "Device is not certified". Is this expected? I must be missing a host of various apps from the play store because of this. I googled a bit and searched the Nexus 6 forums here for certification and certified but couldn't find anything useful for Nexus 6 phones that end up with this message.

The netflix help page instructs you to manually install the app at the end. I tried doing that and when I launch it, it reports "This device is not supported by the app" and closes. So I guess I'm SOL? The weird thing is my wife's phone is a Samsung S5 and it's been running LOS for a long time, 15.1 up until about a month ago then upgraded to 16. I've been running netflix on it from the play store forever. I've used netflix on my Nexus with 7.1.1 before I wiped it. How do I get it working again? I'm wondering if I go to LOS 16 which I guess I *could* try...

Any suggestions?? Can I spoof the play store so it works somehow?
 

spikeygg

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DerrickTight

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I've done some more googling and I found these pages:
https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-fix-device-not-certified-by-google-error/
https://www.xda-developers.com/google-removes-100-device-registration-limit-uncertified-device-page/

I put my GSF Device-ID into this page: https://www.google.com/android/uncertified/ and I'm still unable to find netflix in the play store. Am I screwed?

Is everyone who uses Lineage OS on their Nexus 6 unable to use Netflix and other certified-only apps?

From my experience, initially the playstore wont let you install netflix after a fresh install but it has happened numerous times where I go back into the playstore later or after clearing playstore data that it becomes available. I have never used lineage though on our phones. Both our phones are running CrDroid Pie Unofficial and Netflix works fine but after the initial clean flash its not downloadable immediately from the Playstore but does become available either after some reboots and/or wiping playstore data.