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scocam
Posts: 87
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Playbook 16
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PB and Netflix

Issue #4

 

this is a big issue and would like RIM to address .

 

I have a netflix (Canada) account and the live stream from Netflix is not supported on the broweser

 

messge from Netflix

 

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Our appologies - streaming is not supported for your operating ssytem.

 

Note that your computer Internet browser is fully capatible with adding files to the Instant Queue for watching later on a compatible devices

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then lsits the requirements teh standard Windows and Mac jargon.

 

I woudl like to see RIm adress this with a fix that would allow live stream from netflix..

 

Scott

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JSanders
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: PB and Netflix

It's not just a Canadian issue.., same here in the US, but for now Netflix is recognizing the Playbook browser as a mobile browser and not what it requires.

I do suspect soon either Netflix or a third party developer will develop an appropriate application to handle Netflix streaming.




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scocam
Posts: 87
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Re: PB and Netflix

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this is not a third party problem to resolve it's a RIM problem with there web browser that infact it does nto not meet the requirement to simply play a live video stream. I had teh same issue with Chrome a while back and recieved teh same message...shortly after Chrome was update miraculously Netfilx plays in Chrome...

 

RIM please address this it definitely a big plus for all PB owners

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scocam
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Re: PB and Netflix

read another post that it is both a netflix issue and RIM RIM needs to beable to install silverlight in order for Netflix to work and netfkix needs to make the site accessible to PB tht's my understanding

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TFcuse
Posts: 21
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Re: PB and Netflix

You answered your own question with...
"shortly after Chrome was update miraculously Netfilx plays in Chrome"...
brand new product, impossible to see all the angles until they are brought into the light, with silverlight...
Patience young grasshopper
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scocam
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Re: PB and Netflix

hahahahahaha LMA Hopper (LMAO)  hahahahaaha

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sierra5
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎04-22-2011
My Device: PlayBook and 9900

Re: PB and Netflix

Hi

I am also a canadian Netflix subscriber and contacted Netflix about this question. They assured me they are working on a solution right now.

 

enjoy the PlayBook!

JSanders
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Re: PB and Netflix

[ Edited ]

 


scocam wrote:

this is not a third party problem to resolve it's a RIM problem with there web browser that infact it does nto not meet the requirement to simply play a live video stream.


 

Wrong, the Playbook browser does indeed meet the requirements to simply play live video streams (just not through Silverlight)..

 

I use it with Amazon video streaming, and other websites, such as my church's live services broadcast.

 

Can't wait for Netflix and Playbook to get it straight, too.




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gitmoslave
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Registered: ‎04-26-2011
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Re: PB and Netflix

they use silverlight. untill its on pb no netflix for you.
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TonyWilliams65
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Re: PB and Netflix

I just got my playbook and I'm disappointed that  we can not stream video from Netflix, Hulu or Slingbox on the device .  All three website has been around a long time and should have had an app already for the Playbook.  How long ago was the Playbook released?  However, I don't see this happening anytime soon with all the news that Blackberry is dead.  I still have 30 days to return my purchase.   It's not the device's fault.  It's able to perform streaming videos but the developers has to make an app for them.  Did I mentioned too that I get chain link face on some videos where it's suppose to play.