Netflix has recently uploaded its app on the Play store for Android smartphones. However, it arises an issue that many users, who rooted or unlocked the bootloader their smartphone, cannot download and install the app on their smartphone. When tapping the Download button on the Play Store, there is a message error saying: “Your device is not compatible with this version”.
The reason here is very simple. Netflix now uses the new DRM Widevine system, which is not compatible with rooted smartphones and the devices were unlocked the bootloader. As you know, rooting allows you to get the completely administrative access, so you can access all files and authorizations on your Android phone.
With its new system, Netflix wants to prevent any potential harms, as rooting could help users to access multimedia files stored on their device, like films and TV shows.
Steps to download and use Netflix on the Play Store
If you’ve successfully installed the app, there will not be any problem when using the service. However, in case you haven’t installed the app, you should think about using the APK file method. Alternatively, you could overcome the root on your device. Here is how you can do this
To get started, you first need to download Netflix versions in the form of APK file. This version of the app works with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) version and higher.
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Steps to install the APK for Netflix on Android phones
Here are steps to install the Netflix APK on your Android smartphone:
- First, you need to activate the installation for the app from unknown sources. Head to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources and enable it.
- Go to the folder where you save the Netflix APK file.
- Tap on it to install the new version of Netflix on your device
- Once done, launch it and enjoy your favorite films or TV shows
Are you successful with the above-mentioned method? Let us know in the comment below.