Have you rooted your smartphone running on Android platform? Well, there is a bad news for you then!!! Netflix has banned you from its service!!! Not only you but all the users that have a rooted Android smartphone. This means, you will be not able to download the Netflix app for your rooted smartphone.
Taking a harsh decision in opposition to unlocked/rooted smartphones running on Android, Netflix has made it clear that its app will not be available to those with an unlocked Android smartphone. In a report to Android Police, the firm claimed, “With our newest release of version 5.0, we now completely depend on the Widevine DRM offered by the search giant—Google; consequently, a lot of gadgets that are not certified by Google or have been distorted will no longer be compatible with our newest app and those consumers will be not able to view the Netflix app on the store.”
The alteration register of Netflix on the Google Play Store also states, “Version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements.”
Lately, a number of users had taken the complain to online forums that the latest version of the app is not compatible on their smartphones running on Android platform. After this, Netflix declared its fresh policy verdict.
By the way, the new modification does not impacted the users who previously have the latest app on their unlocked smartphones; the app will allegedly operate well even though it has been updated. But, those attempting to download the Netflix app from the store will be unable to do the same.
Lately, it was stated that the company is operating on a technology to stream content in high-quality in spite of the slow speeds of Internet in India. This invention is said be under progress in partnership with University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, and the University of Nantes. It will supposedly be rolling out by the end of 2017. The streaming service has by now crossed the figure of 100 Million subscribers.
For now, Netflix is expected to face a tough competition from its rival Amazon’s Prime video service.