Netflix For Android Phones – At Last
(And How To Add Netflix To Windows Media Center)
Good news for Android owners. Just this morning I discovered that the Netflix app was now available for my phone – yay! In fact, the description on the app’s Market blurb says it is now available for all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices. (Available free from the Android Market.)
I have been waiting for that. (the iPhone has had the app for some time now, so it’s nice to ‘catch up’…)
In my very brief testing on my HTC MyTouch 4G, I had full access to my account (such as my que and history) and resumed watching an episode of Bones right where I had left off watching it on a TV.
I only had time to test it through my Wi Fi, but sound and video and ‘playback’ quality were excellent.
I have not had time to discover just how much more unproductive this will make me, or how much sleep I will lose (as I have been known to take the phone to bed with me and watch an episode of NCIS [on cbs.com..]) but I will report on that soon enough.
While Netflix can be viewed on your PC with your favorite web browser, I have found that I like using Windows Media Center for my viewing better. To get Netflix working with WMC, all you need is to install the plug-in.
1) Open Media Center, and use the down arrow to get to TV + Movies, then the left arrow to get to Netflix.
2) Clicking on that will start the plug-in’s installer (or, you can get it here). Silverlight is required.
3) Login to your Netflix account and..
you’re watching your Netflix streaming programs and movies with the easily remote-controlled WMC.
Today’s free download: Everything
Everything is a search engine for your computer that locates files and folders by name practically instantly. I hate to say, but it blows Windows Search away.. and there is a portable version, so you do not need to “install” Everything to benefit from it. Give it a try. Clean. Simple. Fast. Thorough.
Today’s reading reco: Life After Anonymous – Interview with a Former Hacker
“An interview with @SparkyBlaze, a self-identified former member of the rogue hacktivist group Anonymous, has been published by Jason Lackey. They asked what the hacker’s advice would be for companies that want to stay as secure as possible. The funny thing is that this is what any security expert worth their salt would say. Check out these 14 points and see how your own organization stacks up” Read more..
Today’s quotable quote: “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Francesca Reigler
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