Complete Guide to Netflix for Android – How to download the Netflix apk, Installation, Netflix hack & mod, Common Fixes, Tips & Tricks

Netflix has quickly become one of the most popular TV and movie streaming app services on the planet. It’s gotten easier than ever to make use of Netflix for Android, iOS and a wealth of smart devices. The Android app, in particular, has tons of great features and is amazingly flexible!

Netflix APK - Download Hack and fixesIn this guide, we’ll be looking at how to make the most of your Netflix Android app. We’ll explore how to download netflix apk file, set up and start using the service, fixes for common problems, and some features you may not even be aware of.

Are you experiencing bugs or problems with your Netflix account via Android? Finding it difficult to get started? Don’t worry!

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Netflix is surprisingly easy to get used to once you know the best tips and tricks. What’s more, you’ll be able to fix a wide variety of common issues in just a few taps. Let’s dive in and take a closer look!

Netflix apk downloading & Installing for Android

To get started, of course, you’ll need to download the Netflix app for your device. The app is completely free for Android, though you will have to sign up with Netflix on a monthly subscription to access its content. There is often a free trial, which means you may be able to start watching for free.

Here’s how to download and install the app for your Android device:

You can either download the app directly from Google playstore or get the appropriate apk file from a trusted source.

Open the Play Store app, and enter ‘Netflix’ into the search bar.

Once you’ve opened the app link on the app store or downloaded the apk file (it’s marked with a big red ‘N’), select it and then press ‘install.’ (If you downloaded the Netflix apk directly, you may need to need to enable unknown sources in Setting > Security)

As with all Android apps, the installation will take a moment or two.

Once installed, launch Netflix from your device, which should be on your home screen.

When you first launch, you’ll be prompted for a username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, you’ll need to sign up. Once you’ve confirmed your membership, you can log into the app.

Netflix Troubleshooting

Unfortunately, there may be some occasions where you experience problems with your Netflix app. Netflix for Android is surprisingly powerful, but it can have its quirks! Let’s explore some of the app’s more common problems, and common fixes you can use to put things right.

Slow Streaming or Stuttering

Watching Netflix only to be stopped every few seconds for a movie to load can be annoying. Stuttering and picture quality problems can, sadly, be reasonably common. However, there are ways you can fix them.

Data connectivity issues commonly cause streaming problems. That means either your cellular data or WiFi/fixed data service is experiencing difficulties.

However, it is also worth checking out if there are other users actively streaming using the same Netflix account. Netflix allows for up to five users on family accounts, and multiple streamers could slow down your home data.

Reboot your data connection then switch off 3G/4G and switch back on. Do the same for your home broadband router.

Check the speed of your data connection. Through the Netflix app, find ‘settings’ or the ‘gear’ icon via the menu and select ‘Check Your Network.’ The app will then run a test.

This will discover whether or not your data connection is fast enough to stream content. Netflix advises that a connection speed of at least 3MB per second is needed to access their library.
If problems persist, you should contact with internet service provider or cellular data provider for assistance.
Please be aware that Netflix can experience outages. Check their ‘status’ page online to see if other people are experiencing problems. Social media such as Netflix’s Twitter account, too, will be a good indicator of problems.

Netflix Error 12001

Error 12001 is a common problem which affects Android app users. If you keep getting this error message, there is a process you can follow to stop it popping up.

Reboot your device. In many cases, this fixes the problem outright.
If this doesn’t work, you should delete the app’s data. Be careful – as this will not only log you out of the app, it will also delete any movies or shows you have downloaded. Here’s how to do it.
Select ‘settings’ from your home screen and head to ‘apps.’
Choose ‘manage applications’ and find Netflix in the list.

Once you’ve selected Netflix, press ‘storage’ followed by ‘clear data.’

You’ll then need to log back into Netflix, but error 12001 should be long gone.

Other common fixes can include uninstalling and reinstalling the app altogether. However, it’s likely the above process will remove 12001.

Netflix App Crashing

There’s nothing more annoying than when the Netflix for Android app crashes while you’re watching something. If this keeps happening, there are a few things you can do.

Restart the app, followed by your device if things don’t improve.
If problems persist, consider uninstalling and reinstall the app.
From here, make sure that both your Android device and WiFi router are updated to their latest versions.
If you’re still experiencing difficulty, Netflix support can help.

Download Problems

A relatively new feature for the Netflix app on Android is ‘download.’ This lets you download movies and shows via WiFi to be watched offline at a later date. However, some users may experience problems using the feature. Here’s how to fix the issue.

Always ensure that you have the latest version of Android installed for your device.

Make sure your Netflix app is fully updated.
You should also make sure that you have enough internal storage to download content.

If problems persist, do make sure you contact Netflix support and check that your device is fully supported.

For more common Netflix problems use the sources below to find more fixes and troubleshooting.
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Conclusion

Netflix for Android offers great entertainment to watch on the go. While its problems are rare, there are plenty of fixes and tips you can use to get back to using the service. If all else fails, rebooting the app, your device and your data connection are good ideas to start with!

102 COMMENTS

  1. None if these worked on Mytouch 4G. I guess “new version of the application is found, do you want to update?”
    When okay is pressed, error “the requested item could not be found” it displayed.
    When canceled is pressed, a white screen appears but nothing ever happens.

  2. Second one worked perfectly on my nookcolor. Running CM7 128. Used netflixappfixer to show device as HTC. Hope this helped !

  3. The 3rd file installed, opened, and I was able to log on & navigate the site. Unfortunately, I got an error everytime I tried to play anything on my Samsung Infuse running Android 2.2.1.

  4. None of the three work on the Acer Iconia a500. First one said device not supported, the next two attempted to load the movie, but then said Netflix Server could not be reached.

  5. After seeing all those failure stories I’d like you to know that you helped someone. My herotab c8 on android 2.3 ran netflix like a charm with the device checker off thank you so much

  6. device check disabled.apk works like a charm on my hd2 rooted with typhoon cyanogen 7 awesome on wi-fi, but a screen pops up if youre connection is too slow.

  7. Awesome! Totally worked for me. I have the EVO 3D and the second link worked great. Just right now I’m watching a movie!

  8. another no go on the samsung fascinate… also running 2.2. the last download was the only one that got me to login.
    it asks to update, i have to click no or it boots me!

  9. gives new version available msg then back to search page when trying to view selected video – gtablet rooted 2.2.? (no 3rd digit on about page) thanks!

    • Wow didn’t waste anytime on that! Right on the release day. I got the phone that day too. I got it right about when you posted that too.

      Which link worked?

      • Yeah would be curious too, as mine won’t even get to the login on Evo3d, for any of the 3 links.
        I appreciate the dev work on this guys, it sounds like it is working for a lot of other ppl!

  10. Works on my lg optimus v (virgin mobile)
    Surprised since it can’t run flash but daaaaamn im happy thanks guys!

    • Netflix was made to run on 2.2 (froyo), until the recent evo gingerbread update broke it, nothing extrordinary that it works for you. I’m running a custom gingerbread rom on my evo, & netflix doesn’t work for me.

  11. Netflix has finally released an update that truly streams video and audio on a DROID X running Android version 2.3. I did a system update to 4.5.596 thru Verizon this morning, don’t know if that has anything to do with it working or not; but I couldn’t download the Netflix update until after I did the system update thru Verizon. Install of Netflix didn’t work the 1stNetflix time. Had to uninstall, then re-install. Works beautifully.

  12. Tmobile galaxy s 4g–tried second and third link, kept telling me I had to upgrade to use app but then no such upgrade existed when I clicked okay. Boo.

  13. Works w/… DC/GB/ Unrooted w/… the skipping the device check. If not rooted or no Gingerbread, don’t waste your time.

  14. I have the Lg Optimus S from Sprint and i downloaded the “netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk has device check disabled” and it worked on my phone. Netflix never played on my phone before so I AM HAPPY and THANK YOU!!!

  15. Versions 2 and 3 each say “sorry can’t reach the netflix service” on my viewsonic gtablet. Keep trying please!

  16. Got the second one to work on my Droid X. Installed and loaded Q but got error message 1005 on my Galaxy Tab. So close!!!

  17. Ps. I downloaded all three apps. First there was no load up, second had the best results, and the last install didn’t improve it.

  18. It was very close, signed in, searched for movies, loaded the movie and it played both video and sound for about two seconds. Then the netflix search page came back up. Hasn’t played again. (4g my touch w/dolphin)

  19. Whenever I try to open after downloading it says something about a parse error. I’m on a samsung fascinate. Anyone got any tips?

  20. Netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk got me sound only on my samsung galaxy tab (wifi). So close, keep up the good work.

  21. works on atrix 4g for at&t on the middle link, but the video looks kinda weird. so it’s almost there, but not quite ready 🙁

  22. I also have the DroidX, It allows you to log
    in but doesn’t play videos. I select select the video and it begins to load but right before it shows it goes back to the video selection.

  23. I have the DroidX and the Netflix application works on my phone. I had to use the version that does NOT check for the device.

  24. My touch 4g. Logs in but doesn’t play videos. I select select the video and it begins to load but right before it shows it goes back to the video selection. Hope this gets fixed for me. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into these.

    • i tried all 3 on my mytouch 4g none worked all they would do is get to the login screen and give me a message that a new version was available but when i clicked to upgrade it would go to the market and the application could not be found

  25. From my own experience, and from what I’ve been reading over the past couple of weeks is that no matter what APK you try if you’re running anything below android 2.3 you can’t stream.
    Sure you can login, and manage your queue, but BFD everyone wants to be able to stream on their phones amirite?

    • It sreams on my T Mobile Optimist 3G android 2.2. The only thing that sucks it speeded the play. Everyone voice sounds like Alven and the Chipmunks LOL

  26. netflix-mod-2.apk worked, Galaxy S. Got me to login and choose movie but couldn’t connect to NETFLIX server. Getting closer guys!! Keep up the great work!

    • I have a galaxy s from sprint, and i just downloaded the netflix app from the android market and it works just fine. I watch movies with no problems.

  27. Dosent work on Sprint Galaxy Tab…Non of the three. 🙂 Just letting anyone no before they try it 🙂

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