Netflix is already incompatible with Chinese TV-Boxes or Root devices, how to solve it


Since a few days ago we had comments from our users that suddenly Netflix was not in the Google Play store and Android TV Box models that had it installed marked it as being incompatible with the device. As it seems this is not exclusive to TV-Boxes since even on premium branded phones with the bootloader unlocked without being root also suffer from this incompatibility.

CAUSES FOR THE NOT COMPATIBLE MESSAGE ON NETFLIX

During the tests we have been able to perform on the Android TV Boxes that we have available Netflix on Google Play is no longer compatible with any TV-Box since it is not a certified device that complies with the regulations imposed by Google for this software, it does not matter whether we are root or not. As we can see if we do a normal Netflix search on Google Play on any TV-Box the application does not appear in the results and only show us apps that have an indirect relationship.

  • The exact error message is: Your device isn’t compatible with this version.

The same applies to mobile phones and tablets that have the bootloader unlocked, something which of course has not liked anything to the international scene. Luckily this limitation is not critical because Netflix itself tells us which is the appropriate solution to continue to see content, something that will never completely limit.

HOW TO INSTALL NETFLIX ON ANY DEVICE

  1. We are going to need a mouse or fly mouse to control the Netflix without problems.
  2. Activate the option Settings> Security> “Unknown sources” on our device (the route may vary)
  3. Apps available to watch Netflix on unofficial device models.
    Netflix v3.9.1 APK for Android 4.0+, up to 854×480.
    Netflix v4.16 b200147 APK for Android 4.4+, maximum compatibility, max resolution. 854×480.
    Netflix v6.26 APK for Android 5.0+ that can run up to 960x540p.
    Netflix v7.61 APK for Android 5.0+ that can run up to 960x540p.
    Netflix for Android TV App does not work because the DRM protection, we need to use the previous apps.
    – 4K and HD resolutions are limited to Netflix certified devices.
  4. Install the APK once you have finished the download using a File Explorer like X-Plore or Solid explorer (for Android TV devices read this).
  5. Once installed, we can use it with total normality.
  6. The application will not be updated from Google Play because it will be marked as not compatible with our device.
  7. We can check the stream quality playing the title “Test Patterns”

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Mateus

Olá minha tv box é uma TX6 e tem Android 9.0 qual versão instalar da Netflix alguns falaram na 6.22 mas quando clico nela aparece 6.26 o que eu faço….?

Max

Android 9.0 TV Box
Uninstalled Netflix by mistake (trying to update from Apptoide TV)

Grabbed v 6.22 here

Works again, thanks

Julio

Thank you so much, I managed to make Netflix work, finally! You gave me some real help here.
Btw I’ve tried all versions from lower to higher, at the end it worked for me with v. 6.22. At first after I downloaded apk from the link, I tried to install it but it said something about invalid package. Then I tried to download again and then installation went fine, as well as the video playback in Netflix. Kudos!

Azlan

Cannot download, it failed, can upload to Mediafire?