External Petition: Official Netflix Support

In addition to the existing Google GMS Certificaton Petition (External Petition: Google GMS Certification for official G-Apps & InApp Purchases (Like Plex)) Please also vote for this new Petition to get Netflix officially Whitelisted on Android and Widevine L1 supported Projectors:

Starting from Firmware 1.0.25 we will have an FullHD avaible Netflix APK on the projector, BUT surely it will be better to have an official one from Netflix. With that, Philips doesnt have to recreate an new APK every time when Netflix has deactivated the Access from that Homebrewn APK.

In addition to that, an official whitelisted/certified APK would give us always the newest Netflix Version and will free-up resources at the Philips Dev Team.

  1. Upvote and optional comment on: https://netflix.canny.io/feature-requests/p/whitelist-netflix-for-widevine-l1-projectors-like-philips-picopix-max

  2. Retweet and Like f.e. my Tweet which contains an short description and the petition URL to Netflix and their CEO: https://twitter.com/SchmuFoo/status/1214841517556281344?s=20

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I think the biggest problem is not using official Android TV interface and going with a simple AOPS interface. I would have liked more if it was using Android TV… Xgimi does it with its’ latest ( Mogo ) devices why can’t Philips?

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My Anker Nebula Capsule II with Android TV also don’t have Netflix with HD or even FullHD Support.

Xgimi and or Xiami must have lobbying Netflix for years to get this… because for Android TV projectors you normaly have to sell hundred of thousands devices to get Netflix approved/certified/whitelisted.

Done. Thanks for rallying.

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From XGIMI review:

Netflix or Disney+? Nope

By far the biggest problem with XGIMI’s MoGo and MoGo Pro is the two services they can’t properly access. Both Netflix and Disney+ are no shows here. Technically, both can be sideloaded and there’s a tutorial explaining how to do so for Netflix. However, these are big negatives in my eyes. Heck, in my testing, I couldn’t even get Netflix to work.

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So Philips has actually done more than XGIMI by including in software update clients that others need to sideload…

I just wish people would check the facts before claiming someone does something as it creates confusion. People tend to believe to everything they read.

I have an Xgimi H1 in the office - Netflix is not working! So I don’t think Xgimi have certification.

None of these other proejctors have official netflix either. I have the Capsule II, and tried the MoGo Pro. Capsule II has an unofficial APK that plays at 480P, and uses a mouse driven interface. Xgimi is even worse off. That said, YouTubeTV works incredibly well on my Capsule II. I hope that getting YouTube w/Log In in the latest PicoPix firmware means I can also get YTTV working native as well.

You can install the Smart YouTube TV App Philips will use, already by your own:

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartYouTubeTV/releases/download/stable/smartyoutubetv_latest.apk

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That’s awesome! I don’t have a PPM yet - I’m a backer in the 19K range, came in late to the game. With YTTV, Amazon, Netflix I’d be pretty set since I like to watch live sports on the big screen. To round it out, Disney+ and VUDU would be outstanding adds as well, assuming VUDU is probably in aptoid already? Disney+ might be lagging behind.

14.000 Backers VS.:

At least we tried to get peoples attention :wink:

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Well it’s at least at the top of the trending feature requests right now? At least that’s something!

Yes but keep in mind it’s not the official Netflix Portal; so we need to use Twitter and Facebook to point them to the Petition

After using the Netflix App today for the first time on an PPM… I have to extend this petition:

We need an official TV Interface Netflix App; the Web/Tablet Version has such an bad usability :-/

„Retweet and Like f.e. my Tweet which contains an short description and the petition URL to Netflix and their CEO: https://twitter.com/SchmuFoo/status/1214841517556281344?s=20

(Just bumping up this post for all our newcomers)

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  1. Upvote and optional comment on: https://netflix.canny.io/feature-requests/p/whitelist-netflix-for-widevine-l1-projectors-like-philips-picopix-max

  2. Retweet and Like f.e. my Tweet which contains a short description and the petition URL to Netflix and their CEO: https://twitter.com/SchmuFoo/status/1214841517556281344?s=20

  1. Upvote and optional comment on: https://netflix.canny.io/feature-requests/p/whitelist-netflix-for-widevine-l1-projectors-like-philips-picopix-max

  2. Retweet and Like f.e. my Tweet which contains a short description and the petition URL to Netflix and their CEO: https://twitter.com/SchmuFoo/status/1214841517556281344?s=20

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Things are changing at Netflix!?

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Thinking of just getting the new Chromecast and run the app from it.

I am thinking to get a Firestick this time round as the interface is so much better than Chromecast.