I received word this morning that Netflix was running on the BlackBerry Z10. I immediately checked Twitter and other sources to confirm this and I was amazed that in fact Netflix was actually running on a BlackBerry device.
My good friend Joe over at BlackBerryOS was kind enough to post a video showing Netflix running on a Z10 BlackBerry.
It been widely speculated that Netflix did not have any plans in the immediate future to develop an app for BlackBerry 10 which caused some concerns for current and future BlackBerry 10 owners.
With most complaints about BlackBerry devices focused on its lack of apps, not having Netflix and some other popular apps would seem to be a huge turnoff for most consumers. I for one find no use in watching some of my favorite shows and movies on a phone; I prefer my laptop or tablet if and when I do watch Netflix.
Now this is not an official BlackBerry developed app that is featured in the video but yet an Android ported app that is running on the Z10. There is some noticeable lag in the app but the video playback looks pretty solid.
Hopefully the folks over at Netflix will realize that the time is now to bring the official Netflix app to BlackBerry.
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