Flix Brings Netflix to the PlayBook

One of the most requested apps for the PlayBook has been Netflix. Well for now Flix is here to help. Flix uses your PC and PlayBook to help stream Netflix on your PlayBook. Due to the workings of Flix, there are some current limitations like PC and PlayBook must be on a shared WiFi connection.  Continue to see the full requirements, and how to get your own copy.

  • Your BlackBerry PlayBook must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
  • Flix requires approximately 5 Mbps transfer speed between your PC and BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • When you are watching a Netflix movie on your BlackBerry PlayBook, the computer’s audio is redirected to your BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • Windows PC only. (Mac is not supported)
  • There are no player controls such as pause or rewind on the BlackBerry PlayBook at this time. I hope to improve this.

Now remember, this app has no affiliation with Netflix, but is a good alternative when in a applicable area.  You can get your copy in AppWorld for $4.99.

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  1. Do you mean ” this app has NO affiliation with Netflix”?

  2. $4.99 seems a little pricey for a limited version of Netflix.

  3. It’s ok to have a typo in your article, but not nice to remove my comment pointing that out :(

  4. or use playon server and have it work with virtually any mobile device anywhere

  5. No thanks. Playon already offers this and is much better. But neither of them is a real fix. I want a real Netflix app.

  6. PlayOn does work, but it’s also $50 (for lifetime license) vs $5.00, or you pay monthly fee. Depends on your needs as to which is the better value for you.

    • Flix is not a value to anyone. I have 3 PCs a laptop and a XBox360. All capable of streaming Netflix. Why would I use my Playbook at home to watch Netflix? The point of having the app is so that I can watch Netflix on the go. This is about as useless an app I’ve ever seen. At least PlayOn works with more then just Netflix but I wouldn’t use that for my Playbook at home either.

  7. Useless TO YOU. While I would prefer a full app on my PB, I certainly don’t think 5 bucks is unreasonable to add another Netflix-capable device to my home options.

    Anyhoo, it’s not a competition here. Simmer down.

  8. Will never get NetFlix until and unless they build a native app for the PlayBook.

  9. Netflix SUCKS!

  10. I know this is an old-fashioned idea, but I think the vast majority of people who come to the Berry Review like and appreciate their BlackBerry phones and PlayBooks and are simply looking to increase their knowledge and skills. My wish is that we all could be nice to each other as we do that.

    • unfortunately, Lego Joe, there are some of us here who compare (me) who compare the PlayBooks to the experience on other devices, and find them -exceptionally- lacking. So far, I haven’t found anything worth doing with a PlayBook that wasn’t a better experience elsewhere, and that includes the terrible trainwreck that is Android.

      • its only useless for you if all you plan to use it for is entertainment!! which tbh its still decent!! if you need entertainment, go splash out 800 bucks for an ipad and see what your getting for a 200bucks tablet that is better than an ipad!!

        it took time for apple to build their appstore and it will take time for RIM to build their own appworld!!

        for the price, the blackberry playbook blows away any other competitor for functionality and simplicity!! even the design is amazing!! no home button, but all u do is swipe!! u can easily power off without a button, which is what sucked once my last ipad’s power button got wacked

  11. A Google nexus 7 is $200 and better in every way.

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