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[Q & A] No Netflix on mi8?

2018-10-26 19:48:05
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Hi all, I have recently subscribed to Netflix on my TV but when I have come to install it on my mi8 it says not supported on this device, has anyone had this problem and why is it not compatible
2018-10-26 19:48:05
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Nofaddey | from app

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Hi Spud,

Had the same issue when I first got my MI5s. if I remember rightly it was due to Googleplay not being able to certify the version of MIUI I was on at the time or possibly the device itself as Google hadn't registered it yet. But basically the work around I have been using since is just download the Netflix APK file and install it this way. Here is a helpful link to the most current Netflix APK.

https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/netflix-inc/netflix/netflix-6-15-0-build-31503-release/netflix-6-15-0-build-31503-android-apk-download/


After downloading, select the file in your notification bar and it should prompt to install.

let me know how this works out for you?
2018-10-26 20:17:13

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spud77 Author | from app

#2

Thanks Nofaddey Yes this has worked for me, but will I have to manually update it or now that I have it will it automatically update from play store?
2018-10-27 05:56:11
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Nofaddey | from app

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spud77
Thanks Nofaddey Yes this has worked for me, but will I have to manually update it or now that I have ...

Can't really remember because the issue on playstore has since fixed for my mi5s. But maybe the app has a version checker and will advise you when to update. I think I stayed on the same version and content still got swapped in and out. so I'd advise using this method as a stop gap for now until you see it's compatible in the store. :)
2018-10-28 06:14:02

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Z Amin | from app

#4

simple reason is your bootloader is unlocked or you are using developer software. when your restart your phone check for the lock on black screen if it is open it means your bootloader is unlocked. you can lock it from step by step guide in miui forum
2018-10-29 15:54:46
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1882133569 | from app

#5

It won't automatically update, and you also may not get HD streaming - Xiaomi devices don't have the correct level of Widevine certification. See here for more details: https://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/not-just-poco-f1-none-080654011.html
2018-11-03 06:36:31

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spud77 Author | from app

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Z Amin
simple reason is your bootloader is unlocked or you are using developer software. when your restart  ...

Yes it is unlocked, nothing I have done it came that way
2018-11-03 15:00:32
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Z Amin | from app

#7

spud77
Yes it is unlocked, nothing I have done it came that way

you need to lock it to be able to use Netflix
2018-11-03 19:25:37
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Nofaddey
Hi Spud,

Had the same issue when I first got my MI5s. if I remember rightly it was due to Googlepla ...

this worked. the apk download. thanks so much. i downloaded the feb 2019 update. i dont mins updating manually from time to time. i will come back here for the link when i need to
2019-05-04 11:35:53
Z Amin replied at 2018-11-03 23:25:37
you need to lock it to be able to use Netflix

Be VERY careful though, if you go this way, as if you have a Chinese phone with the Global ROM, relocking will brick your device. I'd recommend, if you decide to go that way, to PM me so we can see if it is doable safely
2019-05-05 04:11:17
Or just install the Xiaomi.eu ROM.
2019-05-06 05:13:25
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