Since Netflix has updated its application, it has been a strange thing. It turns out that with Android devices and root privileges or a custom ROM installed … you will not be able to benefit from the benefits of this streaming service.

The Netflix application has become inactive in the past few hours and can not be downloaded on some Android devices . More specifically, these are models that work with root privileges or have independent software installed – for example from the XDA forum. The case is related to the DRM (Widewine Digital Rights Management), which is provided directly by Google. Some people can not download the app, and the Play Store shows that Netflix is ​​not compatible with their hardware.

fot. Android Police

fot. Android Police

Best of all, Netflix continues to work on selected (not all) rooted smartphones or independent software, despite the update – so the issue is really weird and surprising, but developers are about to investigate all incoming requests from users. It is unknown, however, whether these smartphones will continue to have access to the library of serials and movies in the streaming service. Some rumors say Netflix wants to reduce piracy and illegally copied content by doing so . One must admit that such a move would be so brutal. If you have a modified Android device, please let us know if you also can not download apps from the Play Store. I am curious how wide is the scale of the problem after Netflix upgrade to version 5.0. Source: AndroidAuthority