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Netflix is saying no to rooted Android device


Netflix recently announced that they will no longer be supporting rooted Android devices with their latest update to the app. If the app detects that the OS has been altered, it will prevent itself from updating or operating, essentially, locking the user out.

The reason for their decision is deeply rooted in the fact that they are continuing to find new ways of enforcing DRM (Digital rights management), which protects the media hosted on their servers. In other words, to combat piracy. This helps prevent unauthorized use of the Netflix app to record (or “rip”) movies and TV content to files that can be shared across the internet.

Thankfully, users who do own rooted Android devices and would still like to make use of Netflix (for legitimate reasons of course), can download the latest updates manually via Especially since not every rooted user has deviant intentions of stealing from them.



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