If you've been holding out for a Netflix app for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Flix is here to save the day. Flix is an app that allows you to easily stream your Netflix content to your PlayBook. The app works by transmitting the stream from your PC to your PlayBook over a shared wifi connection. It does currently have some limitations however:
- 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.
While it's not an official Netflix app (it has no affiliation) it is a great alternative. If you want to give it a go, you can grab it now in BlackBerry App World for $4.99.