How to install Netflix on BlackBerry

Watch Netflix on your BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, or BlackBerry Z30 with these simple instructions!

Netflix on BlackBerry 10
By Simon Sage on 29 Jan 2014 01:42 pm EST
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A native Netflix app for BlackBerry has been sought for a long time, especially once the Z30 came out showcasing a big screen and big sound. Luckily the BlackBerry 10.2.1 update has introduced some new opportunities. So, how do you get Netflix on BlackBerry now? Easy - through the Amazon Appstore.

Step 1: Install and log into the Amazon Appstore

Go to the Amazon Appstore download page in your BlackBerry browser (http://www.amazon.com/getappstore). Tap the "Download the Amazon Appstore" button. The Downloads window should pop up asking you where you want to save it and what the filename should be; just tap Save in the top-right, then tap the file when it's done downloading. If the download window isn't there, tap the overflow menu button in the bottom-right (three little dots), and tap Downloads.

After installation, open the Amazon Appstore, enter your Amazon e-mail and password, and tap the "Sign in with my Amazon account" button. If you don't have an Amazon account, tap the "Create account" button and follow the steps. 

Netflix installation on BlackBerry 10

Step 2: Download and install Netflix

Tap the magnifying glass in the top-right of the Amazon Appstore, and type Netflix into the search box. It should pop up in the results below; just tap the Free button to get downloading. You'll have to tap another Install button after that, and confirm app permissions to complete installation.

Step 3: Open and log into Netflix

Tap the Netflix icon in your home screens to open it. Log in with your credentials by tapping the Sign in icon in the top-right, and you're good to go!

I've had good performance with the app with no glitches to speak of, though your mileage may vary. Let us know about your Netflix experiences on BlackBerry 10 in the comments!

Reader comments

How to install Netflix on BlackBerry

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No no, for once just wait for the official. It'll be worth it. And there's a few reports upgrading from leaked 'may' be cause some problems.

Oooooh!! I got to give you that one! Your comments lately have actually been very civil Nestlé Quick. So proud of you!!!

Posted via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA  ‎BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Not only that, but some of the movies I purchased for 99 cents during the holiday season have magically disappeared from my play list and the market place. For example, Jingle all the way, Jennifers body, miracle on 34 th street, and others have all vanished. I feel really cheated.

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The Home Alone 2 free movie during the 25 day giveaway disappeared from BlackBerry World and now I can't get the license to play it anymore.

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Load BlackBerry World
Select "My World"
Select "My Video"
Select "Movies"

All movies you have ever purchased should be listed there for you to re-download.

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This is a slap in the face to Netflix. Let's see them complain when they are making $$$$ off BlackBerry users. Hahaha. Go BlackBerry

Team BlackBerry

Not sure if it's a slap in the face more than a high five. They refused to spend any money or resources to cater to the less than 5% marketshare that have Blackberries. Smart business decision which many developers have also done.

Now they'll get usage from BlackBerry users, prob a blip on their screen relative to ios and android, and they sacrificed nothing to get it.

Win win for them!

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I'm finally at the point where I understand why Netflix isn't doing a BlackBerry client. People just don't watch that much Netflix on all screens. It is a big screen app. I was one of the biggest complainers. I haven't actually used it once on my android device.

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Same here. I don't have to use any other Android app store. SNAP gave me access to all the apps I wanted even Netflix.

Truthfully though I had it working on a sideloaded version as well and never used it. It was just a nice to have in case some douch started talking shit about BlackBerry and not being able to get big name apps.

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First app I got, really the only one I 'need'. And I say need very lovely bc I'll probably never use it, but at least I have it.

It works perfectly by the way!

Also, I wish there was a way to see how many BlackBerry users dl this app now that we can. That way we can give Netflix some hard evidence to show that they should make a native version (not that it matters now)

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If every BB10 device ever sold downloaded it... it wouldn't make a difference.

As an ever increasing number of BB10 devices are locked down on BES, it delute the BB10 user base even further.

BlackBerry corporate use on BES server. They can prevent you from installing stuff on a work issued phone.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

That's the beauty of BlackBerry Balance. BES users can "lock down" the business side of the phone and users can still load personal apps on the personal side.

What if I already have a side-loaded version of Netflix from before the upgrade. Does this one work better? Should I delete it first or will it "overwrite it" Note: the old one had to be converted to a BAR file first. Does the Amazon one stay an APK or is it also converted to a BAR file upon install?

I think it will over-ride the one you have currently installed. The biggest benefit to getting it off Amazon or 1Mobile is that you'll get notified when there's an update to the app! That way you're always on the latest version ;)

Won't on my chromecast. I have the version from the Amazon store. Anyone know if snap version is able to cast?

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I tried chromecast with a snap-downloaded netflix app, the icon doesn't even show up.. I'm assuming the icon will only appear if there is a chromecast present, similar to how the android youtube app works..

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Got it this morning on 1mobile and the FIRST,lol,30 days are free,Thought about it and just because I didn't have it before ,doesn't mean I have to have it now.I'M deleting 1mobile and am going to live with what I have ,Not such a bad place this BB world after all!! and secure!!! a good nights sleep is all I ask for.+_+ IF you prefer the ability to choose,more power to ya.

I was running an older version of netflix which was super slow, but now that I installed it using the Amazon app store it is working amazing. Super fast and clear, super happy with the change

Once again not helping a company who wants nothing to do with blackberry sorry, if I want to watch something I shall download from BlackBerry App World or use my digital downloads but will not give a company who in basic words said "blackberry is garbage we want nothing to do with them"

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But for those that have not cancelled their service because of the snub, their refusal to use the app now is counter-productive. If you have a paid Netflix subscription for unlimited streamed movies, you're allowing yourself one less free option to use the service. Netflix already receives your money.

I totally understand that point but I can't download an app that wants nothing to do with us users but that's just me I'm not saying everyone has to follow suit but if you already paying for the app and want it the go get it

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This was the first one I downloaded, now I'm going through my iPhone apps and getting the android version for my Z30.

Just to bad blackberry can't incorporate the runtime into the playbook. Only app i wanted was Netflix. I'm surprised it's that difficult

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Yeah, erring on the side of ease of use for these. Snap and 1mobile are totally viable sources, but for people brand new to this stuff and Googling "how to install Netflix on BlackBerry", Amazon is a source they can recognize and trust, and it skips the complexity of sideloading anything. 

Anyone know why the Chromecast button doesn't show like it does on an Android device?

Posted via CB10 on my Z30 (10.2.1.1925)

Probably because that function is considered a Google service and as we know, the only limitation at this time within the BB10 Runtime is managing apps that have a need for Google services.

I'm just speculating, but perhaps that function within the app gets stripped away by the Runtime environment.

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More importantly, where are all the haters that claimed to boycott Netflix because they wouldn't show BlackBerry any love?? Show yourselves!!

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I cancelled my Netflix account about a year ago because they did not support BlackBerry. Since doing so, I discovered utorrent and get all my content this way . However, I will reactive my netflix account if they ever release an app in BlackBerry World.

Not using utorrent (maybe I should look into it) but I too canceled netflix. Well... now it is available with this amazon thing.

I am installing it now... it is very easy to use.

Powered by BB

I keep on getting error messages saying that I'm not logged in, anyone else having this issue when you start downloading Netflix

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Amazing have BlackBerry z10 from Rim and have the latest update. Amazon app store has been loaded and now I am just installing all my android apps

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Is BlackBerry gonna flood the blogs with how to install ?

We got the overview on how it works in one detailed post.. no point copy pasting for every big app out there... we're just promoting the non-native apps this way..

We're still a BlackBerry shop.. let's not get carried away

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This gets a lot of Google love. People search for a specific app, not generic installation instructions.

Who's gonna search for "How to install Android apps on BlackBerry 10 OS"

instead of

"get netflix on blackberry"

(lowercase intentional)

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

This is just too easy for Netflix not to put the app in BB World. I recommend IMing with the customer service people and politely asking them to log a customer/ potential customer request. The IM link is at https://help.netflix.com/help, bottom of the page.

But Jason, will they make more $$$$ vs what it would cost to cater to the BlackBerry market?. I don't know if it will or will not, but if it would cost more vs profit then they have a valid reason not to go native for BlackBerry. If they would make a profit then they are wrong. I'm no expert that is why I am asking.

Team BlackBerry

Hi there. I have a z30 and just upgraded to 10.2.1 with Bell.
When I click on "Download the Amazon Appstore" button nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated ?

When I search on Amazon App store it doesn't show the Netflix App :(

I'm in Dominican Republic, so I don't know if that's an issue with Amazon. Although I'm a Netflix subscriber in the DR.

Anybody has a link to the apk?

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The burning question is that can Netflix make a distinction between BB10 traffic from traffic of other platforms.

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I was thinking of getting a Internet dongle that can directly link to Netflix for my old TV. I won't need that anymore once I have BlackBerry 10.2.1 and Netflix app.

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Simon
Does the browser in 10.2.1 change in any way?

I try to follow your instructions (I'm still in 10.1), but the actions after the download are not the same and when I try to install the file there's a message that says "item selected not available "

Thanks in advance for your help...

I'm MongezaurioBerry

I have the amazon app loaded no problem, but when I go to download even a free app it says "Please check your billing address and payment method are from a supported country". I live in Canada. Anyone know what to do here?

This is like the 3rd tutorial about "how to" and all say download from amazon. Is amazon preferred over Snap?
Keith

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I guess amazon app store is easier to install (just go to website, click install) vs Snap (sideload)

So for noobs, it's almost as easy as using BlackBerry World

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...been using Netflix since the first 10.2.1.x release. I've watched a couple of movies using my Z10,...connected to a flat screen TV.

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Downloaded Netflix v.1.0.0.1142 from Amazon yesterday and the movie ran very smooth via Miracast on my TV.
Amazing this Z30 upgrade...[;)]

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The hell with Netflix, has anyone been able to get a working apk of xbmc to install and actually work?

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This version of Netflix runs great, way better than what we had before.

I too would like to tell Netflix where to go for not making a BlackBerry App when they put that on pretty much every piece of electronic out there but my young would be pretty sad.

I do take the time to talk to Netflix online once a month to ask them about a BlackBerry App and remind them I have a version working great already on BlackBerry

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Keep getting the message "there was a problem parsing the package " when trying to load Netflix on Amazon. Anyone else seeing this message?

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I had the side loaded version, i believe it was 1.0.058 something.
I downloaded the new version from the snap app, i think its 3 . something.
The difference is ridiculous it's so much smoother and quicker it's not even funny.
A lot of people Bitch at BlackBerry when they delay updates.
The said they would roll out on the 28 th and mostly they did, this is the new BlackBerry, i think they are not messing around.
Good job BlackBerry!!

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Hey Simon, you may want to edit the article to tell people to go under Settings-App Manager on their BB and turn on Allow apps from other sources.

It works...only thing I don't like is that I can't set applications permission...all turned on by default. :-(

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First download Amazon appstore software and then download Netflix. Amazing to me, it work charm. Thanks Blackberry. Even Earthmate app does work.

America still waiting for BlackBerry OS update.

CrackBerry please write report on why the delay of carriers giving access OS update.

Something must be done. Insanity waiting this long for carrier techs review new OS and pass it on to their customers.Whos running these phone carriers like at&t T-Mobile ,Techs or CEO's??? It's bad for business.

Blackberry

Lead. Do not follow

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OK so doing it this way gave me a failed purchase. However, doing with the apk. as instructed for the Instagram it did download and works just fine. Netflix is running great on my Z10!

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I can log on to my netflix account, browse movies, go into episode detail, BUT it won't play! It stays forever in the "Loading " spinning circle screen :(

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Btw, it's the APK I got from the skydrive that's floating around in the forums. Seems to be the same I got from 1mobile, which didn't work either.

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Did anyone else solve the "There was an error purchasing Netflix" error? I successfully installed the app store, permission are all fully open and I am allowing other apps to be installed outside of App World. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Smitty13, I had the same issue, click on the link the error msg gives you, it will take you to the address screen, click continue until you get to the screen that has the 'one click' button on it, enable this which will then allow you to buy apps with one click. Worked for me!

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Well... after installing this version and the Snap version of Netflix, none of them is working with mi Z10 (100 model). It is stuck at the "loading" circle page, when you choose a movie. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

Cannot seem to download the Amazon app...it simply will not show up...following the instructions in the event it does not download does not help either. How do I get it from snap, as some have mentioned? Please help.

Posted using my amazing Z10...BB4All

Netflix and candycrush, can't download it says country not supported, I use Z10 and am in United Arab Emirates, could anyone guide please.

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Thank you Simon Sage, I am now rocking Netflix on BlackBerry Z10. Phone is very functional. I would agree that android apps look older than BB10 native apps but I'm certainly happy to have the new functionality.

I don't have Netflix but u was advised to get the US feed and not the Canadian because the selection here in Canada sucks.

BB Proud

Anybody else gets this message? Parse error? What is that. That's what it tells me when I want to download it

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Have the Z10 and did update on Telus yesterday and DL this on Amazon first thing!! I've been waiting for this for the same reason as many of you...so I can tell people I have Netflix on my BB thank you very much...works perfectly!!! As does Songz and Soundhound

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I have the q10 and it's not letting me :-( is it this particular phone that doesn't get the netflix?

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Lame! This app sucks the magic out of my battery like crazy. Just watched some and magically found my battery at 34%

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Upgraded to 10.2.1.537, downloaded Amazon app store , downloaded Netflix.. Everything is fine up to the point of actually watching a movie.. just doesn't work.. Movie is loading forever and will not play.
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong.. I see by comments many people have no problem.. BTW I already did a security wipe after upgrade, deleted Netflix app and Amazon app store app , reloaded everything, same problem...

I can't download the Amazon Apps Store... maybe us it because of a region lock? I'm from Mexico. Anyone suggests a solution?

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I´m also form Mexico, and i can doownload the App trough my Q10 browser. You need to select a payment method(credit/debit) in your amazon account.

I´t runs OK in my Q10, i can connect my Little Q10 with my TV trough the mini HDMI cable and i forget to buy an Smart TV, GREAT!!!!

Thank you so much! It worked like a charm; I downloaded the Amazon App store, searched and found Netflix, downloaded Netflix App, signed into Netflix and I'm in business... Z10...

Prior to installing Netflix through Amazon, I would recommend the following steps if you wish to watch US Netflix (from Canada) over your tv using wifi:
1. Under System Settings in your BB, set up a VPN that gives you access to the US. This requires a subscription. This is a good idea if you use wifi's away from home anyway. The details of setting up a VPN on your BB phone, Playbook or computer are pretty much the same - follow the VPN provider's instructions.
2. I'm not sure if you have to have an Amazon.com account to get US Netflix on the BB. I have both an Amazon.com account & Amazon.ca account, both based on my Canadian credit card. I used the Amazon.com account to be on the safe side.
3. I loaded my Netflix account over Amazon.com while my US VPN was engaged.
4. MOST IMPORTANT: Before I watch US Netflix, go to BB System Settings>Network & Connections & (a) turn off Mobile Network & Data Services, turn on Wifi, turn on your VPN. Also, tap on your VPN profile and turn off "Connect over Mobile Network" under Automatic VPN Connections for that profile.
5. You will also need a micro-HDMI to be able to attach your tv's HDMI to your BB - it's a couple of bucks from Amazon. Keep your BB plugged in to a wall socket while watching tv.
The above should be sufficient to save your data plan. But I'm no techie.