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NFB Films for the BlackBerry PlayBook updated to v.2.2.10

NFB Films
By Bla1ze on 26 Mar 2012 02:20 am EDT

It's been a while since the last update to the NFB Films app rolled out but now, a new version is appearing in BlackBerry App World. Sadly, no change log has accompanied the v2.2.10 release so we're left to assume it's just bug fixes for now. But, they likely added some new content to the mix as I can see some new stuff added to their site recently. If you're making use of the app on your BlackBerry PlayBook, you'll find the update waiting for you.

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NFB Films for the BlackBerry PlayBook updated to v.2.2.10


I wish there was an improved effort made by the contributors to this site to take advantage of the unique opportunity/connections they possess to post real questions/concerns.

Like why is there a front facing camera on the playbook when theres no skype, yahoo msngr, msn or gmail chat after over a year? or no netflix.

Like have they made it so you can delete the NFB app? I gave up trying to delete it so i dont even know if you finally can.

Delete apps two ways: tap and hold the icon, hit the trash icon. Or within App World.

If you don't have the app installed or don't like it, please keep your negative comments to yourselves. Thank you. We enjoy reading the Blogs comments, but not trolls trying to ruin others experiences.

I quite agree with Rootbrian...

Though I've certainly not been enamoured of *all* NFB efforts, many of their productions *are* of excellent quality.

Do you happen to know: does the "Watch later" option simply bookmark the link to the particular NFB item, meaning that your PB must still be connected to the Web to watch?

Or, is there a way to download/save the NFB item to watch "off line"?

Many thanks.

If you've got kids, this is a great app for filling a few minutes here and there. Does this come pre-loaded on the Canadian models only, or is it on all of them?

Yes! The Cat Came Back is a riot. But The Big Snit And Special Delivery are my two favorites.

The Quality of the stuff you can watch from the app is just awesome (and it's all free).


I like the NFB app ... mostly because it actually has interesting content. Plus, extra nice feature, you can download the film for 24-48 hours (something like that) to watch later. I wish other video app/sites had that.

NFB (National Film Board) of Canada is a Federally funded agency that funds Canadian films/shorts/etc that have something to do with the country (i.e. not a Hollywood movie about a fictional American spy that's filmed in Toronto) and they they get a copy of the film/short and can release it. So I guess they don't have the same profit motive that most other video sites have ;)