Netflix constantly updates its platform to provide its subscribers with the more than 5000 programs, documentaries, series and movies, which are hosted on their web servers. For this reason, the OTT (Over de Top) announced which Devices will not be compatible to use the streaming service.
Cell phones, tablets or other device they use Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) or earlier versions, they will not be able to use the application on their devices, indicated the update of Netflix.
On which devices will Netflix no longer be able to be used from February?
So, both cell phones and tablets that have this version or lower will not be compatible and, therefore, users will have to update their devices or use a smartv or a computer to continue consuming their content.
To be able to use Netflix on cell phones that work with Android as operating system It is necessary to have at least versions 4.4 (Kit Kat) and 7.1.2 (Nougat). In addition, the consoles of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will not allow playback of Netflix titles, this due to the arrival of the Nintendo Switch.
In the event that you have it installed on your cell phone, in order to update it you can go to the App Google Play Store to check the update and compatibility of your cell phone with the app and thus, be able to update it.
On the other hand, in order to use the platform, without the need for the updated version of Netflix, it is possible, according to the website Sistema Integrado Digital, to install an old version of the app.
How to install an old version of Netflix on the cell phone?
Initially, it is necessary for the user to configure their Android device to support the installation of the Netflix application directly, without the need to use the Play Store.
To do this, the following steps must be followed:
Go to your phone settings.
Choose the option ‘Security’.
Select ‘Unknown sources’ and then click on ‘Allow installation of applications not from Play Store’.
Click on accept for the team to make the change.
After making this change in the configuration of the device, you must enter the official Netflix site and there you will have to proceed to download an old version of the official application of the service.
At the end of the download, you will have to open the notification panel of your computer and press the Netflix file that you downloaded, then you must choose the option ‘Install’.
After installation, a notification will appear with the following message: « Netflix installed successfully. »
Now you will have to find and open the Netflix application on your phone and then log in with your email and password. From this point on you will be able to see all the contents of the streaming service without problem.