Quick Reminder: HTC Sensation 4G And Netflix Now Best Friends

I’ve been meaning to get this up for the past few days…honestly…but I wanted to send a quick reminder to HTC Sensation 4G owners that Netflix is now available! Grab it and get your Netflix on!

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah I’ve got the unofficial apk but its good to know that they got their act together…. ;)

    Now if only I can get out if swype beta…

    • No One in Particular

      Just go to swype.com and register. It was a simple off-market download and this version of Swype works wonderful on the Sensation. IMO, much better than the Touch Input crap that is preloaded.

      • Tom Brady Woot

        Unfortunately, it says you have to root your phone to be able to download it.

        • Erik Ernst

          Um, my Sensation is not rooted, and I had no problem installing the swype beta. 

        • Erik Ernst

          Um, my Sensation is not rooted, and I had no problem installing the swype beta. 

        • http://twitter.com/LCBrint Lonnie Brintley

          I’ve been using swype since my HD2, even had it when I switched it to android, just sign up for the beta and enjoy the greatness that is swype.

      • Tom Brady Woot

        Unfortunately, it says you have to root your phone to be able to download it.

    • No One in Particular

      Just go to swype.com and register. It was a simple off-market download and this version of Swype works wonderful on the Sensation. IMO, much better than the Touch Input crap that is preloaded.

    • No One in Particular

      Just go to swype.com and register. It was a simple off-market download and this version of Swype works wonderful on the Sensation. IMO, much better than the Touch Input crap that is preloaded.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I’ve got the unofficial apk but its good to know that they got their act together…. ;)

    Now if only I can get out if swype beta…

  • Djd

    Works on mytouch 4g as well

  • Djd

    Works on mytouch 4g as well

  • CHarley1690

    Can anyone tell me how this works? Obviously you download the app and if you have a subscription to Netflix then you can watch it on your phone. But my question is, how much data, if any, of my plan will this use at a time? I just got my Sensation and upon doing so signed up for the 2GB data plan. I am not a heavy user so this should be enough for me normally, but if streaming Netflix is going to sap all my data then either I need to pass on the app or up my plan. I appreciate the assistance!

  • CHarley1690

    Can anyone tell me how this works? Obviously you download the app and if you have a subscription to Netflix then you can watch it on your phone. But my question is, how much data, if any, of my plan will this use at a time? I just got my Sensation and upon doing so signed up for the 2GB data plan. I am not a heavy user so this should be enough for me normally, but if streaming Netflix is going to sap all my data then either I need to pass on the app or up my plan. I appreciate the assistance!

    • http://twitter.com/brianimae Brian Tessier

      I watched about 40 minutes while waiting around at school yesterday, and it was a somewhere around 250 MB. I would say if you aren’t sure how much data you use, try to keep to wifi when possible. I know there are charts that give a general idea of how much data different apps like Netflix use, and it’ll tell you in hours.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TzonedaDon Terence MakeyaFacefalloff Gent

      I wouldn’t recommend watching Netflix too often on a 2GB plan; a normal TV episode will run you ~200MB per episode. WiFi should be your best friend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TzonedaDon Terence MakeyaFacefalloff Gent

      I wouldn’t recommend watching Netflix too often on a 2GB plan; a normal TV episode will run you ~200MB per episode. WiFi should be your best friend.

    • Ramon

      I agree with Terrance and Brian. I roughly hit about 200mb per tv episode also. I also just downgraded my dataplan to 2gb. I don’t plan to watch a lot of netflix on my phone though. Since you are NOT a heavy user I don’t expect you will run into any problems.

    • Ramon

      I agree with Terrance and Brian. I roughly hit about 200mb per tv episode also. I also just downgraded my dataplan to 2gb. I don’t plan to watch a lot of netflix on my phone though. Since you are NOT a heavy user I don’t expect you will run into any problems.

  • mmeyer4663

    Getting an error when trying to install from the market.
    “Package file was not signed correctly.”

  • mmeyer4663

    Getting an error when trying to install from the market.
    “Package file was not signed correctly.”

  • mmeyer4663

    Had to uninstall the um, “previous” version. Now market version installs ok.

  • EX-SKLX09-User

    If you download the apk from xda and get gingerbread on your mytouch 4G, it installs and plays just fine as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TzonedaDon Terence MakeyaFacefalloff Gent

      You don’t need Gingerbread to run it on the MT4G; I’m running Froyo and it streams just fine on mine

      • EX-SKLX09-User

        I tried to get it to run when i still had froyo, it would install and run, but never would actually stream anything.

      • EX-SKLX09-User

        I tried to get it to run when i still had froyo, it would install and run, but never would actually stream anything.

      • EX-SKLX09-User

        I tried to get it to run when i still had froyo, it would install and run, but never would actually stream anything.

    • Ramon

      Thanks for the info ex-sklx09-user and Terence. Going to check it out. As for gingerbread, I’m going to hold off a week or two until I read the review’s on how the MT4G is handling gingerbread. How do you like it. Any performance issues? I remember when I upgraded my Motorola cliq from android 1:5 to 2.1 my phone took a big hit in performance. It really slowed down.

      • EX-SKLX09-User

        Runs as fast as ever, no constant issues at all, i did have 2 random restarts the first day, but they were never when i was using the phone, i would just pick it up and it would have the “tell HTC” alert to send a report on what had restarted. but this hasn’t happened again since that day.

        My battery is lasting as much as twice as long as it used to as well.

        the only thing i regret about the update is that it wiped my phone clean and i lost all my texts, settings and applications. i had to try and remember what i had installed and how i had my screens set up. thankfully it didn’t also wipe the SD card.

        there are minor aesthetic changes to how some things are displayed like texts, but its all for the better.

        • Ramon

          Thanks a lot. Just what I needed to hear.

      • EX-SKLX09-User

        Runs as fast as ever, no constant issues at all, i did have 2 random restarts the first day, but they were never when i was using the phone, i would just pick it up and it would have the “tell HTC” alert to send a report on what had restarted. but this hasn’t happened again since that day.

        My battery is lasting as much as twice as long as it used to as well.

        the only thing i regret about the update is that it wiped my phone clean and i lost all my texts, settings and applications. i had to try and remember what i had installed and how i had my screens set up. thankfully it didn’t also wipe the SD card.

        there are minor aesthetic changes to how some things are displayed like texts, but its all for the better.

    • Ramon

      Thanks for the info ex-sklx09-user and Terence. Going to check it out. As for gingerbread, I’m going to hold off a week or two until I read the review’s on how the MT4G is handling gingerbread. How do you like it. Any performance issues? I remember when I upgraded my Motorola cliq from android 1:5 to 2.1 my phone took a big hit in performance. It really slowed down.

  • Ramon

    Love having it on my Sensation. Any one know if its available for the MyTouch 4G (not the slide)?

    • Jesus.C

      Yeah it is I got a special copy on mine and it streams perfectly

    • Jesus.C

      Yeah it is I got a special copy on mine and it streams perfectly

      • Ramon V Carter

        A special copy? Well aren’t you ah …. well, special. Kidding. What do you mean a special copy?

    • Jesus.C

      Yeah it is I got a special copy on mine and it streams perfectly

  • Ramon

    Love having it on my Sensation. Any one know if its available for the MyTouch 4G (not the slide)?

  • Ramon

    Love having it on my Sensation. Any one know if its available for the MyTouch 4G (not the slide)?

  • frank

    I want the sensation so bad!!!! But ima stick with my vibrant install gingerbread rom then download Netflix until I upgrade next month :]

    • claudia64

      My husband was able to download Netflix to his Vibrant from the Market, and he has FroYo. The Vibrant (and all Galaxy S phones, I believe) are one of the 24 phones for which the app is available. No modding required, unless you’re anxious to get Gingerbread.

    • claudia64

      My husband was able to download Netflix to his Vibrant from the Market, and he has FroYo. The Vibrant (and all Galaxy S phones, I believe) are one of the 24 phones for which the app is available. No modding required, unless you’re anxious to get Gingerbread.

  • Netsux

    Kind of funny since Netflix has lost so many customers and/or “streamers” due to their new program restructuring and raised prices…not to mention their poor online library.

    Oh well, cheers to those of you that actually want this !

  • Netsux

    Kind of funny since Netflix has lost so many customers and/or “streamers” due to their new program restructuring and raised prices…not to mention their poor online library.

    Oh well, cheers to those of you that actually want this !

    • Ramon

      They haven’t lost me cause my plan hasn’t changed at all. I also have been with netflix waaaay before they even started streaming. I get unlimited DVDs, 3 DVDs at a time. That’s the package I originally signed up for. My pricing hasn’t changed ever and when they added the streaming the streaming to my account and didn’t effect pricing so streaming is basically free for me.
      Guess what I’m saying is heck yeah, I want it.

  • Kenchin1310

    Stupid netflix i want it so bad but they havent make it available for my g2x >=|

    • claudia64

      Totally feel your pain. My husband has Netflix on his Vibrant and it plays fantastic, even at the farthest end of the house from the router (he has the 200 MB data plan, so WiFi is a must). I have to use PlayOn to run Netflix on my G2x and the experience isn’t as good.

    • claudia64

      Totally feel your pain. My husband has Netflix on his Vibrant and it plays fantastic, even at the farthest end of the house from the router (he has the 200 MB data plan, so WiFi is a must). I have to use PlayOn to run Netflix on my G2x and the experience isn’t as good.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    HOW CAN  I FIX THE  VERY LOW SPEAKER SOUND on my HTC SENSATION?? the speaker volume is just too low.
     THE OTHER PHONES HAVE  GOOD SPEAKER SOUND

    • Mellow Dubmarine

      Agreed. You might be able to increase speaker volume by rooting your phone. I’m a noob to modding, but I’ve heard that it’s possible to do things like increase speaker volume by rooting.

    • Ramon

      OMG! I can’t believe the reviewers haven’t made a big issue of the lack of volume. Thought my phone was defective the first time I used the the speaker.

      Big screen, Small sound :(
      I just watch use my Bluetooth while watching netflix.

    • Wizzstar

      The ultimate Netflix app for the T-Mobile HTC Sensation is the Netflix1.3 H264 Video Data Master Wizard app made by a guy name Sprintusa found here http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/android-apps-games/146066-netflix1-3-h264-bluestar-data-master-wizard-nobody-beats-wizard-2nd-none.html ….! Dave I know that you don’t like links, but these Netflix 1.3 apps are the real deal, no fake, no flam flame stuff….
       
      The Netflix1.3 H264 Video Data Master apps are packing high end codecs, that’s the reason why they are so good, the video resolution quality looks so awesome on the T-Mobile HTC Sensation, picture pixel crystal clear video resolution quality, just compare it to the Google Android market stock Netflix 1.3 app and you will see the difference… 
       
      Also at this website you will several other Netflix apps, the DarkStar, BlueStar versions with different color icons, plus Netflix app exclusively for Netflix supported tablets  

    • Wizzstar

      The sound Volume fix, go the Android market download/install the “Volume+ Plus” app this will correct your T-Mobile HTC Sensation low volume problem …

    • Wizzstar

      I corrected my sound low volume issue by installing the free market app “Volume+ Plus 1.7.4″, works like a charm, now my sound volume level is too loud..(lol)
       
      Here are the volume parameters that I’m using for the super loud audio for Netflix, SlingPlayer and the speaker phone…
       
      1./ Speaker Settings
       
      2./ Speaker Modifications [Check] Enabled
       
      3./ Virtual Room Effect [Check] Enabled
       
      Basic Settings:
       
      1./ EQ Settings [Flat]
       
      2./ Volume Level [+14], Set the Volume Level to your desired level, be careful .
       
      3./ Bass Enhance [0]
       
      4./ Virtual Room [0]
       
      Advance Setting-Will automatically overide:
       
      (Speaker Modifications [Check] Enabled
       
      EQ Settings-WARNING-be carefull
       
      Low [10]
      Low/Mid [10]
      Mid/High [10]
      High [15/2]
      Volume Level [14]
      Bass Boost [1]
      Echo/Delay Level [1]
       
      The above sound audio levels are the paramerters for my T-Mobile HTC Sensation, yours may differ …

    • Wizzstar

      I corrected my sound low volume issue by installing the free market app “Volume+ Plus 1.7.4″, works like a charm, now my sound volume level is too loud..(lol)
       
      Here are the volume parameters that I’m using for the super loud audio for Netflix, SlingPlayer and the speaker phone…
       
      1./ Speaker Settings
       
      2./ Speaker Modifications [Check] Enabled
       
      3./ Virtual Room Effect [Check] Enabled
       
      Basic Settings:
       
      1./ EQ Settings [Flat]
       
      2./ Volume Level [+14], Set the Volume Level to your desired level, be careful .
       
      3./ Bass Enhance [0]
       
      4./ Virtual Room [0]
       
      Advance Setting-Will automatically overide:
       
      (Speaker Modifications [Check] Enabled
       
      EQ Settings-WARNING-be carefull
       
      Low [10]
      Low/Mid [10]
      Mid/High [10]
      High [15/2]
      Volume Level [14]
      Bass Boost [1]
      Echo/Delay Level [1]
       
      The above sound audio levels are the paramerters for my T-Mobile HTC Sensation, yours may differ …

      • Pamelalibrarian

        I can’t find that app in the market. Where did you download it from?

    • Wizzstar

      I corrected my sound low volume issue by installing the free market app “Volume+ Plus 1.7.4″, works like a charm, now my sound volume level is too loud..(lol)
       
      Here are the volume parameters that I’m using for the super loud audio for Netflix, SlingPlayer and the speaker phone…
       
      1./ Speaker Settings
       
      2./ Speaker Modifications [Check] Enabled
       
      3./ Virtual Room Effect [Check] Enabled
       
      Basic Settings:
       
      1./ EQ Settings [Flat]
       
      2./ Volume Level [+14], Set the Volume Level to your desired level, be careful .
       
      3./ Bass Enhance [0]
       
      4./ Virtual Room [0]
       
      Advance Setting-Will automatically overide:
       
      (Speaker Modifications [Check] Enabled
       
      EQ Settings-WARNING-be carefull
       
      Low [10]
      Low/Mid [10]
      Mid/High [10]
      High [15/2]
      Volume Level [14]
      Bass Boost [1]
      Echo/Delay Level [1]
       
      The above sound audio levels are the paramerters for my T-Mobile HTC Sensation, yours may differ …

    • Roy

      Are you referring to the speakerphone???  This is what I’ve done.  I’ve unchecked the “Flip for Speaker” option in the Sound settings.  It doesn’t work and is totally useless as far as I’m concerned.  When I make a call, or accept one, and want the speakerphone on I press the speaker option on the call screen to activate the speakerphone and it works just fine.  I had hoped the upgrade to 2.3.4 would fix the speakerphone issue, but it didn’t.

  • BVR127

    Working just great….

  • Anonymous

    what about the g2x what gives

  • Anonymous

    what about the g2x what gives

  • Bxcutie4life2001

    awwwwwwwwwwwwww i’m mad late but super excited yessss! wooo hoooo wooo hooo, do the booty dance do the booty dance! yes!

  • Bigboi3131

    thats bs they need to have netflix on the sidekick 4g

  • Rockchalktroy

    Freezes with newest update on the sensation