u9 & Netflix

#1
Hi guy,

I am a very satisfied user of my minix U9,
I found only one flaw: it is not possible to install netflix hd. on the net I only found the 720p version .. how come you did not get the certification? will it be possible to install netflix hd in the future?


I think the minix tv boxes are the best ever ...

I have a small personal collection
.... ( x7... x8-h.... x8-h plus... U9!!!!! :love:)
 
#2
I believe, if you flash the ATV (Android TV rom by Kondor, posted in these forums) the google play store HD version is available to you. If you roll back to the original rom you lose it :(
 

ArcticWolf

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#3
Hi guy,

I am a very satisfied user of my minix U9,
I found only one flaw: it is not possible to install netflix hd. on the net I only found the 720p version .. how come you did not get the certification? will it be possible to install netflix hd in the future?


I think the minix tv boxes are the best ever ...

I have a small personal collection
.... ( x7... x8-h.... x8-h plus... U9!!!!! :love:)
If memory serves it's essentially due to licensing restrictions or policy from Netflix themselves rather than there being a problem with Minix. I also seem to recall there being specific instructions on the original forum for installation of a working Netflix .apk that would at least get you FHD(???). (Hopefully the Minix team or A. N. Other will confirm things &/or correct me but if it helps you look about in the meantime ;))...

...The U9-H has the required DRM's in place & it certainly has the specs to stream any FHD/UHD (& HDR) content that Netflix currently offers. Netflix just won't give many of the smaller manufacturers a chance, even if they're a quality brand like Minix. They only begin to consider licensing a product if the number of units being manufactured meets their required minimums. (Ultimately their main interest is in devices from the usual big brand names that have huge production runs into millions of units; that vs a few 100,000 units from a smaller brand name). Mix in the additional variables of how any given device is specifically classified too & it all becomes a bit of a crapshoot. Unfortunately, despite its blatantly obvious intended role as an Android HTPC/TV box the U9-H is still essentially classified as a phone/tablet. It's running a (well) modified version of Android rather than the Android TV OS. IMHO, giants like Netflix can easily afford to be selective with their licensing decisions/policies, & it has the obvious kickbacks too. This ongoing cat & mouse game of withholding licensing where there may actually be sufficient demand also allows them to potentially steer consumers back towards the more expensive devices & brand names precisely because they're licensed. Whatever the case, as things currently stand it's a win, win for Netflix!!

Minix products definitely rock & you have a nice wee collection there :). I'm extremely happy with my Minix gear. The U9-H in particular is a superb HTPC for starters :). (My TV itself is actually fully capable of streaming 4K content from Netflix/Prime Video but its Firefox OS is just bloody awful lol, it's incredibly poor & restricted, (& essentially dead). A Neo U9-H was the perfect solution to the problems & limitations of the TV's native OS without breaking the bank :).)

I'm certainly looking forward to future products from Minix :).
 
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#4
If memory serves it's essentially due to licensing restrictions or policy from Netflix themselves rather than there being a problem with Minix. I also seem to recall there being specific instructions on the original forum for installation of a Netflix .apk that would at least get you FHD(???). (Hopefully the Minix team or A. N. Other will confirm things &/or correct me but if it helps you look about in the meantime ;))...

...The U9-H has the required DRM's in place & it certainly has the specs to stream any FHD/UHD (& HDR) content that Netflix currently offers. Netflix just won't give many of the smaller manufacturers a chance, even if they're a quality brand like Minix. They only begin to consider licensing a product if the number of units being manufactured meets their required minimums. (Ultimately their main interest is in devices from the usual big brand names that have huge production runs into millions of units; that vs a few 100,000 units from a smaller brand name). Mix in the additional variables of how any given device is specifically classified too & it all becomes a bit of a crapshoot. Unfortunately, despite its blatantly obvious intended role as an Android HTPC/TV box the U9-H is still essentially classified as a phone/tablet. It's running a (well) modified version of Android rather than the Android TV OS. IMHO, giants like Netflix can easily afford to be selective with their licensing decisions/policies, & it has the obvious kickbacks too. This ongoing cat & mouse game of withholding licensing where there may actually be sufficient demand also allows them to potentially steer consumers back towards the more expensive devices & brand names precisely because they're licensed. Whatever the case, as things currently stand it's a win, win for Netflix!!

Minix products definitely rock & you have a nice wee collection there :). I'm extremely happy with my Minix gear. The U9-H in particular is a superb HTPC for starters :). (My TV itself is actually fully capable of streaming 4K content from Netflix/Prime Video but its Firefox OS is just bloody awful lol, it's incredibly poor & restricted, (& essentially dead). A Neo U9-H was the perfect solution to the problems & limitations of the TV's native OS without breaking the bank :).)

I'm certainly looking forward to future products from Minix :).
Well said !
 
#5
I believe, if you flash the ATV (Android TV rom by Kondor, posted in these forums) the google play store HD version is available to you. If you roll back to the original rom you lose it :(
Can someone else confirm this (who's using the ATV from Kondor), as I would flash mines but I don't want to go through all the hurdles/lose-all-my-customizations to only find out it's not :confused:
 
#7
so is there any way for netflix to play 1080, - 4k, 5.1 surround on U9? Maybe android tv os or kodi add on or any other way? I feel so stupid that i bought this box mostly for netflix and kodi(which sometimes crash on a heavy build).
 
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#8
so is there any way for netflix to play 1080, - 4k, 5.1 surround on U9? Maybe android tv os or kodi add on or any other way? I feel so stupid that i bought this box mostly for netflix and kodi(which sometimes crash on a heavy build).
Could you read the previous posts. Until an admin/moderator/“hacker”/etc. says they’ve discovered something, I believe you’re outta luck in regards to a HD Netflix app.

That said, kodi18 seems to have a way to watch Netflix at higher resolutions. You’re just gonna have to dig through the forum to find it ;p
 
#9
so is there any way for netflix to play 1080, - 4k, 5.1 surround on U9? Maybe android tv os or kodi add on or any other way? I feel so stupid that i bought this box mostly for netflix and kodi(which sometimes crash on a heavy build).
It's not possible to play Full 1080p HD or 4K UHD Netflix on any devices that aren't Netflix certified.
Google/Netflix do not certify boxes running Android OS. There is no workaround.
 
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