So I clicked the Learn More button, and like Netflix Support said, I downloaded an older version of Netflix (4.16).
But in this version, there’s no Offline Function, which for me the most useful function because I’m watching Netflix shows in the transports (without WiFi)…
Does anyone have a solution for that problem?
4.16 indeed seems outdated. Using an FP3 and a Huawei Mate 9 I only see version 7.48.0 …
I myself do not use Netflix but my girlfriend told me, that downloading and offline watching should work in the recent netflix app (not tested, since she watches movies at home only).
I can imagine that, as your OS is rooted resp. is rootable so Netflix (including offline function) is on purpose not running on it. A similar reason (that the app does not consider the device safe and so does not run on it) you might find e.g. here.
@s99h@Volker Okay thanks for your replies, but is there a way to fix this? Maybe there are Netflix client apps (like NewPipe for YouTube)…
@s99h As I said, I first downloaded the 7.48.0 version, but it told me that it’s not available for this device. However, when I was using FP OS, it was working, I was able to download shows and movies from home, to watch them offline. In FP Open OS, probably because of the absence of Google Services, it doesn’t work, and I had to download an oldest version where Download function doesn’t exist yet. (4.16)
It’s not about hidden paths but about encryption and key storage on your device. Content providers don’t want you to get hold of private keys that let you decrypt video streams when and how you like. Therefore those keys are hidden from you in areas of device storage which you can’t access (at least not without root permission).
I think that’s dumb, though. On my PC I naturally have root permission and may watch DRM protected streams. This mobile-phone-lockdown thing is BS at its best.