Netflix support added for Asus Eee Pad Transformer with new update

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by in Tablets

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablet

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer one of the most successful Android tablets.

The popular Asus Eee Pad Transformer can access the Netflix for Android application with a new software update for the tablets build of Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The update is titled HTJ85B.US_epad-8.6.5.9-20110816 for U.S. based Transformers, but international owners should look for the an update with the numbers 8.6.5.9 included.

According to ASUS Italy the new update not only adds Netflix support for the Transformer but it also does the following:

“This update resolves a number of issues emerged following the release of Honeycomb 3.2. It ‘was held in great consideration the feedback from your users. In particular you can now choose between the cursor in the shape of a circle and the arrow-shaped. It ‘was a way to add compatibility for apps developed for Android. You can enable or disable the keyboard when the dock is connected. And the device will turn on more quickly.”

Translated quote posted by Eeepc.it

Droid-Life and it’s community of commentors have confirmed that after installing the new update and rebooting their Transformers, the Netflix app for Android works perfectly with their tablets.

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13 Responses to “Netflix support added for Asus Eee Pad Transformer with new update”

  1. V. Jones

    24. Aug, 2011

    i received the firmware update at 4:00pm est, Im in VA. , the 720p mp4 format videos now work with the stock video player , im very happy about this, flawless, no lag no trail whatsoever…

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  2. bminsein

    25. Aug, 2011

    I can’ find the Netflix app on the market

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  3. bminsein

    25. Aug, 2011

    I can’ find the Netflix app on the market please help

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  4. Eric

    26. Aug, 2011

    I can’t find it using my tablet on the market. It comes up on my PC but will load it says that it is not compatible w/ that device. How you guys getting the app loaded?

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    • TabletMan

      26. Aug, 2011

      Hi Eric,

      Did you update your Transformer to the latest firmware? (HTJ85B.US_epad-8.6.5.9-20110816) Also are you in the United States?

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  5. Dale

    27. Aug, 2011

    I get the same message that Eric is getting. I have the latest firmware that TabletMan lists and am in the US. Not sure why this doesn’t work. Could it be the serial number models? I have a B50 tablet with a B60 keyboard.

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  6. Dave H

    31. Aug, 2011

    This is a total fabrication. The Netflix app is not compatible with the Asus Transformer.

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  7. jakob

    31. Aug, 2011

    Agree with Dave. I’ve been reading every forum/article on the web. So many stories of netflix loading on the transformer. SO NOT TRUE as of this date. it either won’t load or states ‘…incompatible.’ Very frustrating. Don’t suggest it if its not true guys. why say it. I’m still waiting for a truthful statement or forum posts. i don’t mind waiting but don’t lie about it.

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  8. marcel

    31. Aug, 2011

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