So, it turns out that only days after I posted details on how to trick the Android Netflix app to work in Canada, Netflix Canada goes and approves the app for use in Canada.
This means that you should now find the Netflix app in the Android marketplace assuming you are running Android 2.2 or higher. I tested the new version on my HTC HD2 running Android and it worked perfectly. 😀
So, it has been a little over a year since Netflix launched their streaming video service here in Canada. Initially the selection was pretty sparse. Since then, more and more content has been added ever month; both good and bad.
What’s the selection like a year after launching? Well lets take a look at some of the newer releases by category….
Action & Adventure:
Iron Man 2, Unstoppable, Knight & Day, The Last Airbender, The A-Team, Machete, Gamer and G.I.Joe
No Strings Attached, Jackass 3, Date Night, Megamind, Morning Glory, Dinner for Schmucks and Extract
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I don’t know how long this promotion will be on, but right now if you head on over to Onlive.com and sign up, your first game purchase is only $1.
This is assuming you are new to Onlive or at least haven’t made any purchases yet.
I signed up for Onlive after getting back from PAX last month, but hadn’t made any purchases yet. Immediately after getting the e-mail from Onlive, I logged in and purchased Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The only other games I would have been interested in are L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City, but neither game is available yet and pre-orders don’t count for this promotion. 🙁
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I just received word that GoG.com is having a sale on the Broken Sword Trilogy. I suppose it’s not technically a trilogy since there was a 4th game released in 2006 and an announced 5th game is supposedly going to be released later this year or next.
The first two games are traditional 2D point and click adventures while the 3rd and 4th are 3D adventure games.
At $3 a piece it’s a pretty sweet deal if you like these kinds of games.
This past week I have been playing with Android 2.3 on a HTC HD2 from T-Mobile. It doesn’t support 3G with Roger Wireless (incompatible frequencies), but it’s still an amazing phone and WiFi still works fine.
One of the apps that I was excited to get is the Netflix streaming app. It’s been available for iPhone for some time, but it was only last month that Netflix released an app compatible with all 2.2 & 2.3 version Android devices.
To my surprise, I couldn’t find Netflix in the Marketplace. It turns out that Netflix Canada hasn’t approved the app yet, so if you are able to access it via the Marketplace (using a weblink for example), you will get an error that the app is not available for your region.
Luckily, it is still possible to get it working in Canada if you don’t mind a few extra steps.
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Today I received my Final Notice for the Windows Mobile MyPhone service shutdown from Microsoft.
The service stopped working some time ago, but today is the last day that you can log in to the MyPhone web page. It’s a sad reminder of the amazing free service previously offered to Windows Mobile users.
For a while now, Onlive has been having $5 Friday promotions that offered the full purchase of a single game every Friday. For example, last month I mentioned that Mafia II was on sale as part of the promotion.
Apparently, they are ending their $5 Friday’s, but not without another $5 promotion. This time, they will be offering a new game every day of the week for this week only.
Today you can pick up Splinter Cell Conviction. You can head on over to www.onlive.com to see the daily deal or checkout their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/onlive.