Installing Netflix on Android – LG Optimus V

June 22, 2011

Netflix has been pushing to quickly release their client for Android phones. The Hub has been waiting for Netflix on our favorite budget phone, the LG Optimus V. The folks over at Rock That LG Optimus V discovered the Netflix client now works without hacking the phone. Last week, Netflix released a new version that can be installed on a wider selection of Android devices. Given there were a few steps to the install it on the LG Optimus V, the Hub thought it would be helpful to outline them here. Click through for the details.  Update: The official Netflix client has been released for the Optimus V so you no longer need to follow this procedure. Click here to read more.

  • Download the Netflix client to your computer by downloading it from (XDADevelopers)
  • Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. On your Android phone, tap the “Turn On USB Storage” button.
  • In the Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, select your’s phone’s memory card (probably callled “NoName” on the Mac). Create a new folder called “Netflix”.
  • Copy the file you downloaded: “” to the Netflix folder on the phone
  • On Mac, in the Finder, eject the “No Name” device. On Windows, stop USB storage from the system tray (the icons in the bottom right corner).
  • On your phone, tap “Turn off USB Storage”. Wait a couple of moments and disconnect the USB cable.
  • On your phone, go to the “Market” app
  • Search for “AppInstaller” by FunTrigger (there’s a free ad-supported version)
  • Install and run the app
  • Scroll down and chose the Netflix directory
  • Select the Netflix icon

  • Agree to all of the warnings by tapping “Install”
  • Netflix is now installed!
Known Issues:
  • There’s usually a green or red stripe that displays on the top of screen.
  • Certain colors seemed to be smeared on the screen; red in particular.
  • Works great over WiFi.
  • Surprisingly, works well over 3G if you have a strong enough signal.
Related Posts:
LG Optimus V: First Impressions of Android
Essential Android Apps

Tags: Android, LG, Netflix

16 Responses to Installing Netflix on Android – LG Optimus V

  1. Ireadyourblogs on June 30, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Nice instructions and screenshots!

  2. Mailliw1996 on July 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    YAYYYYY!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! Works amazingly! Why won't netflix just make an app that work on all phones though? hmm oh well so excited!

  3. Moonwolf656 on July 5, 2011 at 12:35 am

    It's installed in to my phone and everything but it won't load D:

  4. Moonwolf656 on July 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Nevermind, I got it working by reinstalling. Works great so far! Thanks a lot :D

  5. Newqueenqueen on July 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I followed the instructions listed above…And Yes,  It's Working!!!!  FINALLY!!!  THANK YOU for the info!!!  

  6. Nadia on July 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Hi, I'm having trouble. I downloaded the file and see the 1st icon but I don't see the Netflix icon. Can someone help me pls.

  7. szszszszszszszfd`g on July 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Just  do the whole process over again. Reinstall it I mean. The same thing happened to me and a few other people. You just have to re-do it and then the red Netflix icon appears the second time. (: Good luck.

  8. bbking on July 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    is there anyway to get rid of the stripe at the top of the screen?

  9. The Hub on July 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I think we will have to wait for the "official" version to be released

  10. Yoyo on August 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    the link does not work were else can i download it from

  11. Coco on August 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm
  12. Stucathumpreys on September 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Got evrything downloaded and working, but when trying to watch a movie, I get an error message saying "this phone is not supported". Which flashplayer doesw this app need to view and run the movies at netflix? This might be the problem?

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  14. Smogaddedi1 on October 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I clicked on the link and registered,but cannot find the download button…

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