Netflix & Crackle Now Running on Asus Transfromer

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Honeycomb-enabled tablet the Eee Pad Transformer TF 101 received an over-the-air upgrade yesterday that enabled U.S. owners to watch Netflix “Instant Watch” content and Sony’s Crackle. The Transformer has been running the latest version of Android (3.2) for a couple of weeks but required an additional patch to enable the Netflix server to allow a connection. Details on how to get it after the jump.

If you haven’t received a notification about the update yet, you can download it manually:

  1. Fully charge and/or plug-in your tablet.
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap About Tablet
  4. Tap System Firmware Update
  5. Tap Check Update
  6. Follow on-screen instruction
  7. After the install is completely done. I like to reboot my tablet by turning it off and on.
  8. If you also own the Transformer’s matching keyboard dock, you’ll want to now plug your tablet into that dock and allow it to update that device as well.
  9. You should now be running Bulid number HTJ858.US_epad=

Netflix still shows as not being compatible in the Android Market, but you can download it other ways and it will run. This link will take you to a site that has full directions. If you would rather wait, I expect that Netflix will update the Market in the near future. Crackle is now available directly in the Android Market.

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