ASUS Transformer minor OTA Update rolling out, Netflix now working

August 23, 2011
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Today ASUS has started the rollout for a small OTA update to the ASUS EeePad Transformer Tablet. From initial reports the update brings the Transformer up to build 8.6.5.9 and many are reporting that Netflix is now fully supported. We saw the Netflix logo appear on the homepage for the ASUS Transformer but we've still yet to see any official comments or support as of late.

While users are claiming Netflix still doesn't show up in the market, you can download it manually and it works without root or making any changes. Download Netflix here and let us know if it works in the comment section below. The Asus Transformer recently received Android 3.2 Honeycomb so this could also bring a few changes and bug fixes for that, but we don't have a change-log to confirm any details thus far.

This latest OTA update that is rolling out to Transformer users now also brings with it an update for the dock software. If you dock your Transformer that software will also be updated to version EP101-0213. We recently saw a few accessories and docks leak over on Amazon and this new software update might be just what was needed for those accessories.

Go ahead and check for updates and feel free to share any details, comments, or concerns in the comment field below.

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[via Droid-Life]


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  • Lindsay Reid

    Have yet to see the 3.2 update available here in the UK – manually check for a system update every day!

  • Colinjones71

    the fast scroll thumb bar in browser is different…

  • http://www.netbooknews.it Riccardo P

    From ASUS Italy: “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 curso king to form a circle and the arrow-shaped. It ‘has added a compatibility mode for apps developed for Android. You can enable or disable the keyboard when the dock is connected. And the device will turn on faster. ” http://www.eeepc.it/eee-pad-transformer-aggiornamento-8-6-5-9-dettagli/

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  • Linuxrebel

    Immediatly after the 8.5.9 update my dock sdcard was correctly detected. Finally

  • BigJimMcD

    Netflix APP is working on my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after installing the latest Firmware Update 8.6.5.9.  My Eee Pad is NOT “rooted”. The Netflix APP I installed previously now works to play Videos.  I verified that the Neflix APP works by watching parts of several different videos on my Eee Pad.  I did not need to re-install the Netflix APP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mango-Beans/100002311997317 Mango Beans

    LOVE this.  I can’t wait to apply this new update!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mango-Beans/100002311997317 Mango Beans

    LOVE this.  I can’t wait to apply this new update!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mango-Beans/100002311997317 Mango Beans

    LOVE this.  I can’t wait to apply this new update!

  • MWilson000

    Yippie, it works!  In previous attempts to get Netflix working, I made some changes to my system/build file that didn’t work.  I need to go back in and undo what I did to see if that is why my screen doesn’t rotate, but in any event.  The OTA update did get the streaming to work.

    • MWilson000

      Restored /system/build file but screen does not rotate.  Bummer, checked my EVO 4G and it doesn’t rotate on that either.  EVO not a big deal but it would be nice to have screen rotate on Transformer.  Anybody know how to enable screen rotation while running Netflix app?  Surly not everybody is watching movies while pad is docked on keyboard which is the only orientation available.

  • MWilson000

    Yippie, it works!  In previous attempts to get Netflix working, I made some changes to my system/build file that didn’t work.  I need to go back in and undo what I did to see if that is why my screen doesn’t rotate, but in any event.  The OTA update did get the streaming to work.

  • Bminsein

    Still can’t get my tf to play Netflix. I can access the app but I can’t watch

  • Alisadm

    YIPPEE SKIPPY!! I’ve been checking that damn marketplace EVERY DAY  and was beginning to give up hope!!  Thank you, Asus!! 

    Now, just get us a VIABLE silicon gel skin/case, and I’ll be clappy as a ham!!

  • Chilliwackian

    I installed the netflix app and am able to view menu and select a movie but as soon as I select one it gives me an error that says may not be available in my country. I live in Canada. Any other Canada manage to get this thing Going?

  • Chilliwackian

    I installed the netflix app and am able to view menu and select a movie but as soon as I select one it gives me an error that says may not be available in my country. I live in Canada. Any other Canada manage to get this thing Going?

    • Asleebc

      Netflix working in Canada after I installed a free VPN service.  After working the first time, you do not have to connect to the VPN fhereafter to get Netflix to stream on my Transformer.  Bought a mini-HDMI cable and connected to my 50 inch Samsung to get big scren viewing.

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    Well done Asus, just about to run down stairs and click the button in anticipation!