Netflix Avoided Android Because It Didn't Have Enough DRM
from the anti-open dept
Apparently Netflix has not yet been offered up on Android phones because the platform just has too much damn freedom. Netflix admitted in a blog post that the lack of DRM that makes Hollywood happy means that it couldn't offer movie streaming to Android. This seems rather ridiculous. Hollywood's focus on DRM seems like such a huge waste of time, money and resources. Did they learn nothing from the music industry's failed obsession with DRM? DRM doesn't work. It doesn't prevent unauthorized sharing, but does end up pissing off legitimate users -- such as by preventing them from watching Netflix films on their Android-powered devices.