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I have given up, and don't expect DISH to ever release the Netflix for the 4K joey. I have a 4K player and stream Netflix through it. I actually like it better (compared to the H3). Faster, and to me better picture.
 
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I have given up, and don't expect DISH to ever release the Netflix for the 4K joey. I have a 4K player and stream Netflix through it. I actually like it better (compared to the H3). Faster, and to me better picture.
Nothing indicates it won't be coming out.
 

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I cant say why I need it due to confidentiality rules.
Any one by chance have a photo of the 4K Joey back when you clicked on Netflix it said coming Soon Feb 18th 2016?
I already have a photo of the message that just says coming soon.
There are no legal grounds for a company to provide a feature, even if it was fully planned to be offered. Plans change.... Dish has had many features over the years listed on spec sheets, in owner's manuals, etc, etc that never came to fruition.
 
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Nothing indicates it won't be coming out.

Well, I think that after this length of time, which has been easily enough for both sides to do whatever they need to do to get it approved and running (especially since it runs on the H3 and the regular Joey - and I know each device is different, but again the length of time should have been enough to work anything out technical) indicates it's not going to happen. I've seen cheap TVs and all kinds of other devices come out in that time with built in Netflix support. I would love to know what the real issue is, but I've pretty much given up.

I have Netflix on my phone and Chromecasts attached to each TV, so I can watch it anyway. But I must say it is so straightforward when I'm on my H3 and I simply go to Netflix. All my TVs are connected to sources via AVRs, so when I use Netflix and the Chromecast I have to first switch the source on the receiver, then connect the netflix app to the Chromecast, then when done switch everything back. With the H3 I can use Netflix like it's just another channel.

And for my wife, who is not a tech geek at all, she'll use Netflix on the H3 but switching things etc. is more than she wants to do on the 4K Joeys. We watch less Netflix than we would if it was built into the 4K Joeys.
 

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Well, I think that after this length of time, which has been easily enough for both sides to do whatever they need to do to get it approved and running (especially since it runs on the H3 and the regular Joey - and I know each device is different, but again the length of time should have been enough to work anything out technical) indicates it's not going to happen. I've seen cheap TVs and all kinds of other devices come out in that time with built in Netflix support. I would love to know what the real issue is, but I've pretty much given up.

I have Netflix on my phone and Chromecasts attached to each TV, so I can watch it anyway. But I must say it is so straightforward when I'm on my H3 and I simply go to Netflix. All my TVs are connected to sources via AVRs, so when I use Netflix and the Chromecast I have to first switch the source on the receiver, then connect the netflix app to the Chromecast, then when done switch everything back. With the H3 I can use Netflix like it's just another channel.

And for my wife, who is not a tech geek at all, she'll use Netflix on the H3 but switching things etc. is more than she wants to do on the 4K Joeys. We watch less Netflix than we would if it was built into the 4K Joeys.
This is still not an indication that it's not coming.
 

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This is still not an indication that it's not coming.

None of us know what's really going on. They've been saying since late January 16 Netflix was coming to the 4K Joey. No updates from them on when they think it will be implemented. I'm just saying my opinion is that if they don't have it by now, it's not coming. Maybe on the 5K Joey. ;)
 

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It's been explained over and over again that it's in Netflix's hands. I suspect that Netflix doesn't care too much, Dish is essentially a competitor and if you're complaining, you're already hooked as a Netflix subscriber.
 
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It's been explained over and over again that it's in Netflix's hands. I suspect that Netflix doesn't care too much, Dish is essentially a competitor and if you're complaining, you're already hooked as a Netflix subscriber.
I no longer buy the excuse that the hold-up is Netflix. There's something else going on.... I actually question if Netflix "certifies" all devices. How does that work with Android phones, tablets, etc ? No damn way they check every phone made. Same with TVs - there are countless almost no-name TVs out there, multiple models from these manufacturers, with the Netflix app.
 
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I no longer buy the excuse that the hold-up is Netflix. There's something else going on.... I actually question if Netflix "certifies" all devices. How does that work with Android phones, tablets, etc ? No damn way they check every phone made. Same with TVs - there are countless almost no-name TVs out there, multiple models from these manufacturers, with the Netflix app.
Until you realize that the manufacturers of those no name TV sets are actually major players such as Sony, Samsung and the like. Same with Androids.
 

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I no longer buy the excuse that the hold-up is Netflix. There's something else going on.... I actually question if Netflix "certifies" all devices. How does that work with Android phones, tablets, etc ? No damn way they check every phone made. Same with TVs - there are countless almost no-name TVs out there, multiple models from these manufacturers, with the Netflix app.

The 4k Joey is really small potatoes in the scheme of things with the added complication of 4k support, and Dish is still essentially a competitor.
 

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The 4k Joey is really small potatoes in the scheme of things with the added complication of 4k support, and Dish is still essentially a competitor.
My guess, The 4K joey, can't stream 4K content effectively, because after all, there are numerous times it can't even stream regular Netflix effectively and reliably.

But, as Pat stated, Its small potatoes .
Joey 2.0 work fine, and Chromecast or even Roku sticks cost less, and stream everything under the sun.

I've stopped using Netflix on my entire Hopper system because the H3 sucks compared to my H2s.
Never had a single Netflix complaint with my H2s and Joeys.

Now the Joeys have issues every other day whether it's logging back in to, black screen exiting.

So if you do Netflix regularly, Buy a Chromecast ,Roku, Smart Tv.
 
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I no longer buy the excuse that the hold-up is Netflix. There's something else going on.... I actually question if Netflix "certifies" all devices. How does that work with Android phones, tablets, etc ? No damn way they check every phone made.
They don't have to certify all devices, just the OS version the device uses. There are far fewer iterations of Android OS versions than there are actual devices.

While the stated holdup is with Netflix, I suspect that the relatively low numbers of 4K Joey users combined with the reported bugginess of the 4K Joey itself leaves it very low on Netflix's priority list.
 

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From James Schek, a Netflix employee:

Device certification for most partners are done through the Netflix Test Studio which is a self-certification system for device manufactures. This allows Netflix and device manufacturers to be certain their device will work with Netflix.

Self-certified is the key there, folks....

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