iPad 2 too old for NetFlix need one quickly

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Patth9, May 9, 2018.

  1. Patth9 macrumors regular

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    Just learned that my iPad 2 can no longer be used by Netflix because apple no longer supplies a upgrade. Normally, this might not bother me, however, today I learned that my husband will be needing chemotherapy 5 hours at a time. Where is the best place to buy a used iPad that can be used by NetFlix?

    Patt
     
  2. Heat_Fan89 macrumors 6502

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    You can buy last years model brand new from Walmart for $249. It doesn’t get any cheaper than that. They offer 2 day free delivery or same day in store pickup if it’s in stock. It you want used then Apple is the best source but the best deal is Walmart. And sorry to hear about your husband, hope all goes well!
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Best Buy and Fry's had some 2017's on sale recently as well. Not sure if still available.
     
  4. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    Cant you/he just watch in safari? or chrome browser? uninstall any Netflix app so it doesn't jump to it and tell you no cant watch.
     
  5. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502

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    That requires Microsoft Silverlight to view in a browser, which iOS doesn’t support, so no that doesn’t work.
     
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  7. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502

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    Just tried it, nope! Just says to get the free app. And if you try it via Request Desktop Site, it’ll ask you to download Silverlight.dmg for Mac OS, which of course doesn’t work.

    Pretty sure the only way he’s going to get it to work again is to buy a new iPad.

    What I’m not quite understanding though, is Netflix saying can’t open anymore due to it being on an outdated iOS version? That kind of seems odd for it to be iOS 9 (which the iPad 2 can go up to) that Netflix is losing support for, but I guess they could do that.
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Swappa
     
  9. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    Ah ****.

    NEtflix says iOS 10 is required to play the site now. Pretty bad show on Netflix’s part. Doesn’t seem to be apples doing.

    Another of the problems with modern technology when companies **** on end users.

    https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23927

    Netflix is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 5.0 or later. The current version of the Netflix app requires iOS 10.0 or later. Instructions for determining which iOS version you have can be found on Apple's support site.
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    For what it’s worth I filled out the form on that link I provided above saying it’s not right that Netflix don’t support iPad 2 as it’s still very capable of playing Netflix.

    *******s is the term I’d use to describe them and this situation.
     
  10. Patth9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Holly Cow, Heat_Fan89,didn't expect so much help. Thanks to you all.

    I'm going to try and digest all of these ideas.


    Patt
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    Might be a bit hard getting a computer into a small room. We both use Mac Minis which require plugins and a monitor. However I could see your idea working if we had lap tops. Thanks Zxxv
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    Will certainly look this one up, we have a Best Buy.
    Thanks NoBoMac!
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    Good analigies, Sunshoopa

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    Well said! Zxxv
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    Just one tiny question, how do I know which iPad is higher than a iOS 9.3.5 iPad? In order to show you what I mean, here is a link. Sorry, it is really huge!

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-iP...5035&wl11=online&wl12=451084042&wl13=&veh=sem
     
  11. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    New iPads always launch with the latest version of iOS. The iPad you linked to was released in March 2017, and came with iOS 10.2.1, which was the current version at the time of its release.

    Because it's a recently released iPad, it can also be upgraded to iOS 11.3.1 which is now the current version of iOS, which will allow it to run any apps in the App Store.
     
  12. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how tech savvy you are but you might consider downgrading your iPad to iOS6. I restored my old 4S and Youtube and Netflix runs just fine. It's very simple and there's no jailbreak required. You should give it a try!

     
  13. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    You have a browser on your iPad. That’s what I meant.
     
  14. Patth9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, You are going to laugh at me, for sure. I may have nearly done what you were suggesting a few nights ago, but chickened out. It never occurred to me to use a Browser in the same way I would use a Browser on a computer.

    I had the nicest young man from Netflix help me though to not only to get back up and running with Netflix, but to make sure my previous Netflix was turned off. AND! I don't have to worry about my old iPad 2 for a while. Thank you so much, Zxxy, for not giving up on me.

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    Be sure to know that I am copying all you offered. The say will come when I actually understand this new MAC stuff.
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    Royksöpp, you have helped me learn and for that I am most thankful.

    All the members of macrumors, are my heroes as I don't live around anyone who uses a Mac. Thanks you again.
    Patt
     
  15. cwerdna, May 12, 2018
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    iPad 2 on iOS 9.3.5 should still be able to run the Netflix app from the App Store, despite what the "KB" article says.

    I have some iPad 2 and non-Retina mini w/iOS 9.3.5 at work. I can verify on Monday that it can be still be downloaded from the App Store, still can login to Netflix and play, if someone else doesn't beat me to it.

    Or, perhaps the OP found that it actually still works fine on their iPad 2... It is pretty pokey on that. I personally recommend getting something much newer. The current gen (6th gen) iPad introduced a few months ago will run circles around an iPad 2.
     
  16. Patth9, May 12, 2018
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    Very interesting cwerdna !

    All though I have learned how to simply use a Browser on the iPad (Doh) thanks to Zxxv, I will certainly check your offerings as well.


    I can use a computer a great deal better than an iPad, that's for sure.

    GUESS IT'S BACK TO THE OLD GRIND STONE AGAIN. Tried the get the old iPad 2 to bring up NetFlix and it worked, but only long enough to get
    Netflix's message. I added the second "GET THE FREE APP"
    easier to read. GET THE FRE APP.png

     
  17. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Yeah the OP definitely made it seem like it stopped working... but who knows. That’d be pretty awful for Netflix to stop working on these old devices, because that’s about all they’re good for anymore. Well if true it’s a good thing I’m upgrading my gf and mom’s old iPad 2 and 3 (ok my old hand me downs) with the 2018 iPad
     
  18. ChrisChaval macrumors 6502

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    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...pgrade-for-my-purposes.2118438/#post-26050706

    my best wishes to your husband
     
  19. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    The iPad 4th generation supports IOS 10, according to MacTracker, which is rather useful for these sorts of questions.

    Screen Shot 53.png

    But the Ipad Air suports the current version of IOS

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    Best of luck with your husband's treatment.
     
  20. cwerdna, May 13, 2018
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    Don't use the browser. It's unlikely you'll be able to actually watch Netflix from within Safari on an iPad.

    Go to the App Store app and Netflix app from Netflix, Inc. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8 from Safari might take to you the right place in the App Store. Sign in from that app (not Safari) once the app's installed.

    As for iPad 4, yes, it's dead-ended at iOS 10.3.3. I would not expect iOS 11+ to ever come out for it. If by some weird miracle it does, I wouldn't expect iOS 12 to.

    As for iPad Air and mini 2 aka Retina mini, yes, it can go to iOS 11.x.x. but it'd be the next in line to not be supported by iOS 12 when it's announced next month and becomes available to the general public sometime in Sept.
     
  21. cwerdna macrumors 6502

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    I confirmed earlier tonight that on my work iPad 2 and non-Retina mini both running iOS 9.3.5 (they can't go any higher) that I was able delete their existing Netflix app, re-download the Netflix app from the App Store, run them, login and play something successfully.

    In both cases, the App Store put up a prompt:
    "Download an older version of this app?

    The current version requires iOS 10.0 or later, but you can download the last compatible version.

    Cancel / Download"

    Download worked fine.

    The version # listed at the bottom of the "hamburger" menu was 9.60.0 (1894).

    On my iPhone 8 w/iOS 11.2.6, the version is 10.7.0 (2026). I'd updated manually via the App Store in the Monday morning. 10.7.0 is currently the latest version per Version History at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8.
     
  22. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the info, I was curious myself because I wanted to make sure my parents old iPad would still work.

    Patth9, it appears you received some bad information or were confused about the information that was provided to you. Netflix should still work on your iPad 2 through the Netflix app which you can download through the App store. Click on the link above cwerdna provided if you don't already have the app. best of luck! :)
     
  23. Applesauce333 macrumors newbie

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    First off, this thread is great and restored (some of) my faith in humanity. I made an account solely to express my gratitude.

    I am also working with an older iPad (iOS 9.3.5) and having difficulty using Netflix. I have never had Netflix on this device but find myself wanting to use it for that purpose now as my MacBook is out of commission.

    When signing in in a browser I get the same error/prompt to download the app but when I locate it in the App Store it says I cannot download it. Seems a bit silly since this isn’t exactly an ancient piece of technology.

    So, what’s a poor boy to do?
     
  24. Rank1E macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPad 2 on 9.3.5 and also initially had issues installing the Netflix app - but did get it installed eventually.

    I believe my path was that I first installed the app on my iPhone (which was on iOS 11 at the time). The iPad was linked to the same Apple ID, so then when I went to the App Store on the iPad, Netflix appeared in the 'Purchased' section.

    When I attempted to download the app from the Purchased section it then prompted me to download the older version.

    I think that was it - hope it helps.
     

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