Google blocks Android movie rentals on rooted devices

posted by
May 22, 2011
PC Magazine    
Posted in News

"Excited for your first big movie rental on an Android device? If you've rooted your phone or tablet, guess again: Rooted Android users can't watch Android Market movie rentals. ... 'You'll receive this 'Error 49' message if you attempt to play a movie on a rooted device. Rooted devices are currently unsupported due to requirements related to copyright protection,' reads an associated help article." [editor's note: So much for not being evil. Or for Android as a genuine alternative to Linux - TLK] (05/22/11),2817,2385734,00.asp  

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