Google took an important step on rooted phones. The reality behind the inability to download Netflix to rooted telephones appeared. Google Play is now able to prevent rooted users from downloading certain applications.
It is preferred by many users to install custom ROMs by rooting Android phones and tablets. It is a fact that doing these operations is a big risk. But, most of the users prefer it because it gives users complete control over their devices.
Rooting is an unauthorized process that even excludes devices from the warranty. Despite the fact that there is the risk of making devices unavailable for inexperienced hands, there are special applications for rooted devices even in the Google Play Store. This causes the users to prefer rooting easily. Google has recently made a major policy change for rooted devices.
NetFlix announced that the Google Play Store app will no longer support rooted Android devices a few days ago. This situation seems to be valid just for Netflix, however, it can actually encompass all apps in the Google Play Store.
According to recent changes in the Google Play developer console, developers can now decide whether they want their app in the Play Store to be used for rooted Android devices or not. Namely, the developer may want to prevent rooted devices from downloading the application. It appears that Netflix has made a choice in this policy area.
This radical decision of Google does not prevent users from downloading apps from sources beside the Google Play Store. But it’s risky to download an application from a formal and secure store. This move by Google will surely affect users with rooted devices.