Rooted Android Device? Google Play Might Stop You From Downloading Certain Apps

Rooted Android Device? Google Play Might Stop You From Downloading Certain Apps

    

Rooted Android Device? Google Play Might Stop You From Downloading Certain Apps
Recently, a few rooted Android users discovered that they can’t download Netflix from Google Play. In fact, Netflix is no longer allowing the rooted users to access the streaming service.

As per the new changes spotted on the Google Play developer console, the app developers are essentially now able to choose whether their apps are available to rooted users in the Play Store.

There's a new "device catalog" section on the Google Play developer console which includes an option called "SafetyNet exclusion" which can limit “devices that fail integrity tests or those that are uncertified by Google,” from installing a particular app.

Netflix is probably the first application to implement this feature, we won't be surprised if any other app take advantage of it. However, this won’t stop users from downloading the app from sources other than Play Store.

Via: AndroidPolice



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