Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Netflix Downloader Pulled Offline Following Trademark Complaint

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? This app made news about two weeks ago, but now it’s dead already after a third-party complaint. While Netflix didn’t issue it themselves, I can only assume it was very much on their radar.

"Free Netflix Downloader"…was the first Windows application that allowed people to download Netflix videos to their computers through an easy-to-use interface. "This is the ONLY app in the world that can do this trick now!" DVDVideoSoft’s Alex informed TF two weeks ago. While the resulting video quality wasn’t particularly good, the software did what it was supposed to do and appealed to a broad audience. This didn’t go unnoticed by Netflix and others, which soon led to an official complaint. As a result, DVDVideoSoft has decided to pull the plug and discontinue its development. "The development of Free Downloader for Netflix is discontinued by a third-party request. The program is not available for download now," a message on the download site now reads.

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