I bought a cheap Chinese Android-based set top box for the bedroom. It came with a few apps preloaded, amongst which YouTube and Netflix.
Unfortunately, the developers of this box seem to have missed a few steps, and the device does not seem to be configured properly as an Android TV device. The result is that the installed YouTube app is the Android TV version, but the installed Netflix app is not. Needless to say, in this situation the Netflix user experience is suboptimal. When I try to install the Android TV version of Netflix, Google tells me that the device is not compatible.
Due to the whole lockdown situation, replacing the device by one that is done properly is complicated right now (courier services are in lockdown as well where I live, and the shop where we bought it is not currently in operation until after the lockdown), so I would like to explore the possibility to override these restrictions somehow. I don't mind hacking the device, as long as it doesn't require rooting the thing, as that might mean Netflix won't work anymore at all, which obviously I wouldn't want.
How do I figure out why the Android TV version of Netflix won't install on my device, and is it possible to override this restriction somehow?