Netflix Immediately Supported By Google’s Chromecast, New Android App For Nexus 7 On The Way

By: Chris Crum - July 24, 2013

As you probably know by now, Google revealed both the Nexus 7 tablet and the Chromecast device at an event in San Francisco today. Netflix announced that it has new experiences that cater to both devices.

For the Nexus 7, Netflix is working with Google on a new Android app that supports 080p HD video.

“Today Google demonstrated the Nexus 7, the first tablet to support this new Netflix app. More phones and tablets will be coming later this year, letting Netflix members enjoy TV shows and movies in the best possible quality on their mobile devices,” write Netflix directors of product management Roma De and Brady Gunderson in a blog post.

The Chromecast is a dongle device that looks basically like a thumb drive, and plugs into your TV to let you watch video.

Netflix is immediately available on the device, simply because it’s compatible with Netflix on Android, iOS and laptops.

16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi models of the Nexus 7 will be available on July 30th, with a 32GB 4G LTE model available in the coming weeks. The Chromecast will be available today from the Google Play Store, Amazon and BestBuy.com. It will hit Best Buy stores next week.

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