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Netflix Launches Android App for Honeycomb Tablets

Netflix continues to make strides in Android ecosystem

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Netflix Launches Android App for Honeycomb Tablets
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It’s been something of a bumpy road for Netflix on Android. They’ve faced challenges in making the Android app compatible with all Android devices. They talked a bit about this in a blog post last fall, when Netflix’s Greg Peters said, “The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android. The same security issues that have led to piracy concerns on the Android platform have made it difficult for us to secure a common Digital Rights Management (DRM) system on these devices.”

Luckily, a lot of progress has been made since then. Throughout the course of this year, Netflix has gotten its Android app on more and more devices. Last month, it was declared that “Netflix now supports all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices.”

Now, today, Netflix announced that it has launched a new app in the Android Market to support Android 3.x (Honeycomb) tablets.

Netflix on Honeycomb

“This new app also extends Android support to Canada and Latin America for the first time,” says Netflix Director of Product Management Roma De. “Now Netflix members in US, Canada and Latin America can enjoy Netflix on both their Android smartphones and tablets.”

More good Netflix-related news, at least for fans of Kevin Smith: Netflix also announced the exclusive availability of his latest film Red State to watch instantly in the U.S.

Netflix Launches Android App for Honeycomb Tablets


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  • Rick Vaughn

    Either way, I don’t think I’m going to be going back to Netflix, it just doesn’t offer me enough content or relevant shows and movies. Plus, having to pay double what I was for the same product, now granted it’s not expensive, but still not exactly fair to double my prices like that. I decided to go back to the Blockbuster option, working for DISH Network I heard about the Blockbuster Movie Pass, it’s a great option. Unlimited streaming and DVDs by mail, I’d really suggest to check it out.

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