Netflix Launches Android App for Honeycomb Tablets

    October 19, 2011
    Chris Crum

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.