Netflix Now Available for More Android Devices

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Finally, some good news from Netflix. I've been using Netflix for years, and some it's pained me to have to report on various stories about the company recently: an ill-received redesign, a price hike, and an outage.

Now, my phone will support Netflix, and many other Android users should be happy with today's news as well. While Netflix has supported a handful of Android devices so far, now they have added to the list.

Director of Product Management Roma De said on the Official Netflix Blog today, "Netflix just added support to a large number of Android phones via an update to the Netflix application in the Android Market. We are very excited about this new release, and we will continue to work with ecosystem partners to add more and better Android device support in the coming months."

Supported devices currently include:

• Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2
• HTC Droid Incredible
• HTC Droid Incredible 2
• HTC G2
• HTC Thunderbolt
• Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet
• LG Revolution
• Motorola Atrix
• Motorola Droid
• Motorola Droid X
• Motorola Droid X2
• Motorola Droid 2
• Motorola Droid 3
• Samsung Droid Charge
• Samsung Epic 4G
• Samsung Galaxy S
• Samsung Galaxy S 4G
• Samsung Fascinate
• Samsung Nexus S
• Samsung Nexus S 4G

That's much better, considering that when the Android app launched in May, it only supported 5 of those.

The company has discussed the challenges of developing for Android in the past. "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," explained Netflix's Greg Peters back in November before they had launched any Android app.

It's good to see that things are looking up for Netflix users who also use Android devices - particularly as more Android-based tablets come to market.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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