Netflix Now Supports All Android 2.2 & 2.3 Devices
By on September 10th, 2011

Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services in the United States. While iPhone users got a dedicated Netflix app quite a long time ago, there was no news about a dedicated app for the Android OS. A few months ago, when the Netflix app for Android was finally released, it only supported few Android handsets available in the market.

The reason behind supporting only selected handsets was the DRM technology used by Netflix, which supported phones with only locked down/encrypted boot loaders. There was a huge outrage due to this, and instead of blaming Netflix; Android OS was blamed because of its fragmentation issue.  The guys behind the Netflix app soon updated the app to support a bunch of more devices, but it still was not enough.

Today, the Netflix app has got another update, which makes it compatible with  all  Android handsets running Android 2.2 and/or Android 2.3+. This means that the app will now run on more than 85% of Android handsets out there! Better late than never!

Android users in the United States can download the latest version of Netflix from  here.

 

 

 

 

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Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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  • Tom Sobieski

    I loved Netflix when I lived in the US of A, but now I live in Mexico, and their selection here sucks rhino.

 
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