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.