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Netflix Android app arrives in the Android Market

May 12, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka



Android users, run to the Android Market right now and download Netflix. Yes, that Netflix that we have waited on for months and had nothing but frustration. The long wait has ended and you can finally fire up the entire catalog of Dr. Who and eat away at all of your productivity for the day.

The Netflix Android Market listing says that the app supports the HTC Incredible, Nexus One, EVO 4G, G2, and Samsung Nexus S. It was originally feared that the Netflix app would support only Qualcomm devices, however, the Nexus S inclusion in the supported list shows that’s not the case. Custom ROM’s may have trouble getting support for the device, and certain Android phones or tablets may not be able to run it at all. More information on technical challenges and possible support for additional devices can be found on the Netflix blog.

As for the features of the app, it’s what you may have expected. The Netflix Instant streaming plays video on the device, provides a list for managing a Queue, and adding content to streams. Netflix members can initiate a video on a desktop, stop play, and then resume playback on their compatible phone.

A 1-month free Netflix membership is available for using the app, so download and it give it a go if you are not yet a Netflix subscriber.

Thanks, Aaron

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