Netflix Finally Hits the Android Marketplace

Posted Mon May 16, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Android phones finally get caught up with a free Netflix app.

The Android platform has gained quite a bit of popularity since the initial launch. While the iPhone still tops the market in terms of popularity, Android based devices are picking up steam fast. To meet the increased demand, Netflix has unveiled a new app for Android phones.

Initially, the application will only be available for certain phones - HTC's Incredible, Nexus One, Evo 4G, G2, and Samsung's Nexus S. Netflix says that the slower rollout is because, unlike iPhones which all conform to the same hardware specifications, Android phones vary in both software and hardware.

"We are aggressively qualifying phones and look forward to expanding the list of phones on which the Netflix app will be supported," states Roma De on the official Netflix Blog. "We anticipate that many of these technical challenges will be resolved in the coming months and that we will be able to provide a Netflix application that will work on a large majority of Android phones."

Source: Netflix Blog

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Tags: Streaming, Android, Netflix (all tags)