Netflix Now Supports All Froyo, Gingerbread Phones.
Tonight I downloaded the Netflix App on to my Atrix with the Gingerbread update, and I can access my account and play streaming movies, they look really nice, HD. My only complaint is that they haven't got the subtitle option working in the App.
Edit: Movies such as Foreign that are hard wired for the subtitles look fine and those subtitles read well too.
12:00 PM - September 10, 2011
Netflix just updated its Android app to support all smartphones with Android 2.2 "Froyo" and 2.3 "Gingerbread" installed. Happy weekend!
Although the web-based version of Google's Android Market still shows the Netflix app as v1.3
as of this writing, the phone-based Android Market app reveals an updated Netflix v1.4. This new version now supports all
Android 2.2 "Froyo" and 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphones. Unfortunately, the app is still ridiculously too big, residing in the main memory for 19.91 MB after a portion is shoved over to the SD card.
The Netflix app for Android has come a long way since its debut back in May. Due to hardware DRM requirements, only the Samsung Nexus S and five additional HTC phones running Froyo were able to support the video streaming service.
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