Netflix is one of the few apps that the vast majority of Android users have been dying to have on their devices. Today Netflix released its first Android app, which will initially be available to a select number of phones. Those phones are:
- HTC Incredible with 2.2+
- HTC Nexus One with 2.2+
- HTC EVO 4G with 2.2+
- HTC G2 with 2.2+
- Samsung Nexus S with 2.3+
The Netflix team wrote a blog post about the release, citing that this is only the first roll-out phase and the app is going to come to more devices soon:
The Market download will initially be available only on select phones that currently have the requisite playback support. We expect to quickly add to the number of phones that can download from Android Market as we work with ecosystem partners to expand playback support.
They also stated the delay for their app has been due to a lack of standard streaming playback capability that is causing them to test each device individually. They anticipate more support in the "coming months".
Congrats to those with the phones listed above as you now have Netflix in your pocket on your Android device. This is great news for the platform as a whole and shows that Netflix is committed to bringing their product to Android. Find the Market link after the break.