Netflix Android

Back in May Netflix, finally launched its long-waited Android app, initially only for a few devices. That list grew over time and eventually supported a large number of phones. The .apk was quickly discovered, however, and owners of devices, both phone and tablet, who hadn't received official support yet could install the app just fine. That's no longer necessary (and it's about time), at least for most phones, as Netflix has updated the app to support all devices running 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread). 

Tablet owners still looking for official support will have to wait a bit longer, but this is great for everyone with a smaller device.

So for all you phone owners out there who have Froyo or Gingerbread, hit the link after the break for the official Netflix app.

 
There are 44 comments

Glenuendo says:

Just in time for me to cancel the streaming video due the less than stellar selection.

cpolism says:

yup, right there with you. Also just saw my online statement charge of $18. What a waste.

edejon says:

I think the selection is FANTASTIC. I guess it really comes down to personal preference. I also have Hulu+, and netflix and hulu+ combined is better than having dish or cable, and it is a helluva lot cheaper! I love both services...between the two, EVERY TV show/movie I would even consider watching can be streamed from one of the services. Together they are amazing. I LOVE Netflix and Hulu+!!

ybcthanerd says:

But netflix neva has any new movies u always gotta wait and u can neva streemntha new movies

brucegolfnut says:

Doesn't save to SD card on my D2 2.3.3

svinkle says:

Is it still U.S. only?

Wookie Claws says:

Awesome, but about time! Now bring on the offical tablet support. Now I wonder with a new app, do we need another hacked app to use it on tabs?

PGiovanni says:

I had Netflix side loaded on my Galaxy tab 10.1 and market found it and updated it.

Sambo41 says:

Same here. It updated on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 also and loads the menus much faster.

cj100570 says:

Just discovered that the official netflix app in the market, no side loading, works on the galaxy tab 10.1 also. I was in the market looking to update my apps and noticed netflix was available. I installed it and it actually works. I have video and picture proof in case anyone wants to see.

MrCat2000 says:

Doesn't work on LG Thrill. Will install but won't open. :(

MaryBeth#AC says:

nice! hopefully Netflix won't be charging more for this?

jcastag says:

They already did start charging more. What a waste f netflix

NAWF_SIDE says:

Won't work on LG thrill,, wtf?

boilednut says:

Actually...some tablet owners may not have to wait at all: the update was shown as available in the Market for my Galaxy Tab 10.1.

slamEVIL says:

awesome! i was wondering if it would be available for my epic touch when it arrived! :D

spiney says:

Opens and instantly closes on my G2x :-(

McPlot says:

Does this have the rotation feature the hacked version does? As soon as the real version lets you rotate the screen in any direction, I will use it again. Until then, I am loving the hacked copy.

Perryn27 says:

No love for the G2x?!!... That's disappointing. Why does it seem like LG phones are left out in the cold?

No good on my HTC Wildfire S. Constant lag and takes FOREVER to load!

Producer says:

Great! Too bad they've banned simultaneous streaming (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/netflix-clamps-down-account-...).

So now I can't watch one film on my Evo while my wife is watching something else on GTV. Which makes it next to useless.

ScottColbert says:

That's been debunked, a little research goes a long way. http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/07/7647976-netflix-our-bad-...

Deegan says:

This app is awful, the only thing that it is good for is streaming. I got this app on my Evo when it came out. Recently I have deleted it because the site is way better. Make this app worth my time netflix and maybe ill think about keeping it...

ScottJ says:

Why would they care if you keep it? It's a free app.

Deegan says:

Why would they care? Because its a business. If you put out a terrible product people won't use it. So yea, they do care.

Yay, if only I had a computer that could update my phone x_x

Go Android! says:

Now I don't feel so special having an Evo. We were one of the first to have Netflix support.

ssinaz says:

Where's the tablet love. I got Netflix on the EVO 3D now I want it on my A500 tab.

keith2k1 says:

I'm on the Inspire and I had it running for a month prior to the update...now everything is loading slower...

oh damn here we go with this dude again...#fhl!

DrewCSchultz says:

If you want to be mad at someone for Netflix's poor selection and price hike, be mad at the content providers. Movie studios initially latched on to Netflix as a quick way to make extra revenue. Netflix gained in popularity, and they quickly realized that Netflix was taking money from their DVD sales. Unwilling to face the future, movie studios raised their asking prices to outrageous levels and in some cases refused to do business with Netflix. Physical media is going bye-bye. Netflix, seeing the writing on the wall, had no choice but to raise prices to improve their streaming selection.

The movie industry is a disgusting place, really. They steal scripts, write fake reviews, and rape movie theatres.

Netflix is fighting the good fight.

gatorboi352 says:

While I agree with a lot of what you are saying, I think for some of those same reasons you point out is why physical media isn't going bye bye as soon as people would like to believe. I would put the over under at 5 years, and bet the over.

AndroidUK says:

The headline is somewhat misleading as it should really read:

"Netflix now available for all devices running Android 2.2 and 2.3 as long as you are in the USA"

Umm no it isn't. It is available on every device. Country has nothing to do with it. you don't like it? Take is up with the content providers because they are the ones keeping netflix from streaming to you.

Cort says:

LG Optimus S a bust. Installs but when you boot the app it goes white screen :( for a minute there I was estatic to hear netflix was available for all 2.2, lies

scottysurfs says:

What rom? Netflix has worked flawless on my optimus since it came out both cm7 and froyo roms. You must be using stock?

NAWF_SIDE says:

They need to bring on Netflix HD® or Vuduu to LG thrill :)

coldasice304 says:

closes as i open on my LG G2X all i can say is wtf >.<

Yanks4me says:

I love it on my Samsung Fascinate! I watch movies whenever I'm in the car or waiting for an appointment.

nitestorm says:

It worked great on my original Galaxy Tab.

kandiman1224 says:

Still works on my transformer, but im scared to touch the update thing that pops up

kareden says:

Me, too, lol. I was waiting for another TF owner to update before I took the plunge. The sideloaded version works great. I don't want to risk an update that breaks my app.

steve31 says:

Is there any way to sideload this ? For us in Canada.

Clodrock says:

If there was one app that I checked the Marketplace almost everyday for, it was this one. I'm so glad it finally works on the Galaxy Tab 7". The videos are much better looking than on the Android HBO2GO app. Good stuff.

pksublime says:

Still runs "upside-down" on the Photon 4G.
Only landscape on left side instead of right (only way with the charger plugged in).