If you were experiencing issues running Netflix on your phone or tablet with Android 4.3, you'll want to grab this one. Netflix has been updated, and the words everyone wanted to hear are in the change log:

  • Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3.
  • On the new Nexus 7 HD, this version requires all Android 4.3 system updates to be installed.

This is of special interest to everyone using a Chromecast with their Android 4.3-powered device, and an update we're happy to see. Give it a try, and let everyone know how it works out for you in the comments below. You can grab the update from the Google Play link above.


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Netflix updated to address issues with Android 4.3


This is random guys work late. Haha. Well, keep up the good work Android Central®!!


As a programmer I'm pretty sure Jerry gives zero f**ks what the sun is doing at any given time.

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i hope you guys also caught the recently updated section of the play store. I sent a pic it a tip email with netflix in this section

I never even ran into this issue on my new nexus 7. But glad it's fixed for those having the issue.

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Another new feature is that when using Netflix on my PS3, I can control playback from my nexus 4. Even has a persistent notification with play, stop, etc. Haven't tried it on my 360 or WD Live Plus yet.

I'm happy for the update, but I never ran into this issue with my Nexus 4. I do have problems with YouTube on Chromecast though....

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Still runs like BUTT on the DROID DNA. Any lists (genres, search results, etc.) don't scroll (you can swipe with your finger, but it just jitters - not up or down following you're swiping). Been like this since November. Sucks.

I just got a new Nexus 7 (2013) and Netflix was running fine but I updated anyway. So far just grief. The update seemed to go fine. The app opened and I could see my queue but every time I tried to start a steam Id see an error that said "unable to contact to netfix try again later". Remember it was just working fine just prior to the update. So I removed the app and tried it again but now I cant even install it because of "invalid package" error. Many others are complaining of the same. DON'T UPGRADE!

Nope. Still getting package error. I had an old copy v1.8.0 and it did install but after streaming for 5 seconds the video freezes. So I tried the upgrade again but same package failure. Come one Netflix straighten this out!!

It was working just fine on my Nexus 7 with 4.3 until this latest update. I don't
want to uninstall/reinstall it for fear I won't be able to get it load at all.

Anyone know where I can get a hold of the previous version?

Try deleting the app data. You'll have to sign in again but my problems were solved after doing so with the new update.

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This update completely broke Netflix on my Samsung Galaxy S4 which still has Android OS 4.2.2! Somebody notify Netflix of the problem. Package file is Invalid!

"Somebody notify Netflix of the problem. Package file is Invalid!"

Believe me there are about 100 people letting Netflix know on Google Play.

Hopefully, it won't take them long to get the fix done.

"Try deleting the app data. You'll have to sign in again but my problems were solved after doing so with the new update."

Thanks. That worked great. I just went in and deleted the app data and then a force stop. I then restarted the app, signed in and all is well. In fact the video quality improved too.