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These are the kinds of updates we like to see. As many of us are getting our hands on devices running Android 4.2, Netflix (and many others) is updating for full support of the new platform version. The last couple of weeks may have felt like years waiting for the update, but it was still released in a pretty reasonable timeframe (now the Starbucks app, on the other hand...). Aside from supporting Android 4.2, there have been a few other notable changes:

  • Large volume button
  • Easy scrubbing with new screen stills
  • Improved stability and playback bug fixes

All-in-all, a very useful update. We'll take improved support and usability features any day of the week. You can grab a download at the Google Play Store link above.

There are 15 comments

S_C_B says:

Downloading now.

mr.wizard says:

Maybe the app won't be so laggy on my TF700.. gonna go home to check.

Diskoman says:

All positives all the way around!

korm1203 says:

Now i want better quality. the psp vita version of netflix has better quality i mean the video quality in the vita looks awesome.

extremenet says:

I'm still curious about all of these app permissions that they keep adding. I tried emailing Netflix support but received no answer.

Champion1229 says:

I don't see why people freak out about app permissions! If it wasn't safe to download then it wouldn't be on the market in the first place!

os2baba says:

Are you kidding me? If you are serious, you are just asking for trouble!

Robpol86 says:

This is extremely wrong! You need to reconsider this view for your own security.

wsmather says:

Well one does get a bit fatalistic after awhile. When you want a program and it asks for all those permissions, you have no choice but to either accept them all, or reject them and the program. Kind black and white.

extremenet says:

I'm not so concerned about the app being "safe to download." I don't think a company like Netflix would do anything to harm the user's device or violate the user's privacy. But I'm curious why they need permissions to create Bluetooth connections or read sensitive log data or retrieve a list of my running apps. I'm streaming content from them - that's all. It would be nice if developers would include information on their website or in the app description that explain why they need certain permissions beyond the scope of what you would reasonably expect from the app.

Champion1229 says:

Awesome! Downloading now!

I dislike using Netflix app on my Android. It felt laggy, for your information, I am using SGS3 and SGN2. Both of them is high end phone and yet it felt laggy. It felt like that they are using some form of Flash. It wasn't smooth . When I swipe the genre section while it in the process of loading the images of movie, it keep pushing me back to the first order. It great that they add 10 Sec Rewind, but what about the Fast Forward? CrunchyRoll App have this function and it work great, it didn't even lag at all. It so extremely smooth and work superbly. I wish Netflix should follow Holo UI to make it look good. CrunchyRoll is using Holo UI and it really look great than Netflix UI. Anyway, it still a great app and the video is so smooth.

PamelaBB says:

we finally have netflix as it has been for almost year on the iphone! it's not as laggy to browse through videos anymore either, thank goodness, love my netflix!

thank you for the upgrade to the Netflix I hope it works as well as you say it does

Nope, still doesn't work on my ASUS Memo pad hd7. Which is why I will be returning it ASAP.