Netflix Now Supports All Froyo And Gingerbread Devices


When we first started hearing about the prospects for getting a Netflix app on Android, we were concerned over what restrictions the app might face. Would only smartphones with processor from certain manufacturers be supported? Would concerns over implementing a DRM system keep the app off of older Androids? When a leaked version finally arrived, and didn’t work, all those fears started to seem very real. Luckily, the official launch of the app allayed our fears to a good extent, officially supporting a handful of devices but running on many others with a little tinkering.

Later updates saw the official compatibility list grow and grow, and now it’s reached an important milestone: the latest Netflix update now includes support for all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices.

This news is going to be most important to Android users who weren’t comfortable with the work-arounds to get Netflix playing on unauthorized models. While we’re sure that some users will experience problems with specific device configurations (what app doesn’t?), moving from a device-specific compatibility list to one based on Android versions is a huge step forward.

Source: Netflix (Android Market)

Via: Droid Matters

Thanks: ziz

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