Netflix Update for Android Includes Bugfixes, Facebook Sharing


After a bit of a slow start, with early limitations on device compatibility, Netflix for Android really took off last year, supporting more phones and improving performance with subsequent software updates. The latest to arrive for the app looks to continue the company’s work on compatibility by implementing a few bugfixes, as well as introducing a new Facebook sharing feature.

As you may be aware if you’re a Netflix users in the States, there’s an odd law on the books concerning user privacy specifically in regards to video rental that’s been keeping Netflix from implementing social features on a large scale. This release may finally share your movie-watching habits with your friends, but it will only do so for users residing in Latin America, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.

Netflix 1.7.0 includes fixes relating to the display of graphical glitches on tablets, as well as those that would cause audio and video to fall out-of-sync. Finally, the company has added a software control for your device’s volume.

Netflix for Android is available in the Android Market now, supporting Android versions from Froyo through Ice Cream Sandwich.

Source: Android Market

Via: Android Central

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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