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.