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Netflix Updated for Android – Android 4.2 Support Added and Improved Interface

Yesterday, Netflix received a sweet little update that brought along some improvements for Android users. Adding support for Android 4.2 running devices, the user interface has been tweaked slightly to allow for “easy scrubbing” and a shiny new on-screen volume button which makes life just a tad bit easier. To top it off, they squashed some bugs and improved playback on some devices, which is always appreciated.

Go pick it up and enjoy your shows. Also, if you haven’t watched Drive with Ryan Gosling yet, I recommend it.

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Cheers John!

  • summit1986

    GNex + Netflix + MHL Adapter = WIN!

  • nsnsmj

    Drive is an awesome movie. I just watched it for the first time a few days ago. Can’t believe I hadn’t watched it sooner.

  • gotta wonder about netflix

    great, can you actually do anything with your DVD que yet?


    somewhat off topic, but i just got the new samsung chromebook and am unable to watch netflix with the updated Chrome OS…anyone have an info??

  • summit1986

    If you haven’t watched Goon with Stiffler yet, I recommend it.

    • michael arazan

      its on cable paid movie channels like stars or showtime, or one of them too

  • HuskerHog

    The easy scrubbing with screen stills is great!

  • Thomas Partida

    Drive!? Ha! that movie sucked ass.

  • QQpayne

    Very nice update to the tablet UI from what I can tell, we will see how well it performs to the crap I was forced to use before.

  • Except my software keys don’t disappear on my RAZR HD even when i “maximize…”

  • bob

    um where’s hd video for us with hd screens…?

  • Driven
  • Shin77

    Cool feature, somehow opening Netflix mutes Pandora and Sirius on my Gnex (4.1). Had to play an MP3 via Poweramp to get it back.

  • JoshGroff

    Saw Drive in theaters, fantastic movie, not sure how epic it would be on my phone or N7 screen though.

  • Diablo81588

    Still the same old ugly UI for bionic users.. What the hell Netflix??

    • tsheets

      Same here. I had the new UI for a short time when it first rolled out, then it reverted back to the old UI. Even with update to ICS and the latest Netflix – still old UI.

      • Ryan Spargo

        Yeah, deleting data and cache and uninstalling and then reinstalling doesn’t fix the UI either. Netflix says it’s an Android issue. I say rubbish. Rubbish, I say!

  • New app is soo much smoother on 4.1 JB Stock, G-Nex now.. No more, “waiting” for the scrolling to catch up with my flicks of the screen, and also no more “scrolling back” randomly when scrolling through pages.

  • Dain Laguna

    Drive was/is effing fantastic. Nothing like a modern yet retro serious genre film

    • geedee82

      Seriously? You guys liked that movie? I thought it was the stupidest movie I had ever seen, complete waste of time, it just seemed so pointless. Others I know felt the same way about it… I’m a hardcore movie watcher too. Maybe we all just missed the point of it or something, but I thought that movie was a piece of crap.

      • T4rd

        Indeed. I was pretty disappointed in it. The first 10 mins or so was cool where he evaded the cops, but after that, it was waaayy too slow and boring. I think you can see all of the action scenes in the trailor.

  • david

    Has netflix added much new content? I cancelled mine last year because their watch instantly collection hadn’t been updated in about 6 months and I’d watched everything I was interested in.
    I’m probably gonna reactivate it next year for Arrested Development.

    • Sean Lally

      They add new stuff every day…

    • I cancelled it because of their support of SOPA, haven’t really needed to re-subscribe. From what I understand, content is about the same.

  • any secondary display / miracast support in there, since that’s also a 4.2 feature…?