Historically, Netflix hasn’t had the most egalitarian attitude toward Android. An application wasn’t made available or Android devices until 2011, months after the iOS release, and for years had a user interface that bore the notorious unresponsiveness of an HTML wrapper. Of late, though, things have been improving: the Nexus 7 2013 was the first tablet to receive streams in 1080p HD, and version 3.0 of the Netflix app, released in October, vastly improved the fluidity of navigation on Android devices. In light of these recent positive steps, it’s only fitting that Netflix finally add a feature that’s been available on other platforms for the better half of a year: profile sign-in. (more…)
Thank goodness, the Netflix team is starting to push out a completely updated Android app. Version 3.0 is starting to leak through the cracks, and it is a good update for anyone who has been frustrated over the current version’s icky performance. As of right now, the Netflix app stutters all over the place, having a hard time even scrolling through the endless lists of available content. It’s a poor experience, but 3.0 should fix that right up. (more…)
If one of your devices is currently running Android 4.3, and you love Netflix, then you might have noticed that the newest version of Android was having troubles at times with the streaming service app. Whatever the issue was, it has been resolved in the newest update that is now available through Google Play.
- Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3.
- On the new Nexus 7 HD, this version requires all Android 4.3 system updates to be installed.
We love it when bugs get squashed. Now all we need is for the MLB At Bat people to get their act together and resolve their Android 4.3 issues.
After just a single day of Chromecast devices flying off of the shelves, Google has decided to end the sweet three months of free Netflix deal. Google reported to the LA Times that the deal was too sweet and couldn’t keep up with demand. So in essence, was Google losing too much money on the promotion? Not that they can’t afford it, but the Chromecast was costing just $11 when factoring in the promo. (more…)
Not that this is a total shocker and given that Google Fiber currently only serves a single city, Netflix has ranked America’s Internet service providers based on their average streaming speeds. Currently, Fiber outperforms all of America’s other offerings like FiOS, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, and basically everybody else in existence by a hefty margin. (more…)
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.
Recently, it’s been uncovered on a few forums and sites that the Netflix app on both Android and iOS has an “Easter egg” inside. Apparently if you have Netflix open on your phone and open on your PlayStation 3, both being connected to the same WiFi network, you can control the PS3 app from your device. Oh, well that’s nice. (more…)
On Friday, we uncovered the new UI for Netflix on Android, days before it was to go live for the world. Today, Netflix made the new phone UI official, and even created a video to talk about the added functionality, look, and new feature set. Once your device is showing the new UI, you’ll be able to quickly resume unfinished shows, double tap to watch new shows in an instant, search from anywhere in the app, and filter by more categories. This new look matches up nicely to the tablet UI while also bringing the app into 2012 and out of 2009 styling. (more…)