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…)
We received the above screenies this morning and from the looks of it, Netflix is testing out a new user interface (similar to the tablet version) for Android phones. I downloaded Netflix onto my device to check, but I still have the old UI. The tipster mentioned that after his app was turned into this without receiving an update from Google Play, that it later turned back into the regular phone UI which consists of more greys and yellowish colors.
Again, this new look somewhat reminds us of the Android tablet layout where you have instant access to recently watched shows and the same color scheme of the dark grays and highly saturated images. I love using Netflix on the Nexus 7, so if my phone’s app starts running smoother and looks prettier, maybe I can start using it more too.
Anyone else see this on their Netflix app last night?
Cheers Jesse and Clifford!