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Netflix App Rolls Out to Android Devices

Netflix logoNetflix let it be known today via its official blog that the Android app has begun rolling out.  Unfortunately it isn’t for all Android devices quite yet, but it’s a decent start.  According to the information page for the app, the following devices can begin downloading it immediately:

  • HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
  • HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
  • HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
  • HTC G2 with Android 2.2
  • Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3

More devices are planned for the future, but it is unclear when that will be or which handsets/Android versions.

You can resume watching programs where you left off at your computer or TV via Wi-Fi or 3G, but as the site warns, “Streaming over 3G can use a significant amount of data. Contact your service provider regarding your available data plans and charges.”  In other words, don’t expect to watch an entire season of a television series on your road trip without racking up some serious overage charges.

Seeing as Netflix is on a roll lately with cramming its software into every device it can – remember folks, Netflix on the 3DS! – my theory of how any other service can never hope to catch up to them just gets more and more confirmed.

Have you tried Netflix on an Android device yet?  How was it?

[via TmoNews]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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