In what can be called a great move, Netflix has added support for a much wider range of devices to its mobile application designed for Google's Android operating system.
Released in the Android Market as Netflix 1.4.0, the new application flavor brings along support for all devices that are based on Android 2.2 Froyo or on the newer Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system versions, thus offering far more users the possibility to access their service.
With this mobile application, users can enjoy watching TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix while on the go. All Android 2.2 and 2.3 users can enjoy Netflix playback on their devices with the new application release.
The mobile application is available for download for free, but the access to Netflix' service requires a monthly fee. Here's what the company notes on its application:
- It's part of your Netflix unlimited membership. Not a Netflix member? Start your FREE trial today.
- Watch as often as you want.
- Resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer.
- Browse movies and manage your instant Queue right from your phone or tablet.
First time users will benefit from one month of free membership, but this cannot be combined with another offer from the company.
“Internet access and valid payment method are required to redeem offer. Netflix will begin to bill your payment method for the Netflix membership fee at the end of the free month unless you cancel prior to the end of the first month,” the company explains.
Netflix is only one of the services that provides Android mobile phone users with the possibility to watch movies and TV shows while on the go, yet it is the first one to expand its availability to such a large number of people.
The application was previously available with support for only a small number of devices, the same as is Hulu Plus at the moment, for example, but things have just got much better for all Android 2.2 and 2.3 users.
“The Netflix service is only available in the country where you originally signed up. A device that streams from Netflix (manufactured and sold separately) and broadband Internet connection are required to watch instantly,” the company also explains.