Netflix said Wednesday it has expanded its support for the Android mobile operating system with the release of a new Netflix app for Android.
The new app adds support for tablets running Android 3.x and, for the first time, lets Netflix members in Canada and Latin America instantly watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix on their Android-powered smartphones and tablets.
Netflix members can access the service on their Android devices by installing version 1.5 of the Netflix App, available as a free download in the Android Market. (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient)
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Recently, Netflix said it will not rename its DVD-by-mail service and its U.S. members will continue to go to the Netflix website for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs. (Read: No Qwikster; Netflix Site for Streaming and DVDs)
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet subscription service for delivering TV episodes and movies. Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming over the Internet to many devices including PCs, Macs, Internet-connected TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray disc players and mobile devices.
According to the company, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available in the U.S. and a growing number are available in Canada and Latin America.