Netflix adds more Android phones to streaming service

After being jealous of Apple's iPhone users for their Netflix streaming video app, some Android phone users finally got access to the thousands of movies and TV shows that Netflix has access to earlier this month. Now Android Central reports that three more Android based phones have added support for the Netflix apps thanks to a new update.

The newly added phones include the LG Revolution, the Casio G'zOne Commando and one of the first Android-based phones, the Motorola Droid. These devices join the Samsung Nexus S, the HTC Incredible, the HTC Nexus One, the HTC Evo 4G and the HTC G2 as supporting the Netflix app. More Android based phones are expected to be added in the coming months.

In addition to the new phone support, the Netflix Android app also has a few bug fixes including on that "fixed application failure on startup when phone's embedded storage space is almost full." There's also a bug fixed that "removed check that prevented attempt to playback on unsupported devices."

Netflix itself is adding more and more movies and TV shows to its already large library of streaming video titles. Earlier this month they announced it would add movies from the film studio Miramax to its line up. Last Sunday it also announced that it would be adding more TV shows from MTV Networks to the streaming service. That includes the cult children's show Yo Gabba Gabba which makes its first Netflix streaming video appearance along with other shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and others.

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Don't you like how Netflix "adds" service for all these devices, yet they think they aren't responsible if the "service" is down for the customers (such as what happened with the Playstation). The other video providers did give compensation for the downtime, unlike Netflix.

jd100 said,
Don't you like how Netflix "adds" service for all these devices, yet they think they aren't responsible if the "service" is down for the customers (such as what happened with the Playstation). The other video providers did give compensation for the downtime, unlike Netflix.

On other devices (such as smartphones), Netflix isn't required to go through a third party's servers in order to offer their service as they are with the PS3. For most Netflix clients, it goes "Netflix client>device>ISP>Netflix server". Obviously, they aren't going to refund you for your service if your device or ISP has problems, are they? The same logic should apply when on the PS3 which is "Netflix client>device>ISP>PSN>Netflix server". The fact that others chose to refund for something that was out of their control is nice, but certainly should not be expected.

They should focus on adding more countries to the service instead, would earn them a lot more.

Hmm how many actually watch movies let alone stream them (with data caps and all) on their phones anyway? I could see a tablet, but phones? can't be a whole lot of people...

Kreuger said,
Netflix still has nothing of interest for me

Really...? I love it. For example, I just discovered the TV show "Archer" because of Netflix. And being able to re-watch Firefly on demand is nice too

Fezmid said,

Really...? I love it. For example, I just discovered the TV show "Archer" because of Netflix. And being able to re-watch Firefly on demand is nice too
I exaggerated a little because there is some things. I've just already watched them. And then there's one show on there of interest, Rescue Me but theres only one season left for me to watch. Aside from that, and a comedian my buddy found on there it's pretty useless to me.

Kreuger said,
Netflix still has nothing of interest for me

Yeah, from what I understand their selection in Canada is pretty slim. However, in their primary market of the US, the selection is pretty nice, and getting better all the time.

Still waiting on the HTC Desire. I mean, come on, it is virtually the same hardware (at least in anything that matters for this) as the Nexus One. What is the holdup on that one?

roadwarrior said,
Still waiting on the HTC Desire. I mean, come on, it is virtually the same hardware (at least in anything that matters for this) as the Nexus One. What is the holdup on that one?

they want you to buy the new shiny phones, what else?