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Netflix updated to work on all Android 2.2 & 2.3 devices

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Netflix updated to work on all Android 2.2 & 2.3 devices
Netflix is awesome. That's not news, it's just an unavoidable fact. The trouble was that the Android app was only available on a couple dozen devices (unless you were willing to do some hacking), but those dark days are over. Netflix for Android now supports any device running Froyo (2.2) or Gingerbread (2.3). 

According to Google's latest stats, about 82% of Android handsets are running 2.2+, so if you're one of the unlucky few who doesn't yet have a compatible phone, it might be about time to upgrade your device. Of course, Netflix recently lost a lot of content when the Starz negotiations fell through, and the price bump has gone into effect, but there is still a ton of good content on the service. 

Netflix is definitely worth a try. And, we're sorry to our readers who live in countries where Netflix isn't available. We don't mean to rub it in that we get to enjoy every single episode of Doogie Howser M.D. 

Netflix is available for free in the Android Market, but of course you'll need a subscription to watch.

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posted on 09 Sep 2011, 16:08

1. applesauce (unregistered)


I thought the Starz content was good through February or March? Haven't checked my Netflix account recently so not certain

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 16:10

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1909; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Sucks!!! Doesn't work on LG thrilled 4G, bring on the Netflix HD apk :)

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 16:44

3. AnnDroid (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Honeycomb!!! Please. It would be nice to watch on my Transformer. Don't get me wrong, it's fun to have it on my EVO, but size does matter :)

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:19

5. unamed (unregistered)


its already on the transformer, you will have to download the apk file from the website becuase it isn't in the marketplace.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 16:46

4. Mr.MOMENT (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


it can even work on crappy phones without gpu like Samsung intercept. Impressive netflix. Very impressive

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:05

6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


It's been working on iDevices for ages now. Android just now catching up lol?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 13:37

7. nwright94 (unregistered)


Windows Phone 7 phones since their launch as well.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 14:04

8. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Android has had it for a while now too. read the title, “Netflix updated to work on ALL Android 2.2 & 2.3 devices“ it used to work on other devices before

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:41

11. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


HEY MIZ! Are you going to to get a real phone with microSD card support and a removable battery??

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 15:25

9. fairly_,mismatched (unregistered)


Is it a yea or nay for the rooters?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:40

10. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I did not wait for it on my cappy as I have been running different versions for a few months now.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 17:23

12. wtf (unregistered)


Wtf don't gimme that bulls**t it doesn't work on either the thrill or the g2x which are two of the best phones on their respective carries what the f**k netflix get you s**t together and fix this problem.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 05:31

13. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


After using for Netflix for years and watching its service decline but prices increase and increase. I bailed on Netflix recently and do not miss what they could not provide anymore.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 15:17

14. bagelz (unregistered)


Still doesn't work on lg ally running 2.2.1
seems like lg has very little luck here, and htc is the only manufacturer with wide support.

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