Earlier this month, one of the Android platform’s most awaited for apps arrived. Netflix for Android followed in the footsteps of its iOS cousin and literally exploded on to the scene. Combining Netflix’s recognized brand presence with smooth operation, Netflix has fast become one of the platform’s killer apps.
Unfortunately, it only worked on four phones: the HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC G2, and Samsung Nexus S. This severely curtailed adoption of it – though I’m betting that sales for those phones got bumped up quite a bit. Well, movie fans who didn’t immediately run out and buy new phones, here’s some good news – you may not have, too, just yet. That’s because three more phones have been added to the line-up. These are the original Motorola Droid, the newly released LG Revolution and the recently reviewed LG G’zOne Commando.
However, if you don’t own any of those phones, you may have to hold your breath a bit longer. The decision to expand the lineup supported by Netflix is no surprise, but the short list is. Even with seven phones on that list, there are quite a few popular handsets not included. Some examples are the HTC ThunderBolt, the Samsung Droid Charge, the Motorola Droid X, the Motorola Droid X2, the Droid 2, and more – which can be blamed on Android coverage. Being on a lot of phones at once can be a boon and bane for the transmigration of app support. Though, I won’t be surprised if we hear more phones added to the supported list – less than a month for added phones is like a lightning bolt in terms of app development. There is also the hack that allows you to get Netflix running on your unsupported device already.
Still, if you have a supported device and you want to go legit, you will find the Netflix app here for download.