Netflix Supports More Android Devices, Jacks Up Rates

July 22, 2011
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    With its plan to extend its coverage to 43 more countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Netflix has lengthened its list of supported Android devices with this week’s update to the Netflix app for Android, bringing the total count of supported devices to 24.

    Among the new Android devices appearing on the list are the Motorola DROID 3, the Motorola DROID Bionic, and the LG Revolution. The Lenovo K1 IdeaPad remains the sole tablet supported by the Netflix app for Android. Here’s the full list of officially supported devices:

    • Casio G’zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2
    • HTC Doubleshot
    • HTC Droid Incredible
    • HTC Droid Incredible 2
    • HTC EVO
    • HTC EVO 3D
    • HTC G2
    • HTC Thunderbolt
    • Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet
    • LG Revolution
    • Motorola Atrix
    • Motorola Droid
    • Motorola Droid X
    • Motorola Droid X2
    • Motorola Droid 2
    • Motorola Droid 3
    • Motorola Droid Bionic
    • Samsung Droid Charge
    • Samsung Epic 4G
    • Samsung Galaxy S
    • Samsung Galaxy S 4G
    • Samsung Fascinate
    • Samsung Nexus S
    • Samsung Nexus S 4G

    Those who are using Android handsets not on the officially supported list don’t need to fret just yet, as it may still be possible to run the Netflix app on non-supported Android handsets, whether the handsets are rooted or not.

    The Netflix app for Android is free to download and install from the Android Market.

    Netflix also jacked up its subscription fees last week, with separate pricing for DVD-by-mail subscriptions and streaming service subscriptions, each service now priced at US$7.99 monthly. A combo plan (one disc rented at a time, plus movie streaming) also still exists, but with a higher monthly subscription fee of US$15.98. Subscription to the two-discs-at-a-time DVD rental service now costs US$11.99. For one-at-a-time DVD rental, the monthly fee is now US$7.99.

    Netflix’s new rates immediately applies to new subscribers. Existing subscribers have until September 1 to switch to a new plan under the new price scheme.

    Comments

    • Dirk Lakeman

      Hmmm, I wonder when it is getting to Europe and the Netherlands.

    • rekerdinker65

      hhmms i have a samsung epic and tried to watch a movie from it and it wouldnt let me…til i can i wont be using netflix

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