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:
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.