Netflix to Cover 43 More Countries, Certifies TI OMAP 4

July 6, 2011
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    Primarily U.S.-based, movie streaming service Netflix is eyeing further expansion into 43 more countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has been intending to extend its reach worldwide.

    The service started covering Canada in 2010. With Netflix’s official presence in the Latin America region, Netflix subscribers in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean will be able to stream movies and TV shows from U.S. media providers. The Netflix service will support three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    The expansion in the Latin America region is Netflix’s move to help propel growth. The company projected its international subscriber base to reach up to 1.05 million and its domestic subscriber base to reach up to 24.8 million. Canada currently has about 800,000 Netflix subscribers.

    Meanwhile, Netflix has also officially given the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP 4 platform its seal of approval. The certification granted by Netflix to the OMAP 4 platform means that the platform is capable of HD streaming with the Netflix service.

    Texas Instruments hopes to further boost OMAP 4 adoption among Android devices, especially on those already optimized for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Netflix also stands to benefit from the certification.

    We can expect upcoming Android devices carrying TI’s OMAP 4 processors to have the Netflix app for Android preinstalled.

    The official Netflix app for Android currently supports only a handful of devices, although you can probably make Netflix work on your non-supported Android device.

    Do you already have Netflix on your Android phone?

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