Updated Netflix app for Android unofficially supports some Honeycomb tablets

Netflix recently updated it Android application to support a whopping 24 devices now. Oh, that’s not that much. Still, the application that debuted with support of only five handsets is expanding its reach and you can stream video on some devices that aren’t even officially supported, including Honeycomb tablets.

The updated Netflix app works on the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but we had no luck with the Toshiba Thrive. While it’s not a Honeycomb tablet, Netflix works just as well on the EVO View 4G, too. We can likely thank the new Lenovo IdeaPad K1 for this new-found unofficial support, as the devices are the first Honeycomb tablets that are Netflix certified out of the gate.

Again, it does sucks that Netflix seems to be going by specific processors used in devices rather than OS version itself. We know that there are probably some good reasons behind this but imagine having beefy enough hardware, the right OS version, and still not have the ability to use Adobe Flash? That’s where we’re at. Nonetheless, sometimes you can just trick the app into believing that the device you’re using is something else and away you go.

As great as it is, and have had it available on my G2X for some time now, I don’t use Netflix on my mobile devices. I’m sure many people do but it just seems a great way to kill a battery. Nonetheless, battery life aside, we’re nothing but thankful that you can now stream movies and TV shows right to more Android devices. Now if Netflix could just get on the ball and update the official number to something a bit more impressive..

You can download the application in the source link below and install it like you would any other application you’ve sideloaded. Or you can just as easily send it to yourself through Gmail and install it that way.

[Via: Droid-Life]

  • Cuser

    It works wonderfully on my AT&T Samsung Captivate, even over AT&T’s 3G/3.5G data service.  The video quality is superb, though it does drop frames here and there, but given that this is not on WiFi, but a MUCH slower cell data connection, it’s still impressive.

  • Timg99

    Still won’t install on my Asus Transformer with 3.2 but hopefully soon

  • nice information Blake Stimac.

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