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Netflix updates its Android app

Complete overhaul for video streaming application
Mon Sep 24 2012, 15:18

FILM AND TELEVISION STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has given its Android app a complete makeover.

The firm udated its Apple IOS release last week and now is showing the same courtesy to its Android users. The updates include more information on the show that you are watching and more recommendations.

"We are always working to improve the experience so Netflix members discover more great titles and watch more," said Chris Jaffe, director of Product Innovation at Netflix.

"Compared to the previous version, the new Netflix experience on Android phones is much more immersive. You will see many more titles and galleries than we have ever shown before on a smartphone. It is much closer to the Netflix experience on tablets, which got a major upgrade late last year."

The updated application is pitched at those devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and above. We had a little go with it and found some small, neat changes.

For example, more choices are shown on the home screen, and tapping on a title brings up a decent amount of information about the chosen title. Double tapping on content starts it playing. Like we said, these are small, neat changes.

Netflix, which competes against other paid for film services like Sky Movies but costs less at around £6 per month, reckons that it has approximately one million users in the UK. µ


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