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Netflix for Android gets Post-Play feature for easier binge-watching

Feature is also coming to Google's Chromecast
Mon Jun 09 2014, 12:17
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TV STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has updated its Android application, making it easier to binge watch TV shows on smartphones and tablets.

Netflix for Android now comes with a feature called "Post-Play", a feature that arrived on iPhones and iPads in May. This binge enabling add-on automatically plays the next episode when the one you're watching has finished, so you can carry on watching House of Cards, for example, without having to manually select the next episode(s).

Netflix said in a blog post, "At Netflix we're very focused on making it easier to enjoy more TV shows and movies. If you use Netflix on Playstation 3, our website or a number of other devices, you may already be familiar with the 'Post-Play' feature.

"Today we added this feature to our Android app making it even easier to watch more on additional devices."

Netflix says that the Post-play feature supports TV shows on both phones and tablets, while large-screen device users get the added bonus of movie support, with the service offering three suggestions for what you watch next. Of course, Netflix noted that you can "dismiss Post-Play by simply tapping on the video".

The company also announced that it will be bringing the same feature to Chromecast in the future, but didn't announce a date.

Netflix for Android is available to download for free from Google Play and is compatible with all devices running Android 4.0 and above. The updated app is also available for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets.

The launch of Post-Play for Android comes just weeks after Netflix upped its subscription fee to £6.99 for new customers. Existing subscribers will continue to pay £5.99 for two years before the increase becomes effective. µ

 

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