Sep 09 AT 5:30 PM Edgar Cervantes 36 Comments

Netflix updated, now supports all devices with Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread


Netflix continues to be one of the most acclaimed apps for Android users. While this app took a while to be released, everyone rejoiced upon finding out that it would finally come to the Android platform. The joy didn’t last too long for most, though, since the Netflix app only supported a few devices at launch.

While the supported device list kept slowly growing and more users were able to enjoy streaming their movies, it still covered only a small percentage of all Android users. People restored to manually installing the .apk file. This method worked for the most of us, but it was still a little bothersome at times. This process is no longer necessary, as Netflix has just updated its app in the Android Market. This service now supports all Android devices with Android verison 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread).

This definitely comes as great news. Android 2.2/2.3 covers over 80% of all Android users (according to last month’s distribution report), and most of us are now be able to get it officially.

If you haven’t yet, head to the Android Market and download Netflix on your device! All you should need is Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 (in supported countries). Now we just have to wait for official tablet support, since most tablet users still have to install the app unofficially.

If you want to download the Netflix Android app, simply click on the link below or use the QR code to head straight to the Android Market. Has anyone checked this out yet? Are you having any issues? Let us know how it goes, and happy streaming!


Via: Android Central

Source: Netflix (Android Market)

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  • keridel

    i dont mean to cause a fuss but would it be possible to just put a [us] on post like these. because netfix isnt available on all android devices only those in your country.

    sorry to be a pain but i like things to be a bit more precise..

    • keridel

      just seen the (in supported countries) bit Thanks!

    • Angie

      We realize it can be a pain, but if we did that we’d probably have [US] all over the site. I think it’s easier to just assume it’s for US the majority of the time since we are based here.

      • Galen20K

        Exactly just like I live in Michigan, but I still like to read knowing full well that most of that news are for my Canadian cousins and not me. I love tech no matter where its at

      • keridel

        i do understand what you are saying…


        when you talk about att verizon and sprint we know its about USA. when you say “All Devices 2.2 and 2.3″ that just makes it misleading.

        i love this site it’s my favorite place and i know lots of people overseas like it too. i’m just asking that you view the world as slightly bigger is all.

        • SylusF

          I’m sorry but this needs to be said. If you love the site so much why are you giving them grief over labeling their articles? It took you roughly 10 seconds to click on the article and find out that it wasn’t meant for you. The writer invested much more time into creating the article so why not just move on? It has nothing to do with a limited world view (It’s a united states site) it’s about you being a baby and wanting your dinner made to exact specifications when you aren’t even paying for it.


    Been using the Apk for some time now..glad to see it official now. Is it available for honeycomb too? Officially? The Apk I have had works fine on my Xoom

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Sadly, tablets are still not all supported officially. For now, but hopefully they will soon!

      • Galen20K

        no but Netflix works Fantastic on my Galaxy tab 10.1. : )

      • Daniel

        It works very well on my DELL Streak 5,even the version 246.apk has been working great for months.

    • zhollid

      where did you get the apk?

    • Galen20K

      how can you love Netflix on your Xoom, its screen is so dim and washed out… *shrugs**

  • jonehi

    Yay another update with no tablet suport. Am I the only one who thinks watching a 2hr movie on a 3-4in screen is retarded?

    • thaghost

      Retarded is not a good word to use but I agree.

    • Carolyn

      Nope I’m with ya 100%. I get annoyed even watching on laptop (course, I’m usually working & watching which isn’t productive for either one…), I see absolutely no point in netflix on phone. Maybe, maybe on a tablet.

  • hlk

    Installs on LG G2x, but won’t run at all. Almost as soon as you click the icon the app shuts down. I’m running the official version of Gingerbread. Tried restarting the phone after install, but it didn’t help.

    • obversed

      Same here. Rooted stock G2x.

    • thaghost

      Same here.

    • nundito

      same here

    • Rome

      Same here. GRR!

    • Ian

      I’m having exactly the same problem.
      Dose anyone have a solution?

  • Anton Spaans

    Just updated it on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google IO edition).
    It works like a breeze! :)

  • Interpol91

    Netflix has been one of my most used apps since it first came out. Thankfully my brother now has it on his phone instead of wasting my battery life watching videos during road trips.

  • johnkb

    Has anyone heard if this will be available in Canada? Or if there is some reason as to why it isn’t yet?

  • Ronnie B

    Apparently not! Closes immediately after opening on the G2x.

  • Stella

    This is great news. Now, everyone in my family is covered. No more, “Can I borrow your phone?” I hope they work on a tablet version soon.

  • BrandonJD

    It sucks that “all” apparently means every 2.2 or 2.3 phone that isnt the G2X. Its not as if the phone isnt capable, heck is one of the more powerful phones out right now. Hopefully netflix remedies their app to get it working on the G2X, or they can expect round after round of G2X users clogging their marketplace reviews with one stars.

  • rc

    Your typos are egregiously terrible, how can u submit such junk?

  • Andrei

    same here …

  • juanito

    Same to report on the G2X. Installs, but won’t open. Closes instantly. Running 2.3.3.

  • jimmychou

    Hold the popcorns….Doesn’t work with LG Thrill.

  • Joxmar

    I almost shed a tear when I saw this and then saw it work on mytouch 4g hell yeah!!