Netflix gets optimizations and more via update

Netflix gets optimizations and more via update

May 22, 2017

Everyone’s favorite streaming service Netflix is getting an update which, amongst other things, improves its Chromecast support.

The new build also fixes a widget, cleans up a specific error on some devices and more.

The changelog (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

Optimized playback experience for latest premium screens
Improved Chromecast support
Fixes for homescreen widget
Fix for -1001 error affecting certain devices
Version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements

It remains free (with a subscription) on Google Play.

Netflix Adds Device-Specific SD Card Functionality

Netflix Adds Device-Specific SD Card Functionality

Feb 9, 2017

Netflix added a great feature last year: the ability to download some content for offline viewing. One ding? Well, the downloaded content had to reside on the host device’s onboard storage.

In other words, if you have a device with an external SD card, you couldn’t use that storage; you had to keep that content on precious stock storage.

Now, Netflix has added the ability to use said SD card storage.

YAY!!!

There is one snag though: said new feature is only available on select devices.

The app remains free on Google Play; it requires a subscription.

Netflix Adds Downloading Functionality

Netflix Adds Downloading Functionality

Nov 30, 2016

Netflix is a kingmaker mobile application: its presence on a mobile OS is arguably a big key to the success of said platform.

Remember the days way back when, when Android didn’t have a a native Netflix app? After iOS got it? Those were dark days…

The app continues to be refined, and currently, there is an update that brings a very desirable feature: the ability to download content for offline viewing. This means that folks can download included shows and movies while, say, with wi-fi coverage, and then watch the downloaded material even if one does not have internet access.

It should be noted that not all content is downloadable; content that is downloadable will show a relevant icon. In the application settings menu, one will also find a spot for downloaded content.

One point: there doesn’t seem to be a way to select where the movies are downloaded to just yet. Folks that have Android devices without expandable memory should not care too much about this.

In any case, the app remains free (with a Netflix subscription).

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Netflix Gets Snazzy New Icon and Under the Hood Fixes via Update

Netflix Gets Snazzy New Icon and Under the Hood Fixes via Update

Jul 1, 2016

Popular streaming application Netflix is receiving an update that’s available now.

The most visible change is fairly apparent; the app is now sporting a whole new icon. The new one has a noticeably darker background.

Per Google Play, the update also includes bug fixes.

The Netflix app remains free to service subscribers.

Netflix gets update, will soon allow subscriptions via Google Play Billing

Netflix gets update, will soon allow subscriptions via Google Play Billing

Apr 27, 2016

Netflix is getting an update, and is teasing an upcoming feature: giving folks the ability to subscribe from within the app.

WHAT’S NEW

Bug fixes
Coming soon: Subscribe for Netflix via Google Play Billing (new permission required).

Upon updating, one is required to accept a new permission for in-app purchasing, which is related to the upcoming feature.

The app itself remains free.

Netflix Gets Widget via Update

Netflix Gets Widget via Update

Dec 2, 2015

The Netflix App for Android is getting better usability by way of an update rolling out now.

The soon-to-come call feature is still being teased as well. Directly from the app page:

WHAT’S NEW

Android widget – Add the widget to your home screen for easier access to your favorite TV shows and movies.
Coming soon: Call Netflix Help directly from the app (Microphone permission required)

Netflix remains free (with a current subscription) on Google Play.

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Netflix Gets Updated, Teases Upcoming Feature

Netflix Gets Updated, Teases Upcoming Feature

Nov 2, 2015

Everyone’s favorite streaming movie application, Netflix, is getting an update that is rolling out now. Additionally, the changelog hints at an upcoming feature:

WHAT’S NEW

– Updated search experience on tablets
– Easy Share Action in video detail screen
– Bug fixes
Coming soon: Call Netflix Help directly from the app (Microphone permission required)

Netflix remains free (with a subscription) on Google Play.

Netflix Gets Android M Support

Netflix Gets Android M Support

Oct 1, 2015

Netflix is ensuring that its popular mobile streaming service is ready for the newest Android-powered devices with an update that brings Android 6.0 support to its Android application.

WHAT’S NEW

Support for Android 6.0
Improved audio experience on certain Bluetooth devices
Bug fixes

Netflix remains free (with a subscription) on Google Play.

Netflix Gets UI Improvements via Update

Netflix Gets UI Improvements via Update

Jun 16, 2015

Netflix for Android is getting an update; the new build brings UI enhancements and bug fixes.

The Netflix app remains free to Netflix subscribers, and is available on Google Play.

Netflix for Android Gets Update

Netflix for Android Gets Update

Dec 13, 2014

Popular streaming entertainment app Netflix is getting an update that is currently rolling out.

According to the Google Play app page, the new build brings the ability to recomment content to Facebook friends when using the app on a smartphone.

Netflix remains free for subscribers to the streaming service.

Netflix Gets Update

Netflix Gets Update

Oct 7, 2014

The Android Netflix app is getting an update.

Per the Google Play app page, the new update brings:

• In-app profile management
• Enhanced visual search results
• Backgrounded playback with notification for quick resume (on select devices only)

The profile feature is a relatively new feature that allows a Netflix account holder to create content-specific sub-accounts via the web; this is useful for households with, say, kids to create a portion dedicated to the children. It’ll be a welcome addition to the mobile app.

Netflix mobile content for Android users remains free on the Play Store for folks with active subscriptions.

Netflix Gets Update, Adds Improved Chromecast Compatibility

Netflix Gets Update, Adds Improved Chromecast Compatibility

Aug 31, 2014

Netflix had just updated the Android version of its streaming application; version 3.7.2 brings improved compatibility with Chromecast, allowing to app to be used better across connected devices.

Netflix continues to be one of the most popular sources of on-demand content, and its drive to acquire and/or produce original content has been a well-received. For those looking to mobilize content consumption, or to source entertainment via mobile devices, it is a great option.

The app — with the current update — is available for free (with subscription) on the Play Store. It is also available on the Amazon AppStore.