Netflix app update brings an improved Android 4.3 experience

August 8, 2013
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Netflix has recently rolled out the latest app update for Android users. This update is currently available by way of the Google Play Store and despite having a changelog that is on the shorter side -- it does seem like it will be an update welcomed by a select group of users. Specifically, an update that is welcomed by those running Android 4.3 or using the app on a Nexus 7.

With that in mind, the changlog talks of fixes and optimizations and the "new Nexus 7 HD." Those two points are as follows;

  • Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3.
  • On the new Nexus 7 HD, this version requires all Android 4.3 system updates to be installed.

Simply put, the Nexus 7 streaming issues should now be resolved with this update. Alternatively, this should also be a good update for those who had been using that Nexus 7 to stream to a Chromecast. Anyway, aside from this update we are also expecting some other changes in the not to distant future.

A short while back Netflix announced user profile support. This means you will be able to setup individual profiles for different family members. And perhaps more important here -- this means those same users should be able to get more accurate recommendations moving forward.

The catch here, while these profiles were announced they were only said to be coming "soon" to the Android app. Needless to say, they are already rolling out on the Netflix website so Android users may want to start getting things setup that way they are ready to roll once this lands on the mobile app.

SOURCE: Google Play Store


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  • http://broadfork.com/ Eric

    Ironically, got the new Nexus 7 yesterday. Using VPN from Mexico and was watching movie “Lore.”
    Today, I get error that Netflix service could not be reached, and something about Network (15001).

  • Mark C

    This is great except that it also broke the app completely for users who aren’t using 4.3..

  • guestbro

    They actually ruined I for the nexus 7 hd . I can’t maximize the screen anymore thus stuck with a border which leaves me to believe that 1080p isn’t working. I’ve made sure I’ve updated everything..

  • Reginald_II

    Yep. It’s a wonderful experience, except, maybe, if you wanted to watch Netflix on the new Nexus 7 running version 4.3. In that case, you’re out of luck because the app won’t work at all.

  • Gary M

    My new nexus 7 2 generation, just lost Netflix, Leaves Msg, can’t reach netflix, check settings Msg 15001, when will it get fixed??

  • http://broadfork.com/ Eric

    Find the OS update Setting. There is another manual step to update the OS. Then it should work with the latest Netflix.

  • Gary M

    I just tried going to settings, then I pushed on updates to system, and it updated and Netflix works great, Thanks eric for the info. Gary M

  • dale lynam, at

    How can I get get netflix on my TV from my tablet to my TVdo I need somekind of adapter and can I get it through you