The official Netflix for Android has received a rather minor update this evening. While the update is pretty small it does promise an "enhanced playback experience" for phones and tablets, and even an additional installation method for those that might be having issues. Check out all the details after the break.
Netflix for Android has seen various updates and improvement over the past few months, including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich support, improved UI and volume controls, and now this update today. While the video playback and streaming still leaves something to be desired I can honestly say this update does improve the experience as they claim. Even WiFi could be better, but we'll take it for now. Here's the official changelog:
- Enhanced playback experience on phones and tablets
- Improved stability
- General bug fixes
Neflix has also added a secondary installation method for some reason. While it's nice that they are offing this for anyone having "problems" I don't know of anything worth mentioning in regards to updating an app from the Play Store directly.
If you are having problems updating your application, you can update your device manually by opening your mobile browser and going to this URL: http://tinyurl.com/nflx180
Once the application is downloaded please tap on it and follow the instructions to install this application. In some cases you may have to allow applications from untrusted sources to be installed.
I guess that is better than downloading and installing some random and possibly unsafe version of Netflix. After all that was an issue last year for Netflix when fake versions were causing some problems. If you're going to install it manually at least use the correct one from Netflix themselves. Get the update from the Play Store link and enjoy all of our Netflix coverage below.