October 19, 2011 | by Charles West
Finally, Netflix has added streaming support to Android Honeycomb tablets. The new update also extends streaming capabilities to Android users in Canada and Latin America. This is great news because it will give many users the chance to enjoy the fruits of streaming movies and TV shows on those beautiful 10.1-inch screens on those Android slates.
So that means all you Netflix members can get to some real movie and TV streaming on your Acer Iconia Tab A100, Toshiba Thrive, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and more. For those of you who’ve never used Netflix on a smartphone or slate, the app allows users to browse movies and manage their queues as well as pause a selection and pick up on another device. Discussing the new update, in a blog post Netflix said:
“Today, Netflix launched a new application inthe Android Market to support Android 3.x (Honeycomb) tablets. This new app also extends Android support to Canada and Latin America for the first time. Now Netflix members in US, Canada and Latin America can enjoy Netflix on both their Android smartphones and tablets.”
I don’t understand why Netflix took so long to deliver the goods to Honeycomb tablets. Way back in July, we wrote about Honeycomber’s being able to stream Netflix unofficially. Now the official app comes three months later. If it took this long for Netflix to convert its app on 3.0, who knows how long it’ll take for it to hit 4.0. The new update is available now in the Android Market.
Source: Netflix blog