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Netflix Gets an Update on Android Tablets

So if you’ve got an Android Tablet then you need to check your updates as you’ve got one for Netflix. The new interface looks like the web interface now that was rolled out a while ago.  Personally I still hate the new web interface and I know a lot of other people agree with me on that. The interface on the tablet though works much better I think, at least I think the interface is better on a touch screen.


Coinciding with the first shipments of the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet, Netflix, Inc. today unveiled a new interface for Android-powered tablets that makes browsing and instantly watching unlimited TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix better than ever.

The redesigned Netflix experience is much more immersive and provides more focus on the growing Netflix catalog by displaying twice as many titles than the previous interface. In addition, through optimization for touch-enabled tablets, Netflix members can swipe through multiple rows of titles with larger artwork. As a result, it is now much easier to discover and instantly watch movies and TV shows on Android tablets.

"In the last 12 months we have seen a threefold increase in how long Netflix members are watching on their tablets," said Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix. "We’re happy to debut a new user experience coinciding with the release of the next generation of devices from industry leaders. The new Netflix interface offers a significant improvement in browsing and searching for TV shows and movies to instantly watch."

Netflix members can enjoy Netflix on their tablets by installing the latest version of the Netflix app, available as a free download in the Android Market and respective application download stores for other Android-powered tablets such as the Kindle Fire and NOOK Tablet. The new tablet experience should be available for members with iPads in a few weeks.

More details on the devices that support Netflix are available at: