Netflix subscribers with a smartphone that runs Android can now watch movies and shows. Netflix has updated its app to work on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Those with the Honeycomb system on smartphones are still out of luck with Netflix's latest app update.
Android Market announced the new update to the application on Friday, stating that to stream Netflix to a Froyo or Gingerbread smartphone, users will need a subscription for unlimited videos. That will cost about $7.99 per month.
Netflix launched an Android application in May, but it only supported the Samsung Nexus S and five additional HTC phones running Froyo. This was because of hardware requirements.
The updated version is 1.4 and the app is large, commanding 19.91 MB.
Netflix said near the end of 2010 it was having to work with individual handset manufacturers to add content protection to their devices which led to a fragmented experience for some on Android - some Android handsets had access Netflix, while others did not.
Later this summer, Netflix released version 1.3 which expanded the list of devices the app worked with to 21, including the Motorola DROID, the Lenovo IdeaPad tablet and the Samsung Epic 4G. But now, the latest update from Netflix means all smartphones with Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread can start streaming once they secure a $7.99 subscription.