Netflix app offers smart redesign; now compatible with all Android tablets

by Marty Gabel

It’s taken a while, but the Netflix Android app is finally compatible with all Android tablets, according to the company’s website.

Many Android users will recall how, when the app was first released, it was limited to just a handful of devices, mainly HTC smartphones. It has continued to receive updates to add further compatibility with more Android makes and models, but more recently the company suffered setbacks and bad press due to its ill-fated Qwikster service and price-hikes.

Today, however, Netflix is back in the spotlight for better reasons. The update to its app sports a nifty new UI especially suited to Android tablets. It resembles the website version, with sliding/scrolling panels making it a more, well, cinematic experience. It’s also dependent on screen resolution rather than operating system, so tablets running Froyo, Gingerbread or Honeycomb can run the app properly.

In addition, the Barnes & Noble NOOK and Amazon Kindle Fire will both be able to take advantage of the updated Netflix app. This will certainly be welcome news to owners of these hot new devices, making them even more attractive targets now that holiday shopping season is among us.

Apple iPad owners can look forward to the app being updated for their device very soon.