Netflix, the highly popular subscription service for watching TV shows and movies was released as an Android app way back in March 2011. Ever since it’s release, the app has come a long way indeed dodging through the ups and downs of the route. Over the one year span, the service has been updated a number of times and it now covers 43 countries including the regions it was first available in.
Android now supports almost all Android devices running on Android version 2.2 and up. Recently the latest update to
Netflix for official Android app got released and even though the updates are minor as compared to the updates from the past months, there are some significant changes and improvements.
As per the official changelog, Netflix 1.8.0 ropes in enhanced playback experience on smartphones and tablets, enhanced stability and general bug fixes. Now it’s a bit early to thoroughly analyze the update but initial user feedback has been quiet positive. Some users have commented that video playback and streaming have improved and are now faster than before while others think the streaming still needs some additional improvement and there are other who are not entirely satisfied with the user interface.
Well criticism is a part of life and these minor complaints can be ignored especially when you are talking about an app that has already been downloaded over 10 million times. The new Netflix app has a new manual
installation and updating option and users who are facing issues downloading the app from the Play Store can access this link http://tinyurl.com/nflx180 from their smartphone’s browser and install the updated app without any hassles.
The manual updating method has been created to avoid situations like the one that occurred last year when fake Netflix apps consisting of nasty Trojans were downloaded outside the Play Store. Alternatively users can download Netflix Android app from the Google Play Store for free. To download it directly to your smartphone or tablet, visit the app page and just hit the Install to begin the download and installation process. The updated version of this game is 1.8.0 and it requires Android version 2.2 and up to operate.