Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We’re happy to share that Netflix is available immediately on Chromecast, a new and easy way to watch Internet video on your TV. Simply plug Chromecast into your TV, connect it to Wi-Fi, then launch Netflix on your Android device, iOS device or laptop to start playback on the TV. This will give you another great way of finding TV shows and movies to watch and a great TV viewing experience.
We're also working with Google on a new Android Netflix app that supports 1080p HD video. Today Google demonstrated the new Nexus 7, the first tablet to support this new Netflix app. More phones and tablets will be coming later this year, letting Netflix members enjoy TV shows and movies in the best possible quality on their mobile devices.
Roma De and Brady Gunderson are directors of product management at Netflix
Monday, September 24, 2012
More and more of you use Netflix on mobile devices every day. Millions of Netflix members already use their smartphones to instantly watch movies and TV shows anywhere, anytime.
We are always working to improve the experience so Netflix members discover more great titles and watch more.
At the top of the new browse screen on Android phones is a row that lets you continue watching shows or movies that you previously started watching right where you left off, a very handy feature. The Instant Queue, available in some regions, is presented on the Home screen just below your Top 10 list. Lower down in the new experience are several personalized rows filled with movie and TV show recommendations.
Tapping the browse menu gives you access to an extensive list of genre galleries that show even more titles organized into categories. Parents--like me--will really appreciate the children and family gallery with many titles organized by age.
A simple tap on any title presents all of the information for that title and a double-tap on any title starts instant playback. Also, search is available everywhere in the application, so you can always find what you are looking for.
The new Netflix experience is available for Android devices using Gingerbread and newer operating systems. Download the new Netflix Android phone experience today at Google Play.
Chris Jaffe is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where he leads our work on game consoles and mobile phones.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I’m Roma De and as director of product management at Netflix, helping to expand the number of the devices that support streaming from Netflix is a major part of my job. Device expansion is also a key part of the company strategy.
As you may remember, in October we launched a new application in the Android Market to support Android 3.x (Honeycomb) tablets. At the time we also extended Android support to Canada and Latin America for the first time.
I’m glad to say that all phones and tablets that support Android 4.0 will run the new Netflix application. Download the free Netflix app from Android Market and start watching.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The new design is much more immersive and provides greater focus on the growing number of titles in the Netflix catalog. In fact, the new interface displays twice as many movies and TV shows as before, enabling you to discover even more titles you'll love. Also, we've taken greater advantage of the tablet's unique features, inviting you to swipe through rows of titles featuring larger artwork.
This experience will be ready for the iPad in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. We listened to you, revamped our design, and hope you'll enjoy it.
Zal Bilimoria manages mobile products at Netflix. Previously, he was a product manager at Google and Microsoft. He lives in San Francisco and enjoys spending time abroad.
Friday, November 11, 2011
We are excited to announce that members will soon be able to instantly watch TV shows and movies on their new Kindle Fire from Amazon. The Netflix application will be available for free download from the Amazon Appstore for Android on Kindle Fire. Members now have even greater choice of enjoying Netflix on a device they want to use.
Roma De is director of product management at Netflix
Monday, November 7, 2011
Barnes & Noble announced the new NOOK Tablet and the updates to the NOOK Color today at an event in New York City.
The NOOK adds to the growing list of tablets on which members can watch the Netflix service.
Enjoy Netflix on the NOOK!
Roma De is director of product management at Netflix
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I’m Roma De, director of product management, and I’m excited to bring Netflix to even more Android devices. Netflix members now have even greater flexibility in watching TV episodes and movies wherever and whenever they want.
Netflix members can download this free app from the Android Market. Enjoy!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Hi, this is Greg Peters, from Netflix product development. We recently announced the availability of Netflix on Windows Phone 7 devices, which, alongside the iPhone, represents the second mobile phone platform we have enabled for streaming from Netflix. Notably absent from current supported mobile devices is Android and I wanted to provide an update on where things stand with this important platform.
We regard Android as an exciting technology that drives a range of great devices that our members could use to instantly watch TV shows and movies from Netflix. We are eager to launch on these devices and are disappointed that we haven’t been able to do so already. The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android. The same security issues that have led to piracy concerns on the Android platform have made it difficult for us to secure a common Digital Rights Management (DRM) system on these devices. Setting aside the debate around the value of content protection and DRM, they are requirements we must fulfill in order to obtain content from major studios for our subscribers to enjoy. Although we don’t have a common platform security mechanism and DRM, we are able to work with individual handset manufacturers to add content protection to their devices. Unfortunately, this is a much slower approach and leads to a fragmented experience on Android, in which some handsets will have access to Netflix and others won’t. This clearly is not the preferred solution, and we regret the confusion it might create for consumers. However, we believe that providing the service for some Android device owners is better than denying it to everyone.
We live to get Netflix on new devices, so the current lack of an Android-generic approach to quickly get to all Android devices is frustrating. But I’m happy to announce we’ll launch select Android devices that will instantly stream from Netflix early next year. We will also continue to work with the Android community, handset manufacturers, carriers, and other service providers to develop a standard, platform-wide solution that allows content providers to deliver their services to all Android-based devices. I’ll keep you updated on our progress.