The Netflix APK has been pulled from a prototype of the LG Revolution, the first Android smartphone to offer full Netflix support, by a guy named Alex Smith. And thanks to Mr. Smith’s handiwork, the Netflix APK is now readily available to anyone who wants to give it a whirl, but you’ll only be able to use it to manage your Netflix queue and browse movies. The app alerts you that it “could not reach the Netflix service,” if you try to stream a movie, which is probably due to the DRM issues that have been responsible for a full Netflix on Android client delay in the first place. Netflix has yet to publicly disclose when a fully functioning client would be available for the Android platform. More →
If you’ve got a network connected Wii and a Netflix account with streaming capabilities, today is your lucky day. Via a press release, Nintendo and Netflix announced that U.S. and Canadian subscribers will be able to download and install software directly to their Wii consoles to allow Instant Queue streaming. Previously, the Wii console required a Netflix CD to be inserted in the disc drive for Instant Queue access. The software is available for free from the Wii Shop Channel on your console. The full press release is after the break. More →
Fresh off of their deal last month with Epix, Netflix has announced a new, long-term agreement with Nu Image/Millennium Films that will bring more first-run content to its streaming library. As the press release explains, “Nu Image and Millennium Films are best known for big budget action/thriller movies including: ‘The Expendables,’ ‘John Rambo,’ ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ ‘Righteous Kill,’ ’16 Blocks’ and ‘Black Dahlia.'” The movies will be available to Netflix users during the “pay TV window” and will begin in to show up in early 2011. We’ve got the full press release after the break. More →
It looks like Netflix has quietly added iPhone and iPod Touch support to their popular Netflix mobile application that iPad users are already enjoying. The new application allows the streaming of movies, that are eligible to be added to your “Instant Queue,” over both 3G and Wi-Fi. The app is available for download now via the iTunes App Store. The new, more inclusive Netflix application is more evidence that the movie rental giant is taking mobile very, very seriously.
It took a while, as it typically does, but once again an App Store app has brought official iPhone / iPod Touch support for something a jailbroken app has provided for over a year. This time, it’s Netflix queue management. Like iFlix, a widely popular app for jailbroken Apple handsets, i.TV has now added Netflix queue management to the long list of supported TV and movie-related functionality it provides. i.TV users can quickly and easily view movies available from Netflix, read summaries and cast info, check out movie ratings and of course add or remove movies from a Netflix queue. The app is still completely free and available via the Apple App Store. Maybe the i.TV developers will also add Blockbuster Total Access support to the app – we think there still might be three or four subscribers.