Gingerbread-using DROID X owners, your handsets are excluded from the elite ranks of Netflix-compatible devices no more; a recent update to the official Netflix application added support for your 2.3-running phones. Unfortunately, the DROID X is the only Gingerbread handset (with the exception of the Nexus phones) currently compatible with the movie rental service - my EVO 4G, which received its official 2.3 update a few weeks ago, still can't access the app. Additionally, those DROID X users still running Froyo are left out of the fun. Bummer.

Nevertheless, if you're rocking an updated DROID X and feel like adding a touch of Netflix to your Gingerbread-infused phone, you can grab the app via the widget below.

via Droid Life

Jaroslav Stekl
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  • TBDF

    Sometimes I wonder what devs are thinking.

  • abinkley

    Strange. Been running netflix on my x for well over a month on gingerbread.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      From what I hear, Netflix was working on some (not all) Gingerbread-running DROID Xs previously, but this update brings official support.

  • ocdtrekkie

    I have a Netflix account as of this week, still wish they'd hurry up and let my Xoom run it.

  • http://blog.contriving.net Dustin

    I'm sure by "only" you mean "not the only", right?

    Netflix supported the Nexus One from the first day and the Nexus One has been on GB for eons.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Whoops - sorry about that oversight. Fixed the post to reflect this info.

  • J

    Does it have to be the offical Moto/Verizon approved Gingerbread? Or will CM7s work as well?

    • RandyB

      Not sure on the Droid X, but my Evo running CM7 runs Netflix just fine. It is because of Netflix not working on the Gingerbread upgrade for the Evo that I went from being a casusal rooter on stock rom to CM7.

  • Ed

    I went from iphone to infuse
    no netflix
    going to return infuse
    love the phone just want netflix

  • Kelly

    This works great on my DROID X. I have so been waiting for this!!!! Got my Gingerbread update from Verizon a few weeks ago. I was more than happy to see this app! Thanks so much!

  • Tina

    My Droid Pro (running a leaked Gingerbread update) just played Netflix. I watched Blazing Saddles! Yeeeee Haw!

  • Vaughn

    I have an EVO and I'm pissed!!!

  • DJ

    I don't get how this is true. My DX1 is running 2.2.1 and the Netflix app works flawlessly. All I did was download an apk from the Internet (not market) and updated the app whe. It asked me and it worked running 2.2.1

  • ArtificialReef

    I have been waiting for this for a long time. I just got Gingerbread. I didn't know there was a GB update till a few days ago. I am very excited!!

  • jesus ruiz

    No funciona en android gingerbread tablet :S