06
Sep
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It's a big day for Netflix: the Android app for both smartphones and tablets has been updated to version 2.0. So with this earth-shattering update to everyone's favorite streaming service, they've added... a WiFi switch. That's it. It makes sure you won't use your mobile data while streaming movies or TV shows. There doesn't seem to be much else to justify a full version bump from 1.8.1.

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Alright, to be fair, there are a few user interface tweaks. You can now get to genres a little quicker via a pop-up menu. And according to the Google Play listing, playback stability has been improved, though a quick look at "The Man Trap" doesn't show any real difference. Download it now if you really, really don't want to watch Netflix over 3G.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Taedirk

    Sadly the phone interface still looks like ass.

    • http://twitter.com/CDeviant Conventional Deviant

      It's also the most poorly optimized app on the market. >.>

    • Alan

      Nice to see them using the Holo Design guidelines. /s

  • Guest

    It's also the most poorly optimised app on the market.

  • FrillArtist

    Old movies and shitty tv shows.

    • Alan

      Well what do you expect, movies and TV Shows from the future!!!!

  • Ben Johnson

    They also added the feature (at least on my tablet) that the picture stops moving permanently after 4 seconds and only the audio continues...Luckily I had a Ti Backup

    • Robert Patrick

      I have the same problem any suggestions for those of us with no backup?

  • thajack

    I hear about this new Wifi setting everywhere. Too bad the application doesn't have a settings menu to actually host the setting. I've looked and looked and can't find the setting anywhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmourar Ricardo Moura Rocha

    It completely stopped working for me after this update, it just loads for a long time and then tells me it can't connect to netflix...