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Sep
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Yesterday, Netflix introduced a new UI for Android phones that brings it more in line with the tablet version. While most of the new features were detailed in a video, they apparently missed one major selling point: the app can now be used to control the Netflix app on a PS3 running on the same Wi-Fi network. See it in action:

It seems that not everyone has this feature yet - we've seen a few comments here and there form users who can't seem to replicate what happens in this video, even under the same circumstances. However, the proof is in the pudding - the feature exists, so it's probably only a matter of time before it's more widely available.

[Engadget]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Abdulelah Almalhem

    Super AWESOME!!!

    I wonder if it works with Xbox ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562156908 Guillermo Herrera

    It's really cool, but can it run in the background to avoid battery drain?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1558281793 John Davis

    that's a cool feature. can't wait to try it

  • Eric Jones

    I launched the Netflix app while I was already watching a show on Netflix on my PS3, same network, but my phone was on wifi and my playstation is on ethernet. It didn't work. Then I stopped the show on the PS3 (but still in the PS3 Netflix app), and relaunched the app on my LTEvo, and then it acted just like this video. I was able to use other apps and also turn the screen off on my phone. It would be nice if it jumped up to the notification bar when it was controlling the PS3.

  • cbud72

    Just tried it with my PS3 and it worked. Cool!

  • gguuss

    works great...awesome

  • JessNick86

    pretty cool I guess but pretty damn unnecessary and a majorly pointless battery drain

  • http://twitter.com/thejqhoward Deaf G. Rip

    This is my youtube video!! Sweet!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Williamson/205102282 Joshua Williamson

    Fun tip in case anyone did not know this, the youtube app on the ps3 allows you to pair it with an android device as well. youtube.com/pair once the ps3 is up on the youtube app.

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