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Netflix made several appearances at today's Google event, but the most notable is perhaps the announcement that content delivered to Android devices may soon look a whole lot better. Hugo Barra demoed the new Nexus 7, showing off the 1080p content the device will be able to stream from Netflix when it launches in the US on July 30th. Prior to now, Android devices streamed content in standard definition, regardless of their resolution. Following the release of the Nexus 7, the company will roll out 1080p support to additional smartphones and tablets sometime this year.

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Netflix also supports the newly unveiled Chromecast out of the box. Subscribers will be able to start a stream on their smartphone or tablet and send it to any TV with a Chromecast plugged in. Not only that, anyone who picks up the $35 device will get 3 months of service free, including existing subscribers. If you haven't already caught up on House of Cards, now might be a good time.

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There really isn't a company out there that does a better job of streaming its content to just about any device with a screen. Soon doing so will be easier than ever, and it might even look prettier in the process.

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Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • hurrpancakes

    Looking forward to taking advantage of 1080p stuff on my Nexus 10!

    Although I did find a dead pixel on it a few days ago, and now I can't not notice it all the time. :(

  • Suhas Vemuri

    Google Play movies all access.. THIS!!! PLS!!!

    • Suhas Vemuri

      or maybe google play movies+books+magazines+music all access.. 40$ per month.. why not??

      • FrillArtist

        You know that magazines each have their own subscription managed by the publishers, right?

        • Suhas Vemuri

          I know that and I have subscribed for a few myself too.. but can't i dream of an "All you can eat digital content buffet'? Google is one of the very few who can do such a thing..

          • FrillArtist

            Okay. I get you now.

    • Michael Pahl

      or merge netflix with YouTube.

  • crackness

    Wait... Are they saying the new chromecast will stream Netflix in 1080p?

    • JLishere

      Chromecast makes too much sense now that I look at it!

    • Justin W

      Yes, it will stream at the highest resolution possible based on your internet connection and your TV.

  • tbealmear

    What about 720p? I wouldn't mind being able to stream HD on my Transformer Prime... Unless the 1080p scales to lower resolution devices maybe?

    • Justin W

      I'm not positive, but doesn't Netflix already allow 720p streaming on devices? I thought they didn't allow 1080p streaming due to DRM issues.

  • Dinofan01

    The only hing Netflix can do to improve now is more #holoyolo.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    How long till i get this on my HTC One? whether it's through the GpE rom or Sense i don't care, i have Paul O Brien's MoDaCo Switch running atm.

    • Michael Pahl

      why would anyone know?

      the most annoying questions ever asked are "How long till I get this on my ____?"

      No one knows.

    • Mike Harris

      17½ days.

    • Sam

      I believe HTC has to push Android 4.3 first.

  • Shaun Stevin

    If you are outside the USA you can not view many of these websites Netflix, Hulu etc. You will need to use purevpn to bypass geographical IP restrictions to access Hulu, Netflix etc from abroad. and you can easily use in any device like the PC, Android, Xbox etc.

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