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Netflix streaming finally headed to Android

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2010 22:23 User comments (4)

Netflix streaming finally headed to Android Android device owners will finally soon be able to stream Netflix's popular Watch Instantly catalog on their phones and tablets, as the rental company has confirmed it is working on an application for the mobile OS.
Netflix has posted two new job listings on its website, both of which are looking for Android developers. The latest listing is searching for an "Android Video Playback Expert," one who can help the company "build Instant Streaming client implementations on Android devices."

Additionally, the developer must have 10 years of experience, already implemented video playback in an Android app, have experience with DRM, and experience "with other mobile application platforms (e.g. iPhone/iPad)."

Netflix's "Watch Instantly" remains one of the most popular free apps on the iPad tablet.

Confirming what the job listings were suggesting, a Netflix employee had this to say (via Electronista): "I just know were actively hiring Android devs. I wish I knew more about a timeframe for you. Good things come to those who wait. Netflix is essentially a tech company and with the way Android is blowing up it would be stupid of us to ignore that."

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4 user comments

18.8.2010 1:28

its about time!

28.8.2010 3:24

Quote:
Netflix is essentially a tech company and with the way Android is blowing up it would be stupid of us to ignore that.
I have to admit that as well as neflix normal looks to the future they seemed to be far behind on this one. I am glad to see them trying to catch up.

38.8.2010 10:59

GAWD...it took them long enough! Well, so much for the ONE THING that WinMo7 would have had over Android. I hope it runs on my old Droid.

49.8.2010 10:07

If anyone was curious, the job listing refers 10 years of experience to "relevant software development" experience.

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