Netflix has just released their Android instant streaming app. And that’s the good news. The bad news is that only a subset of handsets are supported. Unfortunately, it’s not really much of a surprise give the wide variation of deployed hardware and multiple versions of Android. As Netflix blogs:
In the absence of standardization, we have to test each individual handset and launch only on those that can support playback.
Of course, Android isn’t the only platform to experience so called fragmentation. In fact, beyond Apple’s tight control of its iPhone ecosystem, all mobile platforms share this trait. But know that if you don’t posses one of the first five supported Android devices, Netflix intends to keep plugging away:
We are aggressively qualifying phones and look forward to expanding the list of phones on which the Netflix app will be supported.