Despite a previous leak, the LG Revolution will not be the first Android phone to receive Netflix‘s streaming app.  In fact, the HTC Incredible 2, Nexus One, EVO 4G, G2 and Samsung Nexus S are the first Android handsets to stream Netflix movies and TV shows. The app, assuming you’ve got a compatible phone, is available now.

Functionality appears to be the same as the iPhone, allowing you to stream instantly via 3G or WiFi, resume watching where you left off on your computer or TV, and browse/search for instant content right on your handset.

Netflix says they’re working to make other Android phones compatible.  But they want you to remember that they must test each individual phone to insure compatibly.  Something to do with “the lack of standard streaming playback features that the Netflix application can use to gain broad penetration across all available Android phones”.  

Netflix anticipates that their app will work on a large majority of Android phones in a matter of months.  In other words, hang in there.  You should be streaming on your Android handset by mid summer.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."