Netflix Android App Delayed Until Early Next Year
Netflix, the DVD-by-Mail company has an app out for the iPhone and iPad, but nothing out there for Android users. As a person that has a phone that runs on the Droid platform, I’d wondered why I wasn’t special enough to have this app, and today I learned why.
Apparently the Android platform isn’t secure enough for Hollywood executives. The Digital Rights Management (DRM) System isn’t standardized across all Android devices which makes movie studios concerned about privacy. Netflix’s product development team says that “, they are requirements we must fulfill in order to obtain content from major studios for our subscribers to enjoy.”
What does that mean for us Droid users that would really, REALLY (REALLY) like to manage their Netflix queue from our devices? Well, it means that we’re looking at the app making it to the Android Market early next year. BUT because so many devices support the Android Operating System, it may not be available to all users right away.
Hey, Netflix? Can I suggest that the MyTouch be one of the first devices to have access to this? Please?
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