Oct 16th, 2013

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Many people have different opinions about Netflix. Whether they think the rollout of new content is too stagnant, that the service is too expensive or that the videos aren’t of acceptable quality will change from person to person.

One thing that cannot be denied, however, is that their Android app was awful. I mean, it worked, but it wasn’t a joy to use. It was slow, clunky, and laggy. The developers were a tad lazy in their haste to get this up on Android back in 2011, opting to go with the always-horrendous HTML-based user interface opposed to a native one.

Thankfully, all of that is changing with today’s update. The app is much smoother, with Netflix seemingly employing some hardware acceleration to make navigating content a breeze. The app still keeps similar elements of the previous design, unfortunately, which means they still aren’t following Holo guidelines. Still, this is a great first step to what we hope is a much better future. Go ahead and grab the goods in the Google Play Store as soon as possible.

[via The Verge]