Is Android App from Netflix Available on Horizon

An application for iPad tablet of Apple is released by Netflix early this year. Netflix, a DVD rental business firm is actually setting its eyes on devices that are Android based.  Recently, one job posting was published by Netflix showing that the company needs an engineer who can help the company in balding Instant Streaming consumer Implementations on the devices running Android. The engineer must be an expert in video play back for android.

The requirements of the job include that a specialist of OO design, hands- on experience and thorough understanding of Android platform is essential. Experience in DRM technologies and also different mobile application systems will be an added benefit. The person must   be manageable and moldable, must be very skillful and highly motivated regarding, must be knowledgeable in all aspects regarding video playback.

The matter in that job post did not depict about the engineer’s work, which may be either for small devices such as Smartphones or for tablets. Smartphones that are based on Android are gaining much popularity now a- days and many tablets that are Android based are also at work and may be launched soon.  A spokesman from Netflix via an e- mail said that the job is filled and matter beyond that will be commented.

The ad from the company says that the applicant for the job must have minimum 10 years experience in software development and must have a solid background in mobile and embedded development especially on devices that are media-enabled. According to the recent earnings call the ratio of people using the streaming service of the company i.e. “watch instantly” for about 15 minutes has leaped to about 61 percent from the last years percentage which is about 37 %, as said by the chief executive of Netflix, Reed Hastings. He also restated that from a normal DVD- by- mail supplier, Netflix is evolving in to a strong Streaming service.

An application was released by Netflix for the iPad of Apple, in the month of April. The complete streaming library of the company can be viewed by the users whenever they want to watch. A deal was made by the company with the Relativity Media recently by which the movies that are released in the theatre will be streamed through Watch Instantly service of Netflix and the plans that are announced will be expanded to Canada.

Making Netflix develop android will enhance the company’s push in the market of portables and handhelds, which follows the introduction of iPad app from the company last week.

Netflix is a service which gives DVD for rent online and also the Blu ray and video streaming services in US.  This service presently claims more than 10 million users and about 100,000 titles. The aim of Netflix to enter into handheld market is no more a secret now as the company’s executive expressed the view of bringing its services to iPhone and iPod Touch.

By the job post published, people can expect the company to come into the Android market soon.

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