Netflix receives update, no longer looks like crap on HTC EVO View 4G

Netflix-evoview1When I first found out this morning that Netflix was receiving on update that would bring some much-needed visual updates to Android tablets, I didn't give it much of a second thought. After all, my HTC EVO View 4G is still running Gingerbread, and I stopped holding my breath a while ago for the promised Honeycomb update. I thought that this new Netflix update would probably only benefit those lucky Honeycomb users out there, just like most apps that offer purported improvements for tablets (Gmail, for example), so I continued on with my day.

Then, just a few minutes ago, I randomly opened Netflix on my EVO View, and lo and behold I discovered that Netflix did indeed look a heck of a lot better. Additionally, you can now also browse movies in horizontal landscape mode; before, this was restricted to portrait mode only.

Strangely enough, I was never prompted to update Netflix through the Market, so this seems like an update that was transparently pushed to my tablet behind the scenes. Also, when I opened Netflix on my EVO 3D, it still looked the same. So, for once, the Gingerbread-loving EVO View was not left out in the cold. I know it's only one app, but my View definitely feels a lot more tablet-y now. Netflix finally got it right.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.