The Netflix app for Android has finally updated with official support for Honeycomb tablets. Users have been able to access Netflix on Android tablets via work-arounds for some time now, but today’s version 1.5 update adds official support and extends video streaming to Canada and Latin America.
Back in September, Netflix had updated its app to support all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices. Prior to that, the app only supported a very limited selection of Android devices. More recently, some Honeycomb tablets have begun shipping with Netflix preloaded and those tablets include the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet.
This new update will support tablets running any of the 3.x versions of Honeycomb that don’t already have Netflix onboard. However, the update doesn’t appear to be optimized for the larger screen.