Netflix for Android comes to Canada

Netflix today expanded its support for the Android mobile operating system with the release of a new Netflix app for Android. This new app lets Netflix members in Canada stream from Netflix on their Android smartphones and tablets for the first time.

“We are excited to now offer the Netflix service on tablets running Android 3.x and are thrilled to offer our members in Canada and Latin America another way to enjoy TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix,” said Greg Peters, vice president of product development at Netflix. “With the added support for Android-powered devices, Netflix members have greater flexibility than ever in watching TV episodes and movies wherever and whenever they want.”

The app is compatible with mobile devices running Android 3.0 or newer.

Analyst firm Gartner expects Android will account for 49% of the smartphone market by 2012.