Back in May Netflix became available for a select number of Android devices. Today we learned that the number of Android devices that can run Netflix has expanded from five to twenty two.
Included in the list of devices that can support Netflix is one tablet running Honeycomb, the Lenovo IdeaPad, which was just announced today. Most of the latest phones from Motorola are on the list, in addition to the latest Samsung phones. The support for the additional devices is provided via an update to the Netflix Android app that was released to the Android Market today.
I think support for the Lenovo IdeaPad is particularly important because tablets are better for watching movies than smartphones. Netflix is one of a group of “must have” apps that a tablet must have in order to be really viable in the market.