Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Codebreaker

New Netflix app for Android tablets

Marketplace Staff Nov 15, 2011

Would I be talking about this on a jam packed busy news day? Doubt it. But there is a subtext to this story. First the story: Netflix is rolling out a new app for Android tablets that’s designed to look better and be a lot smoother than the current system. The release is timed to coincide with the new Nook Tablet and Amazon Kindle Fire tablet that are both coming out. A new app for iPad is coming soon.

The subtext: let’s all admit that trying to find stuff on Netflix is a disaster. It takes forever to scroll through your options, the categories don’t always make sense. Sure, it has 20,000+ titles but Amazon has a lot more books than that and you can always find your way around. For Netflix to get through its recent troubles and keep people happy, it has to find a better way to navigate. Maybe this app is a step in that direction.

 

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.