December 16, 2014

Netflix Now Supports Android Wear, But It's Not the Remote Control You're Hoping For

One of the cooler things you can do with an Android Wear smartwatch is remotely control media-playing apps on your connected Android device. SoundCloud is a great example of this, using the watch to display the cover art of what you're listening to and some basic volume and playback controls. Netflix's latest Android update sounds like it would do the same, with the company promising to let you "play" videos using the watch, but it's actually much narrower in functionality.

Netflix is adding the social recommendation features that were first introduced in September to Android now, and it's extending them to Android Wear watches. That means your friends on Facebook will be able to send you notifications for things you can watch, and...

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