Blackberry has seen its fortunes fade pretty rapidly over the last couple of years, but despite the trends pointing in the wrong direction, they still have millions of users around the world. Netflix rarely misses an opportunity to serve its content to such a large user base, however Blackberry users have always been left out in the cold, and according to Netflix support, that isn’t likely to change anytime soon.
According to the @Netflixhelps account on twitter, “We don’t have any current plans to support Blackberry devices, incluing Playbook.” Questionable grammar aside, the statement is pretty succinct. Blackberry just recently released its long awaited Playbook OS 2.0 update which included support for Android Apps, however it sounds like an easy port isn’t on the table.
VP of Developer Relations for RIM Alec Saunders responded to some of the backlash, but only time will tell if it is enough to get Netflix to change its stance.