Netflix, the popular video streaming application, will not make its way to BlackBerry 10 smartphones anytime soon.
Netflix has no current plans to develop native or porting mobile app for BlackBerry 10 platform. "We have no current plans for a BlackBerry app," a spokesman told AllThingsD.
However, Netflix did not explain exactly why they were not planning to develop native app for BB10-running devices, but sources familiar with the information told AllThingsD that BlackBerry 10 does not have enough user base like Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Netflix app would be able to get lot of returned benefits on BlackBerry 10.
"We're committed to bringing top titles from around the globe to BlackBerry 10 customers," BlackBerry spokesman Alex Kinsella told AllThingsD. "At this time, it's in Netflix's court to join the excitement around BlackBerry 10-we hope they choose to bring a BlackBerry 10 experience to their customers. We'd love to have them."
The fact that Netflix has no plans for developing native app is a great disappointment for BlackBerry 10 users and also a big hitch for BlackBerry. Netflix is one of the major movie/video streaming providers globally and also considered as the top movie application among various mobile operating systems.
Netflix is not the only app which has no plan to develop native app on BlackBerry 10 platform. Last month, Facebook-acquired popular photo editing and sharing app, Instagram also said it will not develop native app for BlackBerry 10 since there are less users on the BlackBerry 10.
At the time of launch of BlackBerry 10 OS, the company announced that the BB10 had about 70,000 native apps in BlackBerry World app store including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Sadly the app store still lacks most notable apps like Instagram and Netflix.
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