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Nook Color Gets Netflix

Dec 12 2011, 2:51pm CST | by , in News | Android

Nook Color Gets Netflix

And other stuff, but mainly Netflix

If you no longer want to read books on your Nook Color and would rather just watch the movie instead, now you can. It's perfect for those school book reports, right?

Seriously, though, Barnes & Noble is calling it the biggest upgrade yet for the touchscreen device, and perhaps the most noteworthy addition is support for the Netflix Android app. Users can now stream TV shows and movies from the gadget.

B&N updates Nook Color for Netflix and moreIn addition, the retailer struck a deal to offer a whole bunch of comics and graphic novels.

It even boldly declares that the Nook now has the "largest digital collection of Marvel's graphic novels available through a third party - including Halo Uprising and other Marvel greats like Ultimate Spider-Man, The Astonishing X-Men, and Hulk: Planet Hulk, among others."

Among the other updates are a feature called PagePerfect, which is designed to make content-rich e-reading material like cookbooks and art books stay true to their original presentation and pop out better on the digital display.

The interface has also received an overhaul and a few new social connectivity integrations are stuck into the menus, along with a more fluid set of touch-sensitive motion controls.

Existing Nook Color users will be prompted to download the update over the coming weeks. The download itself takes under five minutes.

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