Spotify, Netflix say no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 apps

Spotify, Netflix say no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 apps

PanARMENIAN.Net - Spotify and Netflix have revealed that they have no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 apps, Digital Spy said.

Both streaming services have ruled out catering to the mobile operating system, which runs on devices such as the Q10, Q5 and Z10.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said: "It's a unique operating system you have to target, and unfortunately there's just not enough volume for entertainment [apps].

"It's a great device for getting work done but people don't interact with it as an entertainment device the same way they do with, say, an iPhone or Android phone.

"One of the biggest growth categories we have is tablet-based viewing and phone-based viewing. On a year-over-year basis it's up quite a lot, as more and more tablets are sold and people experience the convenience and the satisfaction of it."

Spotify told Know Your Mobile: "We're always looking to bring Spotify to new and interesting platforms and continue to monitor user feedback, but we've no imminent plans to launch a BlackBerry 10 app."

BlackBerry recently promised that it will continue to add big name apps on a frequent basis.

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