Netflix: We have no plans to support the BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM's troubled ecosystem isn't winning it any support from Netflix, which says it has no intention of supporting the BlackBerry PlayBook.

It looks like RIM's struggling BlackBerry devices aren't set to get any Netflix love any time soon.

"We don't have any current plans to support Blackberry devices, including PlayBook," Netflix said on Twitter, leaving little room for interpretation.

The news comes two days after RIM released a major upgrade to the PlayBook's operating system. The update added a number of features, including the ability to run Android apps.

While Android support may end up being a viable alternative to developing a native Netflix app, it's clear that Netflix has little faith in the reversal of RIM's fortunes.

Fortunately for ill-fated RIM stalwarts, Netflix was quick to offer an addendum to Thursday's disappointing news.  “Generally we want to be on every screen that’s relevant to you. While we don’t support Blackberry today, our plans can change," the company said on Friday, again, via Twitter.

While that may offer a ray of hope, chances are that Netflix's current stance won't chance unless RIM's position in the market does so as well. After all, there's no real point in supporting an ecosystem that hasn't received much attention from both consumers and developers.

Via Reuters

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