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  • Version 1.1.0 of Netflix App Brings Streaming Support to iPhone, iPod



    Falling neatly into the category of "I should have written about this sooner but I was too busy enjoying it," the good people at Netflix rolled out an iOS App Store software update today, effectively delivering to iPhone and iPod touch users the ability stream movies directly from their handset.

    version 1.1.0 of the Netflix app now supporting iPhone and iPod Touch in addition to iPad is a welcome arrival to Netflix subscribers (at least those with unlimited memberships) and a new opportunity to soak up as much content as they desire from their Instant Watch queue. Version 1.1 requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. In case you're wondering, the streaming service does in fact work over 3G on the iPhone - just like the iPad. According to the hugely popular video rental service, the software made available through this latest update utilizes "adaptive technology" which allows for instant switching between Wi-Fi and 3G connections.

    For months (since April, in fact), the people at Netflix have promised to supplement their iPad app with a corresponding iPhone/iPod app. Although this "eventuality" took longer than many Netflix lovers had hoped, today they are reveling in the arrival of this neat little app, which is so totally cool that it even makes some restless in anticipation of getting back to it.

    Now, if you'll excuse me...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Version 1.1.0 of Netflix App Brings Streaming Support to iPhone, iPod started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. darkrom's Avatar
      darkrom -
      Quote Originally Posted by index View Post
      I *almost* feel bad for all the people that wrote Apps for Netflix queue managers and were charging for them, lol. This has made them completely obsolete.
      True but you have to think...without Netflix they wouldn't have made ANY money at all.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      Holy schizoli. This is great.
    1. kelmk's Avatar
      kelmk -
      Whats with the low res graphics? Retina display people!
    1. index's Avatar
      index -
      Quote Originally Posted by jomo25 View Post
      I don;t think it has its own queue mgr built in. So those apps are not obsolete. Yet.
      Oh wow, you're right. I thought it DID have a queue manager. How did they miss that? I'd rather have that than actual streaming.
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      So now it would be great to download movies from here. I drive an hour to work and my main entertament is watching movies on the drive. With crappy 3G service I can't stream. So I download four or five on my phone with WIFI then watch them. Can you download movies from here
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      I'm just picturing you watching movies while driving. Where did you say you live again? I want to be sure to avoid that area.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by posrjak View Post
      So now it would be great to download movies from here. I drive an hour to work and my main entertament is watching movies on the drive. With crappy 3G service I can't stream. So I download four or five on my phone with WIFI then watch them. Can you download movies from here
      Where do you live so I can contact the authorities before you kill someone and yourself? Oh hey you kept it in your profile: Portland. Assuming Jackson is your son, think of your damn children before continuing to do something so IRRESPONSIBLE. You're a parent. You should know better than this.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      Quote Originally Posted by SMokemyPole88 View Post
      Is it free to stream?
      no, it obviously requires a Netflix subscription.

      Quote Originally Posted by posrjak View Post
      So now it would be great to download movies from here. I drive an hour to work and my main entertament is watching movies on the drive. With crappy 3G service I can't stream. So I download four or five on my phone with WIFI then watch them. Can you download movies from here
      Please get off our roads.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone4idiots View Post
      Streaming Tosh.O right now over 3G. Works very well. Small pause when have to stop and start but not long at all.

      I forsee ATT network problems ahead.
      Since when has it been on Netflix? I've always only seen his "Completely Serious" special.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
      This is awesome. I have been waiting for this since I heard about it being on the ipad. I just wonder how long the battery will last.
      My iPhone 4 goes down about 10% an hour. Very satifactory.
    1. dropn1s's Avatar
      dropn1s -
      Works great for me, I have been waiting a long time or this.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      lmao i was just on google yesterday looking for an eta for this app, and no one seemed to know.
    1. Fish_1's Avatar
      Fish_1 -
      Can't get it installed? I keep getting an error message when trying to download from the app store saying:

      Unable to Download Application
      Netflix will be available for download when you log in to the iTunes Store on your computer.


      I have iTunes open and I am logged into the iTunes Store. When I try and install it via iTunes I get another error messge. This one says:

      The Application "Netflix" was not insatlled on the iPhone XXXX because it is already installed.


      (iPhone 4 Jailbroken, running 4.0.1)

      Any idea what I should try to get this installed???
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Delete it from your iTunes library. Try downloading it via wifi connection on your phone. If that doesn't work you need to reset your network settings and try again.
    1. lafastfords's Avatar
      lafastfords -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone4idiots View Post
      Streaming Tosh.O right now over 3G. Works very well. Small pause when have to stop and start but not long at all.

      I forsee ATT network problems ahead.
      Theres no damn Tosh.O on Netflix dummy...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I have been considering signing up to netflix just for this feature, but they don't seem to allow you to browse what they have online before you pay them. I don't really want to pay them just to be disappointed with what they have available...

      EDITL I guess I was wrong about that. Browsing now... L2 research before complaining noob!
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      how does it compare to hulu plus?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by lafastfords View Post
      Theres no damn Tosh.O on Netflix dummy...
      He is probably referring to Daniel Tosh....
    1. godsrainbow1984's Avatar
      godsrainbow1984 -
      This is the one thing I have wanted for my iPhone...finally!!

      Now I can watch some of my tv shows on my lunch break...or in line...or at the airport...or...
    1. TheSmartGuy's Avatar
      TheSmartGuy -
      Woot I'm going to get this app right now!