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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. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      I was waiting for that app since a long time ago... renewing my membership right now.
    1. tlucasjr's Avatar
      tlucasjr -
      i have audio but no video. any ideas?
    1. UCLAKoolman's Avatar
      UCLAKoolman -
      Anyone have a better Netflix icon I can SSH to my phone?
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      I have gotten good at it. Believe me it's an Art! Rely on the bumps in the road a little to get me home. In Oregon so I hope ur safe?
    1. Kariodude's Avatar
      Kariodude -
      The app is awesome. Let's me add things to my Instant Queue easily so I deleted Phone Flicks.

      Streaming is perfect. I watched an episode of King of the Hill over WiFi, battery had only gone down about 5%. Then watched an episode of Family Guy over 3G just to compare, it only paused once to buffer about half way through, the battery went down about 9%. The quality on both methods of streaming was identical.
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      Wow! Took FOR EVER and EVER and EVER... You catch my drift!
    1. tlucasjr's Avatar
      tlucasjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by tlucasjr View Post
      i have audio but no video. any ideas?
      ok... I solved my problem. make sure My3G is not set to netflix and the video will work.
    1. izzy5708's Avatar
      izzy5708 -
      great app just downloaded it wouldnt have ever known about it if you hadnt written about it thanks man looks great on retina display of iphone 4
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      very nice
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Is this better than hulu plus?
    1. 7th_s!Gn's Avatar
      7th_s!Gn -
      IT'S bEEN sAID aND dONE mY SIX yEAR oLD nIECE wORKS eVERYTHING oN mY IpHONE LOL iM gLAD sHE hASNT fIGURED oUT mY pASSwORD yET.LOL

      iT wORKS pERFECTlY wELL. nOW i cAN gET mY aVATAR fIX oN tHE gO! hURRAY!
    1. sfrawley's Avatar
      sfrawley -
      Is there a way to get this to run on my 3G running IOS 3.1.2?
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Quote Originally Posted by sfrawley View Post
      Is there a way to get this to run on my 3G running IOS 3.1.2?
      None that I'm aware of. I'm on 3.1.2 myself. I have heard of people modding the plist to change app compatibility, but I'm not sure it's worth the hastle. It's about time I moved up from 3.1.2 to 4.0 anyway. I have just been holding out while all of the jailbreak kinks get worked out.
    1. popcornfrommars's Avatar
      popcornfrommars -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1hihum View Post
      None that I'm aware of. I'm on 3.1.2 myself. I have heard of people modding the plist to change app compatibility, but I'm not sure it's worth the hastle. It's about time I moved up from 3.1.2 to 4.0 anyway. I have just been holding out while all of the jailbreak kinks get worked out.
      That's me too. I'd rather not go to 4.0 yet, just 3.1.3 is fine (I've got backgrounder and categories, which I've had for over a year, who needs you 4.0!), but AFAIK only spirit can do 3.1.3 and it's still having issues with the latest version of itunes. Someone prove me wrong? I really want my Netflix.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      I have had the netflix app on my ipod touch for a long time... The power of ssh
    1. newportgambler's Avatar
      newportgambler -
      netflix + iPhone = greatness. like netflix for their openness