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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. DeviantGeek's Avatar
      DeviantGeek -
      Excellent. Been streaming netflix on the go all morning. not bad over 3g too. been waiting for this!
    1. bboysunz's Avatar
      bboysunz -
      im there.... downloading now
    1. iphone4idiots's Avatar
      iphone4idiots -
      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.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      awesome
    1. DeviantGeek's Avatar
      DeviantGeek -
      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 foresee ATT network problems ahead.
      i also see a cash cow for ATT for all of those without unlimited data plans.
    1. Pizentu's Avatar
      Pizentu -
      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.
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      This app is so awesome! I can't believe it's finally here. Now I can watch movies at work, LOL...
    1. index's Avatar
      index -
      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.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      I hear it's quite buggy.
    1. jmwkobe's Avatar
      jmwkobe -
      for some reason the app will not load for me... i had the hacked version of the ipad on my phone before and deleted it before installing the new version. is anyone else having this problem? it takes almost 5 minutes to open the app then just gets stuck on the gray screen
    1. ihaveabu's Avatar
      ihaveabu -
      been waiting for this all summer.

      it doesn't have backgrounding yet tho. :-(
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      load up cydelete and use that to delete your existing netflix app. i had to do that myself.

      i've streamed a couple of shows now even on my spotty crappy 3g connection here. the first few minutes of each were pretty jittery but WOW did it even out nicely after that.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      video out?
    1. stizzi's Avatar
      stizzi -
      Do you have to pay for the rentals?
      Any benefit of having a jailbroken iphone 4?

      its not showing up on the App store for me, im guessing its because im in Canada... Anyway for me to get it? Its not on **********
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Is it free to stream?
    1. jmwkobe's Avatar
      jmwkobe -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeffhesser View Post
      load up cydelete and use that to delete your existing netflix app. i had to do that myself.

      i've streamed a couple of shows now even on my spotty crappy 3g connection here. the first few minutes of each were pretty jittery but WOW did it even out nicely after that.
      was using cydelete all along i dont know why but i still cant get it to play any movies i dont know if its the netflix server or my iphone 4 but haven't been able to watch a show yet
    1. hacktarded1's Avatar
      hacktarded1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ihaveabu View Post
      been waiting for this all summer.

      it doesn't have backgrounding yet tho. :-(
      Lol, yes it does! It's called "backgrounder" and "multiflow"! Jailbreak that beast, disable the crappy iOS4 psuedo-multitasking and get with the program!

      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      video out?
      Yep, it's called "display out" on cydia. Allows you to display Hulu videos as well as netflix to any TV with the proper cable a MUST HAVE jailbroken app.
    1. jomo25's Avatar
      jomo25 -
      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.
      I don;t think it has its own queue mgr built in. So those apps are not obsolete. Yet.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Works great. Happy to see it on the iPhone finally.
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      im sure im not the only one who wants to say thig:

      "FIIIIIIII1NALLY!!!!!!!!!!"

      and there was MUCH rejoicing!