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  • Netflix App Now Supports Video Out


    With all the hype surrounding Apple TV and Google TV, Netflix has released a surprise of its own today. The Netflix app has been updated to include video out for the iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod Touch. To watch Netflix streaming on any TV all you need to do is hook up an Apple AV cable to your compatible iOS device and youíre good to go.

    Appleís forthcoming Airplay technology will accomplish the same thing, provided that you have an Apple TV and Wi-Fi set up in your home. But what about when youíre traveling? Thatís where the beauty of this update comes in.

    Imagine being on vacation with your family and you all want to watch a movie together. Before this update you wouldnít be able to hook up an iPhone to a TV and watch a movie together. You and your family would have to huddle around a little 3.5-inch screen. Not very fun, to say the least.

    Apps are updated regularly, but occasionally minor additions like these can make all the difference in the world, given the right conditions. Itís nice to know the next time I travel, Iíll be able to stream Futurama to the nearest TV. Of course Iíll need the right cables and a good Wi-Fi signal to do it.

    Source: 9to5 Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Netflix App Now Supports Video Out started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Oblitronix's Avatar
      Oblitronix -
      awesome! been waiting sometime for this update!
    1. Silencer_0's Avatar
      Silencer_0 -
      Nice.
    1. Nelly998's Avatar
      Nelly998 -
      Been doing this on ip4 ever sence the iPad released version... Nothing new for jb users! Fuxin a right doggy
    1. sharpjunkie76's Avatar
      sharpjunkie76 -
      Can you guys comment on the actual video quality of iPhone out to tv using netflix app? If quality is better It would seem to make more sense to travel with an apple tv instead.
    1. cjgonzales1900's Avatar
      cjgonzales1900 -
      Netflix determines the quality the iphone 4 can only put out 720p max with a apple connector. so i assume that the apple tv can put out 1080p with the hdmi out. but you wont notice the difference on a tv when traveling lol
    1. TheReliq's Avatar
      TheReliq -
      Yeah, problem with streaming on vacation is that you have to be in "your own" country when you do it. I'm in the U.K. right now visiting family and friends and NetFlix is TOTALLY NOT working over here. Bummer. :-(
    1. cjgonzales1900's Avatar
      cjgonzales1900 -
      Also the depends on which cables you use and how strong the wifi is.
    1. exo128's Avatar
      exo128 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharpjunkie76 View Post
      Can you guys comment on the actual video quality of iPhone out to tv using netflix app? If quality is better It would seem to make more sense to travel with an apple tv instead.
      I'm watching Nip/Tuck on my 46" LED in HD. I hook up my iPhone 4 component cables(HD compatible) and noticed serious degradation and lots of pixelation. I'm assuming NetFlix lowers the quality suited for the iPhone screen which looks sharp on the phone, but needs to change the resolution for video output.

      And yes I'm using wifi(10mbs)

      If anyone else has a better experience, please let me know
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      netflix should just expand to europe!!!!

      I would be happy
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      You should use a VPN from the states that's what I do. I am in italy and use it to play pandora and watch hulu
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      [QUOTE=Wiley John Wright;5490803]




      HAHA resupported4 already did that!!! y'all should try 'displayout' angry birds, on tha big screen haha
    1. sub zero's Avatar
      sub zero -
      This is such a badass update....now all i need is vpnshield because im in England and im good to go
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Wow, thats surprising. But I'm not complaining
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Cool. But not as cool as the fact that my iPhone is 100% video out capable. Got to love JB. What would be cool is if the phone came with video out as a standard feature. My JB app works just fine as a standin oem feature now. :-)
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      I guess with my Wii at home I wouldn't use this much...but it would come in handy if I'm on the road.

      I might be putting a video-out cord on my Xmas list.
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjgonzales1900 View Post
      Netflix determines the quality the iphone 4 can only put out 720p max with a apple connector. so i assume that the apple tv can put out 1080p with the hdmi out. but you wont notice the difference on a tv when traveling lol
      My boss got an Apple TV by mail and let me try it out for a weekend. Pretty sure the box said 720p was the max quality.
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      what cables do you guys use?
      with resupported you can use any?
      default you need the apple cord? Is there any iphone to HDMI cables out there as well?

      Thx
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      You should use a VPN from the states that's what I do. I am in italy and use it to play pandora and watch hulu
      I know, thats what I'm doing on my computer... But it would be nice to stream netflix over the apple tv or my xbox... Is there an way there to fake an ip?
    1. Lungs's Avatar
      Lungs -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      Cool. But not as cool as the fact that my iPhone is 100% video out capable. Got to love JB. What would be cool is if the phone came with video out as a standard feature. My JB app works just fine as a standin oem feature now. :-)
      I have a 3GS and it is JB. I have a netflix account. Do I need a special app to do video out?

      I was thinking of getting these cables, any other options?

      Apple Composite AV Cable - Apple Store (U.S.)

      Thanks for the help.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by exo128 View Post
      I'm watching Nip/Tuck on my 46" LED in HD. I hook up my iPhone 4 component cables(HD compatible) and noticed serious degradation and lots of pixelation. I'm assuming NetFlix lowers the quality suited for the iPhone screen which looks sharp on the phone, but needs to change the resolution for video output.

      And yes I'm using wifi(10mbs)

      If anyone else has a better experience, please let me know
      I've never really compared any video, but have you loaded a video on to you iPhone 4 memory and played it on your TV? I think that would be step one in figuring out whether the iPhone output or netflix app is the culprit. You should be able to record some HD video right on the phone and play it back on your TV as a quick and dirty test.

      If it does turn out to be the Netflix app, my assumption is that they haven't allowed for the netflix app to change video quality download from standard (iphone viewing) to HD output.

      Quote Originally Posted by goodluck4287 View Post
      My boss got an Apple TV by mail and let me try it out for a weekend. Pretty sure the box said 720p was the max quality.
      720- is max. You are correct. That was everyone's biggest gripe about the Apple TV. Funny thing is that I don't think Netflix streams in 1080p anyway!