Netflix Streaming Comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Briefly: This one is pretty easy — the Netflix blog announced today that an official Netflix app is finally available for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The app is free, but you’ll have to have at least the basic Netflix $8.99 per month membership to use it. The focus of the app is streaming films, not managing your queue. So David Lynch won’t be happy, and neither will anyone who is desperate to manage their queue while waiting for a coffee. (But there are other apps that do that quite well.) As one comment on the Netflix blog said, “I will never leave the bathroom at work now.” Which would probably be my approach if I worked an unpleasant office gig and could suddenly stream all my instant queue to my phone.

This comes a solid year after the last major rumor that Netflix would be streaming movies to the iPhone. Watch a little video about how the app works, after the break. Read More »

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