Netflix, the DVD-Blu-Ray subscription service has provided a mobile client app version running on the Apple iPad for subscribers to stream movies and TV shows. A new version 1.1.0 has been released to add support to iPhone and iPod Touch.
Originally, Netflix subscription service offered DVD shipped to home via mail, but the additional streaming service to various devices including Xbox, Roku, Wii, PS3, Desktop, etc.. for home and iOS devices on the go is getting more popular, since it only requires a low $9 monthly subscription fee.
"Apple has changed the game for mobile devices," said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer. "We’re excited that our members can now carry Netflix around in their pockets and instantly watch movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix right to their iPhone or iPod touch."
The Netflix App delivers a high-quality viewing experience, a broad array of movie and TV choices and a clean, intuitive interface. It is available via both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. TV episodes and movies are conveniently organized into a variety of categories based on members’ personal preferences, popular genres, new arrivals and members’ individual instant Queues. Members can choose a movie or TV episode from any of the lists and just tap the innovative Multi-Touch user interface to watch instantly or to save the title for viewing later.
Additionally, users have the option of fast-forwarding and rewinding the video stream, and stopping at any time. When users want to start watching again, the video stream starts exactly where it was stopped, even on a different device capable of streaming from Netflix.
The Netflix App supports any iPhone or iPod touch device running iOS version 3.13 or later.