Netflix Comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch


What, was it yesterday that I was talking about watching Netflix? The day before? Either way, I was just expounding on how I enjoy using the service for streaming movies while I work, and now, it turns out the Netflix is on the iPhone [iTunes Link].

So what makes this so cool? Well if it was the typical crippled app affair that we’ve seen come down the pike so many times, I wouldn’t even be talking about it. But instead, this app not only streams in Wi-Fi, but also in 3G. That means you can watch your movies on the road without any worries – well, except for worrying about AT&T’s signal strength.

Obviously, the only people who will be using this app are Netflix subscribers, but the pricing isn’t too bad. $8.99 a month gets you a DVD in the mail and unlimited streaming, which isn’t too bad. And if you want more, there are options for that as well. It took me a long time to justify this monthly purchase, but I look at it like this: I don’t rent any movies from iTunes anymore. I don’t have to rent movies from anywhere at all, because they’re either available on the spot streaming live or via the mail. And I can even put movies in my queue when they’re still in the theaters, saving me money from going out. Combine that with TV shows, and you’re golden.

I know, it seems like I’m a Netflix preacher now, but that’s just not the case. I’m just happy that I finally made the decision to do it, and I can’t figure out what took me so long.

Point is, if you have an iPod Touch or iPhone, as well as a Netflix subscriber, then this is an excellent download. to make.


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Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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  1. This app works great! I downloaded it and have watched about half of “Dust to Glory” streaming and it looks fantastic on my iPhone 4.

    Hope to get an iPad soon so I can use Netflix on an iPad.

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