Netflix for iPhone, iPad

Netflix for iPhone, iPad

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    24,280
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' Review

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There's no doubt that Netflix revolutionized the entertainment biz with its online service for renting movies. The company is fixing to continue its entertainment coup on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with a free app that we've got to say is so far a joy to use.

Its straightforward design starts off with a home screen that shows off fun, featured content like "goofy crime comedies" and "dark dramas based on contemporary literature." Of course you can also browse for flicks and shows by more typical genres, like Action and Television. The app shows you all the show details: the rating, synopsis, and the list of episodes for TV shows.

This is all well and good, but the real power of the Netflix app is the ability to add content to your "instant queue" for on-demand streaming, or just play the video on the fly. The instant queue contains shows you've added online or from the mobile app, which means you can stream those movies and TV episodes directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Video quality was excellent in our iPhone 4 and iPad tests in areas with strong connectivity; we noticed no bumps or breakups. The playback controls include a button to slightly adjust screen dimensions, plus there's a handy button to take you back 30 seconds if you didn't catch a part or want to see a killer scene over again.

What happens if you have to stop the show midway? Netflix keeps tabs of your place, and you can pick up where you left off from the top of the Home screen. If you close the app, the next time you load it you'll also have the option to resume playback from your drop-off point. It's like an automatic digital bookmark.

Although the app itself is free, you will need to subscribe to Netflix to take advantage. You can do so for about $9 a month, or sign up for a free 30-day trial before committing. The Netflix app really focuses on on-demand streaming; it does not currently manage your rentals queue, but we certainly wouldn't kick and scream if it did that as well.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–5 of 5

1 stars

"App is broken"

May 10, 2013  |  By mattumanu

 |  Version: Netflix 1.4

Pros

No I will enter at least 10 characters...

Cons

There are features you can't turn off.

Summary

Netflix added "Post play" to the app with no way to turn it off. Bad move.

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5 stars

"Works beautifully!"

December 10, 2012  |  By artcat

 |  Version: Netflix 1.4

Pros

With the right cables, you can stream it into your TV and watch movies on a large screen.

Cons

You do need to manage your instant queue from your main computer, but that's hardly a big deal.

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4 stars

"Does what it says"

June 14, 2011  |  By orchardglee

 |  Version: Netflix 1.2

Pros

Surprisingly it worked fine

Cons

Nothing. No streaming interruptions . . .

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4 stars

"Great app, middling technology"

December 26, 2010  |  By J.G.

 |  Version: Netflix 1.1.1

Pros

The Netflix app does everything it promises to, including letting subscribers search for content and manage their queues. Other television and movie apps could learn much from it.

Cons

Streaming from Netflix is not living up to the hype. Many Americans' broadband and wireless connections are not fast enough to support streaming. Their content arrives pixilated, with the sound dropping out, or freezing up altogether.

Summary

A good app is undermined by the technology it relies on. Netflix's support of the also-ran Microsoft program Silverlight is a miss because it is not compatible with iOS. You will get better delivery and speeds using Netflix on your Mac or PC.

Ironically, Netflix recently raised its prices despite the problems with streaming.

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4 stars

"Nice app for "instant view" movies & shows"

September 10, 2010  |  By cathykrieg

 |  Version: Netflix 1.1.0

Pros

this app works well for netflix movies & tv that are "instant views"

Cons

can't manage netflix que for movies & shows that are NOT instant views. that would be a nice upgrade, would get 5 stars then.

Summary

app should specifically say that it is for streaming & managing "instant view" items only.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.0
Netflix app now supports iPhone and iPod Touch in addition to iPad.
General
Publisher Netflix
Publisher web site http://www.netflix.com/
Release Date August 26, 2010
Date Added August 26, 2010
Version 1.1.0
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Entertainment Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 7.78MB
File Name id363590051
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,280
Downloads Last Week 79
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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