Review: Netflix for iPhone

In: Reviews by Dave "Holy Goalie" Gardner

31 Aug 2010

netflix-iphoneIt’s official. Netflix is now everywhere.

Well, maybe not everywhere, but it is now available on your iPhone and iPod Touch, which allows me to watch Netflix in about every way possible that I can in my house.

First it was on the DVD player, then it was on the computer. Next came my Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and most recently on the Nintendo Wii. If I had an iPad, it would also work on that. After much speculation, this free app was finally revealed and now we can all watch our favorite movies and TV shows on a iPhone or iPod Touch.

It’s fairly easy to use, too.

After signing into Netflix, you’ll see a home button that offers some featured movies. You can also select a genres tab, search tab, or check your instant queue. If you select a movie or TV show, it will bring you to that particular page where you’ll get the cover artwork, title of the movie, the year, the rating, duration, and the movie rating of one to five stars. At the bottom of this page you get a quick synopsis and a small listing of the actors and director.

Also from this page, you have the option of putting the movie into your instant queue or playing it. It is a very simple app, but a very effective one for what it needs to do. I found the quality of the streaming to be fine — no complaints. The only thing you have to keep in mind is playing video does drain the battery pretty quickly on the iPod or the iPhone. But that is not a Netflix problem.

All in all, this is a great little application, and now I don’t doubt I will be up late at night laying in bed watching Family Guy on my iPod Touch.

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2 Responses to Review: Netflix for iPhone

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Scuigi

August 31st, 2010 at 3:59 pm

It’s everywhere but Canada. It’s coming this fall, but I’m not dropping $10 a month if it’s as bad as anticipated in this article…

http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/parenting/archive/2010/07/23/netflix-canada-streaming.aspx

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Darn Ragnar

September 1st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Dont feel bad Scuigi…It’s not available in Australia in any form at all.

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