Checking the Apple App Store this morning, I noticed that the Netflix app is finally available for download. I checked a couple of nights ago and it wasn’t there. According to the App Store page, it was only just released this morning. With the release of the Netflix app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, this further convinces me that I need to get an iPhone 4 as my next upgrade which is in a month. I love Netflix and its probably one of the best services I currently pay a monthly fee for. I use Netflix on all my game consoles so why wouldn’t I also want it on my phone?
I did download the Netflix app to my test iPhone 2G and it downloaded without a hitch, however when trying to log into the service itself, it would continuously timeout when trying to connect to the login server. Not sure what that is about but I was only able to get to the 2 screenshots you see below. I will try it again tonight to see if it is finally working correctly.
UPDATE: after finally figuring out what I was doing wrong, I have finally been able to try the Netflix app and I must say that it is fantastic. The quality of the streams are terrific with all movies I’ve tried so far being smooth and clear over wifi. I’m very impressed by how simple and functional the app is.
Get Netflix on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix.
• It’s part of your Netflix unlimited membership. Not a Netflix member? Start your FREE trial today.
• Watch as often as you want
• Resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer
• Browse movies and manage your instant Queue right from your device
[via App Store]