Netflix has introduced its free Netflix App for iPhone and iPod touch, allowing Netflix members on plans starting at $8.99 a month to instantly watch TV episodes and movies streamed to their iPhone or iPod touch.
The Netflix App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
“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 company says 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 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 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, the company informs.
With over 15 million members, Netflix, Inc. is a leading subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail.