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Netflix streaming possibly headed to iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2010 11:38 User comments (6)

Netflix streaming possibly headed to iPhone HackingNetflix has posted a screenshot of a new survey Netflix has issued, that asks users about their interest level in an iPhone app that would bring "Watch Instantly" streaming to the device, via Wi-Fi.
The survey reads:

Imagine that Netflix offers its subscribers the ability to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on their iPhone. The selection availability to instantly watch includes some new releases, lots of classics and TV episodes. There are no advertisements or trailers, and movies start in as little as 30 seconds. You can fast-forward, rewind, and pause or watch again. The movies & TV episodes you instantly watch are included in your Netflix membership for no additional fee.

Whenever you want to instantly watch content on your iPhone, your iPhone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network (such as one you might have at home or at work, or in public places like coffee shops, book stores, hotels, airports, etc.)

If this functionality were available, how likely would you or someone in your household be to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on your iPhone via a Wi-Fi network?


The last few times surveys like these surfaced, Netflix was asking whether they would be interested in streaming on the PlayStation 3 and the Wii. Console owners know how that concluded.

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6 user comments

12.3.2010 13:53

Maybe they should have a 1st party Netflix App first, so I can manage my queue!

22.3.2010 20:45

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Maybe they should have a 1st party Netflix App first, so I can manage my queue!
I agree... I cannot tell you how many times I have been out with friends and we talk about such and such movie and I want to add it to my queue. They do not even have a mobile version of their site (or at least one that works on the iPhone or WinMobile) and navigating the full site can be cumbersome.

32.3.2010 22:29

I'd almost pay for this...almost.

44.3.2010 10:56

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Maybe they should have a 1st party Netflix App first, so I can manage my queue!
Have you tried the app Phone Flicks? You can manage your queue and so much more.

54.3.2010 14:02

Originally posted by comawhite:
Originally posted by SProdigy:
Maybe they should have a 1st party Netflix App first, so I can manage my queue!
Have you tried the app Phone Flicks? You can manage your queue and so much more.
There are many third party apps, but again, it's a third party I might not want to share my information with. I'd also like to specify whether I want the release on Blu-Ray, DVD or in my Instant Queue.

Flixster does okay with this, but it's a nag. I want something simple, like DirecTV has for their DVR's.

64.3.2010 17:56

I would love to see a app to watch Netflix movies on my phone.

I've actually called Netflix and asked when and if they can offer streaming via our phones, I love Netflix and use it daily. I have it setup on all of my Xbox360, PS3, Roku device, and eventually will get it on my Wii since each console is in a different room.

I wish the app wouldn't force us to be on a WiFi and could just use my 3G, but I can live with that as I just want to be able to watch it on my phone, since I get tired of watching TV from my Slingbox on my cellphone.

Netflix - (if your reading this) please allow the developers to create this type of app, I would love to use something like this on my phone and been asking for something like this for over a year now.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Mar 2010 @ 17:58

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