App Review: Netflix for iPhone

After months of twiddling their thumbs awaiting the release of an app for the iPhone, Netflix subscribers have finally been rewarded. The alternative movie rental service released its iPhone app last week, bringing more than 17,000 titles in its catalog straight to the pockets of millions of iPhone users. With features that let subscribers stream movies directly from their iPhones, the app should be a home run. And it mostly is, but it definitely doesn't come without a few glitches. Read the full Netflix review after the jump … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Says New AppleTV With Netflix Tomorrow

The eminently respectable Bloomberg says we will see a refreshed AppleTV tomorrow, with Netflix streaming. Their sources are the ever mysterious "people familiar with the matter", who say Netflix streaming will be on the device (with the requisite monthly subscription), and it will go for $99. No mention is made of a rebranding of AppleTV to iTV. Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers, will include movies from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans. The streaming service would be available on the revamped version of Apple TV, due to be introduced tomorrow in San Francisco, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made … [Read more...]

iPad Netflix Hacked To Work On iPhone


An endeavoring hacker at ModMyi tweaked the current version of Netflix for the iPad, and found that it had a pretty extensive framework for functioning on the iPhone too. It only took some minor tweaking to make work, but there are some major side-effects: Huge battery drain - 25% of battery for around 15min of streaming, drains pretty quick while browsing the app as well. Crashing - I suspect memory is the issue here, and also probably because it's made for another device. Happened when browsing too fast through the app(lots of clicks). 3G Speed - Takes forever to load the app and to start streaming (does work though) So, have a jailbroken iPhone and want to do this yourself? Just follow these instructions (which we haven't … [Read more...]