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Old 08-26-2010, 11:22 AM   #1  
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20014759-37.html
The popular video subscription service just updated its Apple app to support the iPhone and iPod Touch, which now join the iPad in offering streaming videos. Netflix members can download the free 1.1.0 version to watch their favorite TV shows and movies.

The Netflix app lets you access your Instant Queue to view videos you've already saved. You can browse by genre or search for specific titles from the service's growing library of streaming content. You can also stop a video and then resume where you left off, whether you're watching on your iPhone, your computer, or your game console.

To tap into this app, you must be a paying Netflix subscriber (plans start at $8.99 a month) or set up a free 30-day trial. On the mobile side, you need to be running iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later.

The app's debut on the iPhone is not unexpected. After launching its mobile version for the iPad in April, Netflix confirmed that it was working on porting the app to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

What's next for Netflix? The company may be prepping an Android version of its mobile app. Reports recently surfaced that Netflix is hiring an Android video playback expert to work on a new project.
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #2  
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This is cool... I guess? I'm not sure I really want to watch a movie on my iPhone. Might be ok for iPad users.
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its good for quick episodes of family guy or something, but yeah watching a whole movie, I probably won't do much.
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I got it and it works well. Its nice to watch some of the secondary stuff I have in my streaming queue, the "A" list stuff I prefer to watch via DVD on the tv for better quality. Been using this at lunch at work.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:48 AM   #5  
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Don't your iPhones get hot after being on for awhile like that? When I play a game for longer than 30min or so my iPhone starts getting warm. I had a ~1hr long distance phone call the other day and the iPhone got so hot I didn't want it next to my ear anymore. Maybe it's defective? or does the same thing happen to you guys?
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Don't your iPhones get hot after being on for awhile like that? When I play a game for longer than 30min or so my iPhone starts getting warm. I had a ~1hr long distance phone call the other day and the iPhone got so hot I didn't want it next to my ear anymore. Maybe it's defective? or does the same thing happen to you guys?
The only time I've noticed my iPhone (3Gs or 4) get really hot is when I'm using a GPS enabled app.

That, and when I'm standing in direct sunlight. Here in Dallas... it's just brutal.
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Which one do you have? 3GS was known to get hot after prolonged use. Not sure if iphone4 has the issue.

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Don't your iPhones get hot after being on for awhile like that? When I play a game for longer than 30min or so my iPhone starts getting warm. I had a ~1hr long distance phone call the other day and the iPhone got so hot I didn't want it next to my ear anymore. Maybe it's defective? or does the same thing happen to you guys?
Not that I have noticed (I still have the 3G). Can't say I've ever used the streaming video/movie feature for more than about 30mins though. Always on wireless when doing so as well.
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Which one do you have? 3GS was known to get hot after prolonged use. Not sure if iphone4 has the issue.
Damn, I have the 3GS (don't feel like upgrading to the 4). I wasn't aware of this issue. Thanks for telling me, I'm glad I have the Apple protection plan and can get it replaced.
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It was a big problem with the initial roll out of the 3GS. Apple tried to deny it but the problem was so widespread, apple gave free downgrades to 3G. There were screen shots showing the 3GS getting so hot that it damaged the iphone's screen.

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Damn, I have the 3GS (don't feel like upgrading to the 4). I wasn't aware of this issue. Thanks for telling me, I'm glad I have the Apple protection plan and can get it replaced.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #11  
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I LOVE THIS APP... BY FAR MY FAV. AND MOST USED. IT GETS ME THROUGH MY WORK DAYS. NOTHIN BETTER THAN WATCHING NON-STOP EPISODES OF THE OFFICE WHILE DOING MY 9-5... PIC QUALITY ON MY iPHONE 4 IS VERY CLEAR. FRAME RATE IS SMOOTH AS CAN BE, AND IM RUNNING IT OVER 3G. ITS PRETTY COOL, I CAN START WATCHING A MOVIE / SHOW VIA NETFLIX ON MY G20 OR XBOX STOP IT PART WAY THROUGH, AND PICK UP WHERE I LEFT OFF ON MY PHONE. NO COMPLAINTS HERE. ITS A MUST HAVE.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #12  
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I downloaded the app when it first came out and didn't think I'd really use it. I've used it twice now and found it worthwhile both times.

Once while waiting for some friends in Vermont - Just sitting outside, I watched a movie and I did the same this weekend while waiting at the airport. It was certainly quicker and easier then getting out my laptop and didn't cost me anything since it was 3G whereas on my laptop (at least for netflix) I would have had to hook up to wifi.

I did think about how much better it would be on the ipad, but it would have the same drawback as my laptop since I don't think I'd get the 3G for it.
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