By: Simon Sage, IntoMobile Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Back at the iOS 4 announcement, Netflix announced that they would have an app for iPhone out this summer to join its iPad offering, and today it’s available! As you would expect, you can add shows to your instant queue, search for particular TV shows or movies, browse through genres of programming, and watch shows right on your iPhone, streaming in over 3G or Wi-Fi. The app remembers where you left off, so you can jump right back into your movie if you get interrupted. Of course, you need to sign up for an $8.99/month subscription to use Netflix, but for just about all of the mobile entertainment you could ever need, that seems like a small price to pay.
I’m sure I’m not the only Canadian who wishes we had the service up here, especially considering it plugs into your TV through Xbox, Wii, Playstation 3, WiVo, and a variety of other web-enabled hardware. Digital streaming certainly makes more sense than mailing out DVDs, and it enables a wider variety of applications, like mobile in this case. Android fans, sit tight – it sounds like Netflix is coming your way next.
Simon Sage’s education largely surrounded writing, technology and online community, leading him to begin his blogging career at www.BlackBerryCool.com and to quickly discover a vibrant and active community surrounding BlackBerry and mobile technology. In exploring RIM’s platform, he has learned what enterprises are looking for in mobility as well as what makes the innocuous BlackBerry so appealing to them. Recently Simon’s been covering RIM’s gradual move into an already-crowded consumer market, and the impact of burgeoning challengers, such as the iPhone, as well as long-time leaders, like Nokia, on BlackBerry’s advancement.
With plenty of content under his belt, Simon will be branching off a bit to see what other smartphone manufacturers are working on while still using BlackBerry as a barometer. At IntoMobile, you can count on his posts being even-handed, well-informed and thought-out.
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