August 27, 2010 | Andy Boxall
Previously only available for the iPad, the official Netflix app is now available for the iPhone too, which should see a massive increase in both the amount of downloads and the amount of people enjoying streaming content out and about. Obviously you’ll need to be a Netflix subscriber to enjoy this one, but once you’re up and running, the app syncs with your queue straight away, even remembering where you stopped the last program you were watching!
If that sounds good, how about offline streaming and online streaming over Wi-Fi and 3G, then? Yes, if you want to download something to watch later, you can do, with the content stored on your iPhone with no interaction with iTunes necessary, or if you have a sudden desire to watch something in particular, you won’t have to find a Wi-Fi hotspot, as 3G streaming is enabled!
Aside from this, the other options are minimal, with a search button and access to your queue the only other notable features. If you’re interested to know if your data allowance will handle the streaming of a movie, Wired estimates that a 90-minute film used around 420MB, so some of you may have to be careful.
The application is available in the US App Store as a free download right now.