Netflix Finally Comes To The iPhone And iPod Touch

Netflix app for iPhone

Netflix had released their iPad app on the App Store as soon as the device was available in the US.

Netflix had announced in April that they are also working on an iPhone app.

As promised, Netflix has finally released the Netflix app for iPhone and iPod Touch.

You need to be a Netflix member to use the app to watch movies and TV shows on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Netflix for iPhone and iPod Touch works over Wi-Fi as well as over 3G, which was a nice surprise as we were expecting it to work only over Wi-Fi. Though it remains to be seen if it will work properly over AT&T’s congested 3G network.


Netflix app for iPhone  Netflix app for iPhone


Netflix app for iPhone

You can also browse movies and manage your instant Queue from your iPhone.

You can resume watching a movie on your iPhone or iPod Touch that you had paused on your TV or computer.

We have heard some reports of users having problems using the iPhone app. Rebooting the iPhone or iPod Touch after installing the iPhone app seems to resolve the issue.

As always, don’t forget to drop us a line to give us your feedback about the iPhone app in the comments section below.

  • Frank

    Del carajo!!!

  • Will

    Works great on my iPhone 4

  • Jason

    Works pretty good over wifi on my iPhone 3g with iOS4 jailbroken to allow multitasking (in other words, it seems to work fine on slow devices with limited memory).

  • Yoda

    Tried with 4 bars on 3G and later with wifi – stuttered and kept stopping to buffer both times.

  • Mark

    Sweet baby Jesus! Gnarly!

  • jdb

    3g unrestrictor provides awesome video everywhere!

  • Jeff

    App needs FW Ver 3.1.3 or higher. Is there anything I can do to get it to work on 3.1.2- iPhone 3GS???

  • Daniel

    Wowww this is so good.I love it with no problems whatsoever.

  • Cubanazo

    Brother…you have to be Cuban…right?
    Anyway…esta volao!!

  • seb

    not in the uk though :(

  • Ju1cebox

    Meh I hate how a lot of these apps are restricted to a specific Country. How about showing some love to the Canadians gosh!

  • Slopi

    You can still use the 'hacked' method of running the iPad only version of the Netflix (1.4)app on your iDev on iOS 3.1.2. In fact, that's what I'm still doing because I don't want to upgrade my firmware until there's a proper 4.* jailbreak.

    Using the composite video cables also works with the 'hacked' version as well. Can anyone confirm if video cables work with this new version of the app?

  • Slopi

    If you're having problems running this app in a specific country, if you're currently jailbroken, you can download "FakeLocation" from Cydia and fake your devices location for any app, including Netflix, making it appear you are in the US.

  • bcizle

    I have a jailbroken 3gs with FW 3.1.3 and when I hit play the movie begins to load and the play even shows up but less than a second later the player disappears. Any ideas?

  • Brains

    I tried it this morning and it worked amazing. I was getting texts while the movie was going and it took maybe 5 seconds to get back to the movie. Great app!

  • ShadowDTX

    I have the same problem….. jailbroken 3gs fw 3.1.3 and I push play and less than a second later it goes back to the browsing screen. Need help please!!!!!!

  • Laotzu

    I have a jailbroken unlocked 3GS running 4.01

    When trying to play videos it begins to load then the player disappears.

    No idea why. I tried rebooting to no avail.

  • Vorple

    I wish the netflix video would show through the iphone tv doc like the video podcasts do.

  • benito

    you need to update to 4.0.1

  • benito

    Hey, that is true! I wish the can fix that.. it would really amazing that I can watch the movies in my TV trough the home theater dock. just like the you tube app or the movies in the iPod app.

  • http://tech-senses.com/ Tristan Thomas

    Now I understand that the Netflix App is a great step in the right direction BUT its too bad its limited because of AT&Ts control over the already controlling iPhone.

    Why do I says its controlling? Because it will be controlling your pocket and how much money you spend on your limited data plans.

    Most iPhone users hype themselves over the app but do they even really understand how much data this app uses? I didnt either until i read this article that laid out the data usage.

    You can find it here: http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com/2010/09/07/netflix-and-new-iphone-data-users-dont-get-excited-7/