Netflix App for iPod and iPhone now available

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  1. Joe Moore

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    Hahaha, beat me to it. Man, I just randomly did a search this morning expecting not to find it and there it was. Guess it came out today.

    Also, Phantasy Star 2 :D 
     
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    Nice! I still think Netflix needs more streaming content though. I love the iPad app.
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    The EPIX stuff should be showing up soon, so that will really add to the list.

    The only category I have a hard time finding watchable films in is Horror (especially zombie horror). I've seen all of the a-list streaming stuff they have. Most everything else is bad, with the occasional gem spotted.
     
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    If they got Star Trek streaming, that would be worth the monthly alone. By the way, it's working well here at work with my wifi connection. Is it supposed to support 3G?
     
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    Star Trek is owned by CBS. They have refused to license their shows for streaming on Netflix and/or Hulu. And that's with both trying on many occasions to acquire the programing.
     
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    Will Netflix allow you to download movies specifically for Ipod use like Itunes does?
     
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    It's streaming only. Netflix has never offered movie downloads.
     
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    That explains a lot. Recently ATT Uverse allows for users to download shows to their Iphone and watch them as part of the Uverse Package. I noticed CBS was completely missing from that.
     
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    CBS wants to have a paywall for their content. They want their own subscription model so they make money off of every viewer.
     
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    Watched an Office and Firefly episode. Works fantastic. Haven't tried an entire episode on 3G, but I tried an Office in the car, and the quality was still great.
     
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    LOL....I can hear AT&T's overloaded 3G service groaning from here!
     
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    Works great on my crappy dsl. Couldn't believe how smooth it was. This will be fun!
     
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    Watched a Family Guy while waiting for my wings at Wing Stop. At&T's service was fine. But I do feel sorry for the guys who couldn't grandfather the unlimited plan.
     
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    Yep glad I'm grandfathered in, I've been playing with the app and watching eps at various times today, I predict it to become one of my favorite apps.
     
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    Yeah, I saw this download on my iPad last night. I alreadymhad it on ther and it works like a charm. Presumably it will work just as well for the iPhone and iTouch. It's a pretty sweet app to have.
     
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    What amazes me is that even in 3G, the video looks fantastic. This is considering that Youtube looks like ass on 3G.
     
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    So happy this is out now...I spend at least 2 hours a day on a bus commuting.

    So happy I am grandfathered into unlimited internet. I really cant imagine what this would be costing me if i was on one of the tiered plans. AT&T will make a mint off the people not paying attention.
     
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    This is good news for those who have the old unlimited data plan, bad for those who don't. I watched an episode of Firefly today and it looked pretty good.
     
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    So how are you guys liking it? I had to change my oil this weekend at Toyota and what was quoted as a hour and a half wait, turned into almost 3 hours. I watched some Office and Family Guy on 3G and it looked great and aside from one little bump, it played without a hitch. Very happy with the service so far. I wish I could add DVD ques from the app, but I can do that on phoneflix and that's free too (it would just be nice to have it all in one package).
     

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