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Netflix Now Offering 1080p Streaming on New Apple TV with Direct iTunes Store Account Billing

Following the announcement today of a new 1080p-capable Apple TV, Netflix has announced that it will support 1080p streaming on the new Apple TV. In addition, users will be able to sign up and pay for Netflix service on both the second and third-generation Apple TV models, using their iTunes Store account.
Starting today, you can sign-up for Netflix directly on your Apple TV and pay via your iTunes account. Plus, with the new third generation Apple TV, you’ll also be able to watch thousands of hours of great movies and television streaming on Netflix in 1080p high definition and with room-filling Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

Now, with a software update on your Apple TV, this seamless sign up and billing experience extends to the second generation Apple TV. The new sign up and payment experience on Apple TV is available wherever Netflix is, including in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Netflix's iOS app is also available free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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33 months ago
Screw netflix, I want Plex app support in Apple TV
Rating: 5 Votes
33 months ago
Will the current Apple TV 2 get the UI update or just the new AppleTV?
Rating: 5 Votes
33 months ago
Cool, I just want more streaming for my current Netflix subscription :( most of the movies I want are unavailable.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago
I wonder if this will come out of my iTunes balance. This would be great, because it would be basically 20% off for me, because I buy up iTunes gift cards whenever they are 20% off.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago

I agree. Their catalog is rather bland, but I have to say that TV shows are becoming very popular on Netflix, so at least there's that much....

Now, if only Netflix movie selection was better...

I question why I even have a Netflix account...


From what I hear the studios are asking for too much per title
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago

Now, if only Netflix movie selection was better...

I question why I even have a Netflix account...


Because it's 7.99. That's the price of a old used movie at like 7/11. You really can't beat that price.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago
Now, if only Netflix movie selection was better...

I question why I even have a Netflix account...
Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago
I love Chuck, sad it's over, but weird that you found my blog, I just recently started updating it and was coming here to mention it and voila!

That sounds like a bad joke from the TV series Chuck ala Jeffster.... but funny!

also the netflix move was predicted on a blog I read
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/apple_ipad_event_march_7_predictions (http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/apple_ipad_event_march_7_predictions)

:D

Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago
Surprised they didn't call the service Quickster for the AppleTV! :o
Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago
I hope the UK Netflix gets 1080p too, Netflix so much better than Lovefilm (I bet Amazon regrets that purchase now).
Rating: 2 Votes

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