Netflix for iOS Updated with New iPad Interface
Following up on last month's promise that it would be launching an updated user interface for its iPad application, Netflix has just updated its universal iOS app to version 2.0. The new update brings the updated iPad interface, compatibility with new streaming services in Latin America, and several other improvements.
New in Netflix v 2.0
1. Netflix now available in Latin America for iPhone and iPad
2. New iPad UI for all regions - US, Canada, Latin America - requires upgrade to iOS 5
3. Addressed stability issues
4. For support questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As Netflix previously noted when the revised interface debuted on Android tablets, the app now displays twice as many movies and TV shows as with the old interface, making it easier for users to discover new content to add to their Instant Queues.
Netflix is a free download, but requires a monthly subscription to Netflix's streaming service.
Top Rated Comments
Guess you don't have kids .... For just me and my wife it probably wouldn't be worth it ... but my kids make heavy use of the streaming and it's so much cheaper than buying all the DVD's (and renting would be way way more expensive since kids watch movies over and over again).
So, I agree, there is for many people limited use of streaming, but for some it means great savings.
I have a love/hate relation with Netflix, sometimes I am so into them, sometimes I actually freeze my membership for months at a time.
That said, for just $8 you get a very good selection. Yes it is very thin on the blockbuster / popular movie front, but the kids selection is great, documentaries are very recent, and foreign / indy movies are fantastic. Thanks to Netflix I discovered and watched incredible movies that I didn't know existed.
Regarding the price, I think $8 a month is a steal. If you watch 2 movies a month, you've already got your money's worth. Sure, there's a lot of crap, but there are also a lot of hidden gems I've stumbled upon thanks to Netflix's suggestions for me based on my viewing history.
I find their selection is good, and I've been using Netflix for 10 months. I honestly have a hard time keeping up with all the new content.
What, you don't like their seemingly endless selection of streaming direct to video movies starring Dolph Lundgren? ;)
I dropped streaming because of the poor selection, but continue to be on the 3 disks at a time plan.
Have you ever visited their website on an iPad? It just generally does not work. Try clicking on a link. Most of the time, the only way to open a link is to press and hold, then open in a new tab. I use my iPad for most of my web browsing, but it is almost impossible to update my selections at Netflix.
Netflix is the only website that I visit that does not seem to work well for the iPad version of Safari.