Netflix for iOS Updated With iPhone 6 Support, 1080p Video for iPhone 6 Plus

The Netflix for iOS app was today updated to version 7.0, adding support for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. With the new fully optimized app, more content is visible on the screen and menu bars are shrunken down to a more appropriate size for the bigger display.

The app has also gained support for iOS 8 and it introduces full 1080p HD streaming video on the larger-screened iPhone 6 Plus, made possible because of the native 1920 x 1080 resolution of the device. 1080p streaming is not available on the iPhone 6, which has a resolution of 1334 x 750.

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Netflix interface before update on left, after update on right

According to Netflix, users will just need "a good WiFi connection" to take advantage of 1080p streaming on the iPhone 6 Plus, with 1080p resolution extending to movies and Netflix original TV shows like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.
What's New in Version 7.0
- Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so you can see more content
- 1080p video on iPhone 6 Plus
- iOS 8 support
- Chromecast improvements
Netflix can be downloaded from the App Store for free. Monthly plans start at $7.99. [Direct Link]

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68 months ago

why use netflix when you can watch all movies for free on xbmc?


Why buy gas when I can siphon my neighbor's gas tank in the middle of the night for free?
Rating: 30 Votes
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68 months ago

Def. a big phone. But once you get used to it, which you do. You have a better phone, better screen, better battery and better camera.


Unfortunately, my pocket is unable to get used today it. Even the 6 is a little uncomfortable sometimes.
Rating: 7 Votes
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68 months ago

What ever happened to Netflix dumping stupid Silverlight? That never happened. It still requires it, as I found out last time someone wanted to watch Netflix on my computer.


Nope.

Netflix does not require Silverlight on Yosemite. It might still use it if you have it installed, but otherwise it will use HTML5 (with DRM) - and it works great.
Rating: 4 Votes
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68 months ago
Now we just need Netflix to support 4K through Safari on the Retina iMac
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68 months ago
Seems the iPhone 6 Plus is gaining all the best stuff... Too bad I don't want such a ridiculously big phone.
Rating: 3 Votes
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68 months ago



Comcast has data limits on home ISP services now!? Geez...the US is really getting the shaft connectivity-wise nowadays. The cellular rates have always been excessive, and now the home ISP's are going to that business model???


This is because a lit of ISPs are normally monopolies in certain areas. They have even lobbied to pass laws so municipalities can't run their own cable.

In places where those laws were successfully challenged and the municipality installed their own ISP. The service from the cable company suddenly gets better. Like magic
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68 months ago
There is 4k content on Netflix, a few TV shows. It isn't much, but it's better than nothing.

There are H.265 decoders for Mac OS, so there is no technical hurdle for Netflix offering 4K to Retina iMacs.
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68 months ago

There is no such thing as 1080p and Netflix will just blame Comcast, now add new movies and TV Shows already no one is asking for more Documentaries.


Can't tell if serious.
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68 months ago
I want the Netflix iOS app on my Mac. What ever happened to Netflix dumping stupid Silverlight? That never happened. It still requires it, as I found out last time someone wanted to watch Netflix on my computer. Meanwhile, the iOS app seems to just use QuickTime to play it.
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68 months ago

Let me guess, you still can't shut of auto play of the next TV episode?

Hope not, it's a terribly intrusive feature especially as it cannot be disabled. Can totally ruin the mood after an episode finishes.

The search is still poor and television still doesn't get subcategories like on the web. Sort order is also inflexible and it's difficult to see what's new.

Over all it's an improvement, but still so much could be better with a bit of effort.
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