Netflix Mobile App Review: Free Movie Stream to Your IPhone Anytime

By Barbara Holbrook

The Netflix iPhone application is one of the top 100 in the
Apple App Store. Also available to iPad and iPod touch users,
the Netflix iPhone application gives users the ability to watch
the same movies and television shows right from the iPhone. This
instant streaming app for iPhone is free for users; however, it
does require a Netflix subscription to utilize its features.

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Pros of the Netflix Mobile Movie Streaming

The application requires users to sign in to their Netflix
account before downloading and using it. A basic Netflix account
costs $8.95 a month and the app will run on any device using iOS
3.13 or newer. The basic account allows users to rent a single
DVD at a time, which ships to the user’s home in addition to
allowing users to watch as many movies and television shows they
want from their computer. However, to use the iPhone
application, the subscriber must subscribe to the unlimited plan
after the trial period expires. Additionally, if users want to
watch these movies and shows from other devices, they must
subscribe to the unlimited plan as well, which is more
expensive.

After logging into the Netflix account from the application,
users are given a choice of what they want to do; browse based
on previous searches, browse new movies or new television shows
and browse “Movie’s You’ll Love.” Additionally, users can choose
from various tabs to switch from the home page to genre
listings, a search page, and an instant Queue page if the user’s
Netflix account has one.

Netflix Movie Playback

Playing videos using the Netflix iPhone application is allowed
on both the 3G service and Wi-Fi network service. However, those
without unlimited data plans should watch on Wi-Fi, otherwise,
they would incur massive overages on their bill. However, if
using the 3G network, keep in mind that the video buffers
constantly as compared with Wi-Fi, which plays seamlessly; no
buffering or other hiccups. Once the video starts, users are
presented with a slider bar so they can fast forward, pause,
rewind and stop the video.

This app allows users to pick up where they left off if they
have to stop a video in the middle of playback. Additionally, if
a phone call or text message is received in the middle of a
video, the video will pause itself to alert the user. The user
can reject or accept the call or message and the app will resume
where it left off once the action is taken.

Cons of the Netflix Mobile App

While the Netflix application is the most popular movie viewing
application available on the iOS platform, the app itself lacks
a few distinct features, which should have been included since
users are required to sign up for an unlimited account. For
example, the app lacks some of the genres found when using
Netflix at home. Additionally, users cannot synchronize their
video orders from the application. For example, users cannot
watch anything they have ordered at home. They must re-order the
video from the app using the Watch Instantly Queue instead.
Additionally, the Watch Instantly Queue cannot be re-ordered so
the titles added must be added to the bottom of the list only.

Overall, the simple fact that the iOS platform can finally
stream video is a feature that many users are happy to have. Not
only does the Netflix application whet the appetite for this
newly acquired feature, but it does it better than others do.
With an average user rating of three and a half stars out of
four, the Netflix app for iPhone is one of the top rated and for
good reason.

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