1. cjvitek's Avatar
    I wonder if there is any chance of getting a Netflix movie viewer for the iPhone - to watch the movies that they have available for streaming?
    10-04-2008 09:21 PM
  2. 4nimuS's Avatar
    I saw something in the Appstore which I think refers to Netflix. It's called "Phoneflix - Netflix for the iPhone". But since I haven't got a Netflix account I didn't try it out yet.
    10-07-2008 08:25 AM
  3. cjvitek's Avatar
    They have an app for managing you queue, but not one for watching the streaming videos that you get in your account.

    Chris
    10-07-2008 10:25 AM
  4. mikecc's Avatar
    PhoneFlix is not an official app from Netflix. I don't think att will like the idea of streaming movies, it will just put too much burden on the network.
    10-07-2008 12:59 PM
  5. cjvitek's Avatar
    Yet ironically, they allow streaming video (CV) with their 3G phones (including other smartphones). I wish at least that the iPhone had that!
    10-07-2008 03:44 PM
  6. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Is there a Netflix client for Mac OS X yet? Video often comes with DRM which does nothing to stop the real pirates, but prevents legitimate -- paying! -- users from enjoying their content when, where, and how they want to enjoy it (which Hollywood doesn't care about -- they expect you to pay for every different way you watch it, over and over again, for the same content).

    Unless Netflix brokered some deal with Apple/iTunes to wrap special versions in FairPlay (iTunes DRM), or provide a special App for an H.264 stream (the way YouTube does) tied in to some account login verification, we probably won't see Netflix for some time.

    (Or ever, as it competes with Apple's own rental service).
    10-07-2008 11:51 PM
  7. ihateallex's Avatar
    Apple shouldn't monopolize the streaming video rental market. I know the iPhone is theirs, but NetFlix is great and they should be able to compete. Apple be nice!
    10-08-2008 04:32 PM
  8. avt123's Avatar
    Apple shouldn't monopolize the streaming video rental market. I know the iPhone is theirs, but NetFlix is great and they should be able to compete. Apple be nice!
    It would be nice, but Apple would lose some money on the deal, and I don't think they want that to happen.
    10-08-2008 04:55 PM
  9. mikecc's Avatar
    Good news - We will be able to watch streaming movies on from Netflix on a Mac by the end of this year. Bad news (not related the Mac) - netflix is charging $1 on top of your monthly plan if you choose to watch Blu-ray.
    10-08-2008 05:31 PM
  10. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    be nice if the PS3 or XBox 360 played iTunes movies, but in reality, unless they have a special deal, shareholders would sue them for losing money...
    10-09-2008 12:29 AM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    be nice if the PS3 or XBox 360 played iTunes movies, but in reality, unless they have a special deal, shareholders would sue them for losing money...
    Netflix streaming free to subscribers on the Xbox 360 coming soon....
    10-10-2008 03:12 PM
  12. cjvitek's Avatar
    How about an app for jailbroken phones. I would probably pay for that.
    10-10-2008 04:04 PM
  13. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    @Bad Ash:

    Yup, Microsoft made a "Special Deal". They showed it off during the E3 keynote. Apple is not likely to make that deal

    Also, Netflix is US only...
    10-14-2008 07:20 PM
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