updated 08:25 am EDT, Thu August 26, 2010
Netflix for iOS now true universal app
Netflix this morning posted its long promised iPhone version as a universal app (free, App Store) that works with both the iPhone and iPod touch as well as the iPad. In its smaller form, the movie streaming app has a true native interface rather than a recreation of the website on Apple's tablet. Movie viewers can still add to and manage the movie queue as well as resume from where they left off when playing on another device.
Streaming works over both 3G and Wi-Fi.
As with the iPad and every other Netflix source, the iPhone-sized version needs at least a standard $9 Netflix subscription. Internet streaming doesn't disrupt regular Blu-ray or DVD rentals and is unlimited in itself, although the selection isn't as large as for physical copies.