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Netflix to Offer Streaming Video to iPhone?

Netflix to Offer Streaming Video to iPhone?

Posted August 3, 2009 at 7:48pm by iClarified
Netflix may be working on an application to provide video streaming to the iPhone, according to MultiChannel.com.

The company will soon offer the Watch Instantly video-streaming feature on Apple iPhones and iPod Touch devices and the Nintendo Wii gaming console, according to an industry executive familiar with Netflix’s plans. (Netflix wouldn’t confirm the info, with a rep saying it declines to comment on “rumors or speculation.”)

MultiChannel notes that Netflix already provides content on: PCs, Macs, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, TiVo DVRs, Internet-connected Blu-ray players from LG Electronics and Samsung, the Roku set-top, and TVs from Sony and LG.


Whether or not a Netflix app would be approved is debatable. Apple could refuse the app because it 'duplicates' iPhone functionality and AT&T would likely object to the app on its 3G network. That being said the increased pressure by the media and the FCC on fair App Store practices might make now a good time to submit the application for approval.


[via TechCrunch]


Netflix to Offer Streaming Video to iPhone?
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Conor
Conor - August 4, 2009 at 3:50am
netflix and sky tv dont play on the PPC macs because of Silverlight 2 is only recognised by intel based macs. Only one for us ppc users is silverlight 1 which is crap. And since silverlight isnt available for the iphone either , I dont see this as anytime too soon as the problem of solving it is at the feet of microsoft. Microsoft help the iphone! yeah ... sure
iDood
iDood - August 4, 2009 at 12:50am
If this gets approved count me in. I would love to be able a movie on the go.
Fred
Fred - August 3, 2009 at 9:50pm
This is going to be an awesome idea, until AT&T tells Apple to reject it.
Chris Wanja
Chris Wanja - August 3, 2009 at 8:32pm
But only capable of viewing via WiFi, anything else is to be rejected.
Conor
Conor - August 4, 2009 at 3:49am
netflix and sky tv dont play on the PPC macs because of Silverlight 2 is only recognised by intel based macs. Only one for us ppc users is silverlight 1 which is crap. And since silverlight isnt available for the iphone either , I dont see this as anytime too soon as the problem of solving it is at the feet of microsoft. Microsoft help the iphone! yeah ... sure
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