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rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Good luck getting ATT to bless that. If it comes out, it will be Wifi only.
 

sseelman

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Sep 28, 2007
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Good luck getting ATT to bless that. If it comes out, it will be Wifi only.

Yes - agreed. The article was pretty specific that it would most likely be wi-fi only. I would personally be OK with that to start.
 

The General

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Jul 7, 2006
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I'd definitely prefer Netflix to Hulu. Hulu has ads. I hate ads.

This would be a welcome app even if it's limited to 802.11.
 

sseelman

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Sep 28, 2007
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I'd definitely prefer Netflix to Hulu. Hulu has ads. I hate ads.

This would be a welcome app even if it's limited to 802.11.

I agree. Netflix has no ads and much more content. Maybe some of the TV content is not quite as fresh on Netflix, but that is changing over time.
 

The General

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Jul 7, 2006
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True but I think most can tolerate 2 minutes of commercials for a show that would normally have around 8 minutes of them...

Nope. I won't tolerate being interrupted for some damn Cialis ad or that video professor retard telling me to try his product. That's why I download the TV shows and watch them with no ads or I watch them on Netflix, or I just don't watch them at all. Much better.
 

MacRumors

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Netflix Video Streaming Coming to the iPhone?



According to a report from Multichannel News, the iPhone may be next in line to gain the ability to stream video via Netflix’s "Watch Instantly" feature. The feature is currently available on Mac and PC for all Netflix members, but subscribers with an unlimited membership plan may also take advantage of "Watch Instantly" on compatible devices other than a computer, such as an Xbox 360 or Roku Digital Video Player.
Netflix, ahead of pay-TV providers, continues extending its own "TV Everywhere" strategy to more devices.

Next up: 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.")
While some iPhone applications such as YouTube offer video streaming over Wi-Fi or a cellular network data connection, other apps such as SlingPlayer Mobile are only capable of streaming video when connected to a Wi-Fi network, purportedly to avoid over-taxing cellular data networks. The report notes that a similar restriction is likely for any Netflix video streaming on the iPhone.


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Nintendo's Wii is also on the list of devices rumored to get "Watch Instantly" capability. No official word is available on when this feature may become available or the form in which it might arrive – an official app in the App Store or a special web portal. Netflix has declined to comment on this rumor.

Article Link: Netflix Video Streaming Coming to the iPhone?
 

AngryApple

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Dec 25, 2008
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I can't wait! My mom uses Netflix, so it would be great to watch some videos on my iPod touch. :cool::D
 

marine610610

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Mar 23, 2007
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This would be great! I always thought they couldn't do this for the same reasons we can't watch Hulu on our iPhones. One more reason to hold onto my netflix account.
 

marine610610

macrumors regular
Mar 23, 2007
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We can all thank AT&T for limiting this app to Wifi only!

I don't know that its a bad idea to limit the streaming of whole movies at a time to wifi. If the network can't handle it id rather them limit this than open it up and have the network grind down under the load.....
 

BTW

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Mar 4, 2007
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Can't wait for Netflix on the Wii. That's one more nail for the current AppleTV incarnation. Apple really needs to update the AppleTV.
 

coolbreeze

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Jan 20, 2003
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"The report notes that a similar restriction is likely for any Netflix video streaming on the iPhone."

...but I can stream YouTube and audio (iHeartRadio, Slacker, Pandora, etc, etc) via 3g...

If ATT is scared of video, they need to ban YouTube streaming via 3g. Oh wait...

(I actually think bans are Apple, not ATT. I watched Singbox on my Bold all the time via 3g).
 

PaperMacWriter

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Apr 5, 2009
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What will be used to stream it? I dont believe the iPhone has silverlight support.... or flash.. H.264? HTTP live streaming? I dont know what those are used for, but I hope we'll get non silverlight and non flash netflix on the mac soon!

SG :apple:
 
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