In the past, if you wished to view the streaming content from Netflix on the iPhone, you needed to resort to jailbreaking or hacking to make it possible. However, you do not need to do the same today. The app from the house of Netflix will make it possible to stream content directly to the iPhone or iPod Touch.
Note that you will have to sign up for your Netflix Unlimited Instant Streaming account. It starts at $8.99. However, the free app is also available for your computers and mobile devices.
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Netflix has introduced Instant Streaming of the movies in the browser itself. There are other media applications like the Zinc TV and the Boxee. These services help better streaming of the videos for you. iPad users already had this service at their disposal. However, the official Netflix application will allow you to stream content from Netflix directly your iPhone.
Watch Netflix On Your iPhone Or iPhone Touch Without A Jailbreak or Hack
Install the Netflix App
Obviously, to start with, you will have to download as well as install the official app from Netflix. You can get it either from iTunes online or from the App Store. In this context, the device is the iPod Touch that comes with the iOS 4.0.3. Once you have installed the app, you will have to log on to your Netflix account. If you do not have one, you will need to sign up.
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Browsing the Netflix Contents
Once you sign up, you will be directed to the home page. If you were watching any movie in Netflix before, you will be surprised to know that you can continue watching it with the help of Resume an Instant Streaming. If you tap on the “Resume” button, you will be directed to the overview screen telling you what the film is all about.
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The movie will start playing from the point where you left it when you were watching previously. You will get all the controls like the fundamental video playback as well as for controlling the volume. It is very much the same as you play videos on a computer.
The Genres segment will allow you to look for newer Instant Streaming movies. There are more categories to browse from like “Television”, “Children & Family”, “Drama”, “Horror”, “Comedy”, etc. If you know a title of a certain movie, you can directly search for the precise titles too.
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If you have anything stored in the Instant Queue, you can immediately start watching it. When you are browsing various movies you can play it straight away by only tapping on the thumbnail of the video. Alternatively, you can get to know the overview of the movie, by tapping the movie name. You can then either add it to Instant Queue or play it right away.
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Add Movies To The Queue
Adding a movie of your choice to the Instant Queue is easy. It is just like the “Favorites”. Below the thumbnail of the movie, you will find the “Add to Instant” button.
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Just tap it and the movie is added to the Instant Queue. You can watch it later any time.