New App Review: NetFlixs on the Small Screen
I think this is the app that will get me to buy an iPad! The new iPad that folks think with be announced on the September 1, Apple event (more on that over at Wikinews). Either way the Netflix app is cool.
Here is what you get:
- It’s free with a NetFlix Account, starting at $8.99
- Amazing collection of movies and TV shows that is growing
- Full Video Control – pause, fast forward, etc.
- Image quality is just beautiful on the iPhone 4
- Works on iPhone, iPad and iTouch
- Load time and performance was great
I did check the iTunes store reviews at 2000+, the biggest complaint from the NetFlik crowd seemed the inabilty to manage “the disc queue”. Add that one to the next upgrade, por favor!
I do think NetFlik missed the boat on using this to drive new members. If you are not a member, App tells you to go visit www.netflixs.com to sign-up. Problem is if you click on that on your iPhone, the site has not been optimized for a web browser. I would think in this case they could have gone for a fully enabled mobile touch site. I would have thrown in a special promo page with a free trail and speedy registration.
This is a nice opportunity to get new folks, use it people! Make the final mile easy!
But that’s just cranky marketing gal talk, and I think this is a no-brainer for NetFlix junkies or wannabe junkies.
Who is watching videos on their cell phones?
Popularity: 35% [?]