Thursday, May 31, 2012

Netflix Enables Wi-Fi-Only iOS Mode

Updated player on iPhone
The latest version of the Netflix mobile app for iOS devices allows users to disable mobile network use to watch Netflix content. The new video player for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch has a more consistent look and feel across PC and mobile devices.

Netflix also has added an option to its features settings menu so users can choose to allow streaming from Netflix only when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

That feature will help users manage their bandwidth buckets, while also allowing mobile use of the Netflix streaming feature.

People are smart enough to figure out they should watch streaming video when at home, using their fixed network bandwidth.

That is increasingly congruent with user behavior, as more users are watching their tablets and even smart phones during the standard "prime time" video viewing hours.

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