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  • Initial Release: 30 Mar 2010
  • Vendor: Netflix, Inc.
  • Version: 5.3.1
  • Price: Free

Netflix is a popular subscription streaming video service available in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and the Netherlands. For a monthly fee, it provides all-you-can-watch movies and TV series. Exact content varies by region, but is catalog in nature, not first run. Think of it as re-runs on demand. However, in recent years Netflix has started airing its own original series, such as Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards.

Always a great service, Netflix struggled at the beginning to also be a great app. No longer. With 3 big updates in 2013, include an updated interface, and the addition of Netflix HD and proper AirPlay, it's now both. If you save a show on your iPad to watch later, you can pick up your iPhone and view all your saved shows there as well. Start watching a show on your iPhone but want to finish on your Apple TV? Not a problem. Netflix can save your place and let you pick up on any platform exactly where you last left off.

Aside from movies and TV series, Netflix also features a robust children's section complete with shows such as Caillou, Thomas the Train, and much more. If documentaries are your thing, Netflix has many original documentaries as well as hundreds more from The History Channel, Discover Channel, and many others. Netflix can also suggest content for you based on what you've watched and how you've rated it. You can rate shows, movies, and documentaries on almost all Netflix apps including on the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.

Netflix has an app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and is built-in to the Apple TV. It can also be watched via the web browser on the Mac.

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Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

While there are a number of web browsers available for OS X, only one is included: Safari. That makes Safari an incredibly important application for Apple, because it's one of the first things Mac users will use, and for many of us, it's the only web browser we use. So Safari is getting some big...
Comcast and Netflix agree to 'mutually beneficial' networking deal: Is it good for you?

Comcast and Netflix agree to 'mutually beneficial' networking deal: Is it good for you?

Much has been made about Netflix's degraded performance of late on Comcast and Verizon, but there's finally some resolution. Comcast has announced a "mutually beneficial interconnection agreement" with Netflix that would appear to put the troubles behind them. Comcast: Working collaboratively...
24: Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day starts tonight, relive Jack Bauer's worst days on iTunes now!

24, the smash-hit show starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer, is back tonight with 24: Live Another Day. Set some 4 odd years after the events of Season 8, Live Another Day sees a shift from the 24 episode format of old, while still retaining the real-time action. It...
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Netflix hiking rates around the globe, existing subscribers locked in for now

Netflix is in the process of sending emails to its European and US customers explaining its price increase for new subscriptions. More importantly for existing members, Netflix is committing to a 2 year freeze on any price increases, so for now at least it's a case of carry on as you are. The...
Why your Netflix streaming stinks, and who's going to pay to fix it

Why your Netflix streaming stinks, and who's going to pay to fix it

Wondering why you've had increasing problems with Netflix movies buffering or failing to load? There's little question anymore than your ISP is to blame. Are they justified in holding back that network traffic? Getting the problem fixed is a question of who's going to foot the bill. Cogent...
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Homeland being added to UK and Ireland Netflix today, there goes the weekend!

British and Irish folks looking for a weekend Netflix binge need look no further than Homeland. The first two seasons of the smash hit show are being added to the UK and Ireland Netflix collection today, March 13, for the very first time. Until now we've been able to get episodes pretty much as...

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Netflix on Apple TV makes it easy to binge-watch your favorite TV series

Netflix update on Apple TV makes it easier to binge-watch your favorite TV series

It looks like the Netflix service has been updated on Apple TV to work just like its app counterpart on the iPhone and iPad. Through the new update, Apple TV's version of Netflix will now show and auto-play the next episode when the credits for TV shows appear. This makes it more convenient for...
New and updated apps: Lego Marvel, Hatch, Facebook Messenger and more!

New and updated apps: Lego Marvel, Hatch, Facebook Messenger and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got messaging apps, a web browser, Netflix and more! New and updated iOS apps...
Best iPhone apps for cord cutters: XBMC, TV Show Tracker, Remote, and more!

Best iPhone apps for cord cutters: XBMC, TV Show Tracker, Remote, and more!

Looking for the best iPhone apps for cord cutters? Following the Vector podcast I did on cord cutting I've been getting a lot of questions about just that. How can cord-cutters still find shows and watch them, and fill in anything we might have missed? The answer is going to vary a lot depending...
Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

While there are a number of web browsers available for OS X, only one is included: Safari. That makes Safari an incredibly important application for Apple, because it's one of the first things Mac users will use, and for many of us, it's the only web browser we use. So Safari is getting some big...
Orange is the New App

Orange is the New App is Netflix's new app for Litchfield Correctional

Orange Is The New Black's second season went live on Netflix Friday and the reviews have mostly been positive for the sophomore season of the acclaimed series. Now Netflix is spreading the love to iOS and Android devices thanks to the release of Orange Is The New App (yes, that is its real name...
Netflix will now stream its video natively in Safari on Apple's new OS X Yosemite operating system on the Mac

Netflix brings HTML5 streaming to OS X Yosemite's Safari

Netflix continues to get rid of using Microsoft's Silverlight video player in its web browser versions. Today, the streaming video company announced that, starting with the version of Safari in Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it will move over to HTML5. Netflix stated they have "been working...
New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got social media tool updates, a new version of the popular Airbnb service's...
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Vodafone sweetens its 4G offerings with free Netflix for six months

Vodafone UK has today announced a partnership with Netflix that will see customers receiving a free six month subscription to the video-on-demand service. Anyone signing up to a Vodafone Red 4G contract beginning in July – and lasting until the end of the year – will be given the option to...
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Netflix bringing its streaming goodness to more Europeans later this year

Netflix is about to spread its wings and fly to several new European countries as part of a sizeable expansion plan later this year. Without being too specific on when, the streaming video service announced that Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg are the lucky six....
Best streaming video apps for iPhone and iPad (U.S.): Netflix, Amazon Instant, Air Video, and more!

Best streaming video apps for iPhone and iPad: Netflix, Amazon Instant, Plex, and more!

The best U.S. video streaming apps for iPhone and iPad, from the movies you grew up with to the shows you want to catch up on! Looking for the best iPhone apps or best iPad apps for streaming video right to your phone or tablet? Whether you want to watch — or re-watch — thousands of old movies...

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