Netflix update goes HD for iOS 7, adds AirPlay streaming

Netflix has released a new version of their streaming video software for the iPhone and the iPad. The new 5.0 release is now available for download from the App Store.

New to this release is support for Netflix HD, higher quality video. AirPlay streaming is also supported. (Both features require iOS 7). Netflix also describes "playback optimizations" and "quality improvements" in this new release without enumerating specifics. Netflix notes that in order for AirPlay streaming to work, you'll need to turn off AirPlay mirroring.

Netflix is the popular video rental service that has in recent years increasingly become a streaming video service. The company offers thousands of movies and television shows, including originally produced content.

Peter Cohen