In case you didn’t have enough stuff on your iPhone to entertain you, now you can stream movies and TV shows directly from Netflix onto your i-appliance of choice (well…iPhone or iPod touch). The Netflix app is available for free to Netflix members. According to the press release:
Members can choose a movie or TV episode from any of the lists and just tap the innovative Multi-Touch user interface to watch instantly or to save the title for viewing later…Additionally, users have the option of fast-forwarding and rewinding the video stream, and stopping at any time. When users want to start watching again, the video stream starts exactly where it was stopped, even on a different device capable of streaming from Netflix.
Personally, this app is not going to be my jam. I just can’t get down with watching such mini versions of my favorite actors — or really, any actors. It’s too hard for my brain to adjust and follow along. It’s not like watching TV, it’s more like watching ants that look vaguely like Courtney Cox.