Update to Netflix brings 1080p resolution to content for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Update to Netflix brings 1080p resolution to content for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Some of you might remember when watching YouTube on the OG Apple iPhone could be very good, or very bad. It all depended on whether you were using an EDGE connection, or hooked into a Wi-Fi signal. On EDGE, most YouTube videos looked awful, while on Wi-Fi they were sharp and clear. What brings this up is word today that Netflix has updated its app for iOS to improve the resolution of videos and television programs viewed on the app.

Starting today, Apple iPhone 6 Plus users watching Netflix, can view content in 1080p resolution. But there is a catch. The phone must be hooked up to a Wi-Fi connection in order for the higher resolution to be employed. Netflix also says that it has optimized its UI to work with the larger 4.7-inch screen on the Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch screen on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Netflix says that "You’ll see more titles on screen to choose from, bigger imagery, and improved performance throughout." Right now, viewers can watch the second season of the highly regarded Orange is the New Black, produced in-house by Netflix..

source: Netflix via Engadget

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Bullish. Why can't it be on data and wifi? Stop limiting it to just one connection. I can watch HD Netflix when I'm away from home.

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Maybe the avg apple user doesn't know that one movie would kill their entire data allotment for the month. Who knows.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

There's an app for that, 3G unrestrictor api can fix that !! ...yup

3. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Would be cool if there were an option to switch it on for data. With a warning that you are about to wreck your 2gb plan LOL

4. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

WTH, why would they limit it?!! Just have it so it is originally set to the wi-fi only settings for HD content and allow people to change it if they want. I'm on an unlimited data plan and would love this while traveling. Just a stupid decision Netflix.

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