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Netflix beats iTunes to TV streaming for iPhone

Netflix has launched its free app for iPhone and iPod touch, allowing members (on plans starting from $8.99/month) to instantly watch TV episodes and movies streamed to their devices.  Notice on the screen shot above it is working beautifully over AT&T’s 3G without any pixel-izing.  That might be good for those grandfathered into real unlimited plans.

Oh, this might work on an iTV as well ;)

The Netflix App for iPhone and iPod touch is available on Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Content is organized based on a members’ personal preference, popular genres, new arrivals and individual instant queues.

“Apple has changed the game for mobile devices,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer. “We’re excited that our members can now carry Netflix around in their pockets and instantly watch movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix right to their iPhone or iPod touch.”

TV episodes and movies are conveniently organized into a variety of categories based on members’ personal preferences, popular genres, new arrivals and members’ individual instant Queues. 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.

Users can fast forward and rewind video using the software, which is available for iOS 3.13 or later…

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