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Netflix iPad App is Real; Hulu in the Works – CE Pro

How many times can Netflix (r)evolutionize movie watching? We thought the rent-by-mail with no late fees was cool. So was being able to stream to your Blu-ray player and gaming console.

Now it appears you’ll be able to marry you’re brand spanking new iPad with Netflix for a movie-viewing love fest on the portable device’s 9.7-inch screen.

The free Netflix iPad app was released on April 1 and doesn’t appear to be an April Fool’s joke.

It appears to have some pretty nifty features to basically mimic your experience of the Watch Instantly for your PC, like being able to browse and manage your queue and even pick up on the iPad where you may have left off watching in the living room.

Here’s how the Application Description reads:

Get Netflix on your iPad. Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix.
-Watch as often as you want
-It’s part of your Netflix unlimited membership
-Resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer
-Browse movies and manage your Queue right from your iPad

And the app is rated 12+, obviously, because we’re not all watching Disney cartoons.

So is this the so-called killer app? Thousands of movies and TV shows in the palm of your hands, on a much nicer screen than what an iPhone/iPod touch can offer?

According to Slashfilm.com, ABC also has an app so you can watch the broadcast network’s streaming episodes, and The New York Times reports Hulu is also planning on unleashing an iPad app. That certainly would be huge, but apparently might also be tied into Hulu’s testing the paid subscription waters. Still, we’re guessing plenty of people would throw in a few bucks a month to access Hulu, especially if they’re able to right from their iPad.

5 replies on “Netflix iPad App is Real; Hulu in the Works – CE Pro”

Hi BrothaTech,
So what's your ultimate verdict? Is the iPad worth it or is it just a big iPhone/iTouch and yet another gadget to carry around?

Loving the redesign by the way – though I know you've had it for a while 🙂

Thanks for the love, although I think the site looks a little crowded. I may figure out a way to make it look simpler.

This theme is a free one I found. Once this site can support it's own, I will prolly upgrade to a nicer theme

Actually, it's all of the above!

Simply put, I like the iPad because I could really use something like it. I hate pulling out my laptop and waiting for it to boot up if all I want to do is just surf the web for a couple of minutes before I hit the sack Or while I'm sitting in a restaurant, or airport, OR on vacation. In all of those instances, I don't really need an full-blown computer. Sure, I could do that with an iPhone, iPod Touch…or my BlackBerry, but I like the larger screen of the ipad, and with bigger guts (processing power and Flash drive space) messing with the iPad should be more enjoyable than squinting at a smartphone.

Now is that all worth 500-900 bucks? It all depends on how much value you put in ease of use, accessibility & and convienience…

And based on the numbers the iPad is doing thus far, a great deal of people put a high value on wiping out an iPad and just goofing around.

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