Netflix iOS App Enables Airplay, HD

by Categorized: Apple, Apps Date:

Netflix announced today that it’s new version of it’s iOS App allows video streaming to Apple TVs.

Airplay is a feature that allows video or audio played on an iPad, iPhone or later model Mac computer to appear on the TV connected to an Apple TV. While there is a Netflix app on the Apple TV, the new feature will allow a user to connect to other units on the same Wifi network without entering account information on that device and have more precise control over playback features.

The new feature was announced in the Netflix company blog  written by Roma De, the director of product management at Netflix. Version 5.0 was released in the App Store within the last 24 hours.

She lists other reason you may want to use your iOS device for controlling the video:

(FILE) 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees Netflix To Report Quarterly Earnings This WeekUse your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for the Apple TV during AirPlay. You can pause, seek, select audio or subtitles and stop playback from your iPhone or iPad.

To make this even easier use the lock screen functionality (iOS 7) in our new iOS app during AirPlay. And you can continue to use other apps like email on your phone while using Airplay with Netflix.

Netflix recently made moves to close it’s Bloomfield distribution center.

Do you plan on using the new feature?

The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.