Netflix members can now watch movies and TV shows on an iPhone or iPod Touch.
A new app streams content from Netflix’s huge entertainment library to the devices via 3G or Wi-Fi networks. The app is free, but users have to subscribe to Netflix’s movie-rental service. Plans start at $8.99 a month.
The films are not recorded, but can be stopped, fast-forwarded, and rewound at any time.
We did a quick test this morning with the films His Girl Friday and Julie and Julia. The films looked great when our iPhone was connected to a home Wi-Fi network. They suffered from buffering hang-ups when viewed over the 3G cellphone network.