Netflix adds Retina display support, new ToU to iPad app
Netflix wasted no time getting behind Apple’s latest hit tablet the new iPad, updating its iOS app this week to add support for the device’s ultra-HD Retina display.
Netflix’s App Store listing explains the changes made to Version 2.1.1, which include exclusive HD artwork for subscribers browsing on the new iPad. VoiceOver support fixes, better video playback on external displays and general stability tweaks round out the update.
Oddly missing is actual 1080p HD streaming. Netflix’s Mobile team stated on Twitter that while the feature is currently MIA, it’s “investigating support.” Maybe in v. 2.2? The company declined to go into detail.
Whether such an agreement would actually hold up in court is up for debate. Sony Computer Entertainment added a similar ‘no suing’ clause to its online PlayStation Network Terms of Service last September — a fairly transparent attempt at preventing future class-action lawsuits. (Several disgruntled gamers filed suits against the corporation after a highly-publicized intrusion into PlayStation 3 servers last spring compromised millions of customers’ personal information and forced the PlayStation Network offline for weeks.) Microsoft followed suit months later with its Xbox 360 ToS, minus the ability for paying Xbox Live members to opt out. (via Hacking Netflix)
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- Blown to smitherines
- Posted on: 25 Mar 12 01:59
Nevermind the mobile networks, most fixed networks don't have sufficient bandwidth to support 1080p streaming at a decent bitrate, and evidently the streaming services agree because the don't offer it.
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