Netflix 7.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Netflix, a $7.99 per month over-the-top streaming video service, at last has gotten around updating its iPhone and iPad application for Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

Released Tuesday, the new version is now optimized for iOS 8 while supporting 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes of Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, respectively.

And if you own an iPhone 6 Plus and are a Netflix subscribers, you can now stream TV shows and movies in glorious full HD and enjoy 1080p content natively on that stunning Retina HD display.

Netflix 7.0 is available for free in the App Store.

The ability to stream shows in 1080p on the iPhone 6 Plus devices using Wi-Fi connections extends to Netflix originals like “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards”, said the firm.

One caveat: 1080p streaming isn’t supported on the iPhone 6 due to its 4.7-inch screen that maxes out at 1,334-by-750 pixels, enough for 720p but not good enough for native 1080p rendering.

“You’ll see more titles on screen to choose from, bigger imagery, and improved performance throughout,” said Netflix describing this update.

And if you use Chromecast, Google’s $35 HDMI dongle that streams web video to your big screen TV, you should notice streaming improvements overall.

Netflix 7.0 changelog

  • Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so you can see more content
  • 1080p video on iPhone 6 Plus
  • iOS 8 support
  • Chromecast improvements

Netflix is available across a myriad of mobile devices, computers, consoles and set-top boxes, starting at $7.99 per month (a free trial is available).

[App Store via Netflix Blog]

  • Shakur Ali

    New update no good it crash when open app does not open

  • John Kerins

    Same here crashing on iPhone 6 +

  • Josh

    unlike the last two, mine works fine…..

  • Josh

    kinda hard to tell a quality difference though on that small of a screen…

  • Danny Téllez

    Mine won’t open. iPhone 6, jail broken.

  • witcher

    To those with the crashing problem uninstall the netflix trailers Cydia tweak

  • Coleman Lee

    FOR EVERYONE THATS HAVING ISSUES WITH THE NEW UPDATE CRASHING. DELETE NETFLIX++ AND IT WORKS.

    • Blip dude

      What if that isn’t the issue??

  • Blip dude

    So, there is an option to play at 720p resolution on the 6 plus correct?? I ask for future reference.

  • Andrew Breyen

    If the new Netflix 7.0 update crashes when app opens, you must un-install Netflix++! On the phone with apple (hiding my jailbreak) and netflix for almost an hour. *UNINSTALL NETFLIX++!*

  • mobiIevids

    Here’s another great way to watch or download movies on your iOS device. I been using the “bigU Movies” app from Cydia lately and it has NO popups ads or advertisements. However you can get this app from the xsellize repo, insanelyi repo, zeusmos and Appcake within Cydia.
    I already watched the movies Interstellar and they also have Nightcrawler, John Wick, Ouija, Horns, Fury, Gone Girl, Annabelle, The Book of Life and The Equalizer. Honestly a better app than Netflix and no monthly subscription either.

    • Comex_

      I downloaded Interstellar earlier from bigU Movies and it was awesome. A must see movie 4 real.

    • Steve Jones

      i got the “bigU Movies” tweak from the xsellize repo on Cydia a week ago and it’s better than Netflix cuz it has more movies and newer movies

  • Isaac

    So glad I purchased the 6 Plus. More benefits!

  • Chris

    For those who experienced crashes Netflix++ now has support for Netflix 7.