Netflix gives its iOS app better playback controls

Netflix 3.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Netflix has a pretty decent app on the iOS platform that really becomes indispensable if you’re among the growing number of people subscribed to its service that streams Hollywood movies and television shows to your home.

Today, the company has issued a new version 3.0 build of the iOS app, tweaking the user interface while adding a few improvements. For starters, the zoom icon is back so you can control your experience when in full screen.

And if you’re on an iPad, you can also touch the player UI screen to see the title of the currently watched show…

Netflix has also found a better placement for the play/pause and Back-10 buttons, “so you can easily control your experience.”

It’s a free universal binary download for all your iOS devices running iOS 5 or later. Of course, you will need a $7.99 monthly subscription to enjoy the shows.

Netflix 3.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

Last month, Netflix announced a new U.S. deal for television episodes from Warner Bros. Beginning February 1, Netflix started making first episode of House Of Cards available to non-members for one month.

The firm also teamed up with DreamWorks Animation to launch first ever Netflix original series for kids, starting with Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) based on DreamWorks’s upcoming animated movie Turbo.

According to the January Netflix rankings for U.S. Internet service providers, more than 33 million members view over one billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix per month.