Manage and Watch Movies with the Netflix App for iPad - dummies

Manage and Watch Movies with the Netflix App for iPad

You can watch TV shows and movies on your Mac or PC, and with the Netflix app on your iPad, you can even watch them on your iOS device, so long as you have an Internet connection. If you have a Netflix account, you can add a movie to your Instant Queue (a queue for those shows you want to stream), add it to your DVD queue (the queue for getting DVDs mailed to your house), or you can just Play it right now. You can also read up on the show, get cast information, and more.


Another very cool tool for using Netflix is the ability to rate movies. The company uses proprietary algorithms to suggest movies and TV shows you might like based on the shows that you’ve rated. The system works more often than not, and it gets better as you give it more information.

The video quality looks great on the iPad’s display, and it’s a great way to rent movies and TV shows. Even if you just want to manage your physical DVD queue on your iPad, however, the app is a better experience than using the company’s Web site in Safari. It’s a hybrid app, too, and it works just as well on your iPhone.