|Is Netflix Coming to the iPhone? Survey Says...Yes|
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|Written by Dick Ward|
|Tuesday, 02 March 2010|
The text of the survey question starts by describing the typical use of the service. It talks about watching movies and TV shows without commercials and the ability to pause. It also says that the service would be at no additional cost. None of that is particularly unexpected, but here’s where it gets interesting.
According to the theoretical situation laid out in the survey, “Whenever you want to instantly watch content on your iPhone, your iPhone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.” Streaming Netflix video over 3G doesn’t look like it’s happening. Theories on the reasoning range from licensing loopholes – if a device connects Wi-Fi it’s not really a mobile device – to the bandwidth available on a 3G connection. Whatever the reason, Netflix users may soon have a new device to watch their movies on.