Netflix for iOS update brings support for iOS 8, 1080p playback on iPhone 6 Plus
Netflix on Tuesday issued an update for its iOS app, bringing full compatibility with Apple's latest iOS 8 operating system and 1080p playback for the new iPhone 6 Plus.
Hitting version 7.0 with today's release, Netflix adds iOS 8 support, but more importantly brings optimizations for the larger screens used in Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.
As seen in the side-by-side screenshots above, Netflix now takes advantage of the larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen by displaying more content in video selection menus and search results. Additionally, movie playback controls have been tweaked and no longer obscure one third of the screen.
For iPhone 6 Plus owners, Netflix now outputs true 1080p video, a major improvement compared to past app versions and competing services.
Finally, Netflix says users of Google's Chromecast will see improvements with the latest update, likely in stream stability.