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New Apple TV Product Rumored to Include Netflix

As Apple’s Music Event draws ever closer,  the rumors of some new-fangled hotness that runs off of children’s dreams and unicorn tears have been ramping up to a fevered pitch. With the event less than 24 hours away, even the most trusted of newsources are finding it hard to resist putting in their two bits about what will spill out of Apple’s magic bag on Wednesday. 

This afternoon, a story appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek that Apple is most certainly going to be announcing a replacement for its aging Apple TV platform. Better still, the new platform will–as has been mentioned by various sources in the past–cost consumers and incorporate an onboard Netflix integration.

Just to play it safe, the article also mentions that a reimagined version of iTunes will be unvield, as well as a swank new iPod touch boasting a higher resolution screen akin to that seen on the iPhone 4.

As most of you already know by now, such fables should be taken with a grain of salt. Until Steve Jobs and company let the cat out of the bag at tomorrow’s event, there’s no telling what new delights will be disclosed.


Official Netflix App Goes Universal, Your iPhone Squeals in Joy

Netflix on iPhone

If you love Netflix on your iPad, you’re about to love it even more if you also use an iPhone or iPod touch — the company just released an update that makes the app universal, so it finally works on all three iOS devices.

Netflix snuck an update into the App Store overnight, bringing their app to version 1.1.0. The one and only change is a big one, though — the app is now universal, which means it now works on the iPhone or iPod touch as well as the iPad.

The best news is, this isn’t simply a way to browse movies or manage your queue, although you can certainly do that. Your membership includes streaming, and that now includes playing movies, TV shows and other programs right to all of your iOS devices.

If you’re out and about and can’t finish watching your current program, just quit the app and you can resume where you left off — and that includes picking right up back at home on your Internet-equipped television, Roku box or even computer.

The Netflix 1.1.0 app is absolutely free, but requires an active membership to use. The app requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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