Netflix updated its iOS app to version 2.4 on Thursday, making it compatible with the taller iPhone 5 screen and iOS 6. The company said in addition to those optimizations, the update offers an "improved browsing, searching and watching experience."
Already using the Netflix app installed in an iPhone 5, we noticed the offer to update the app in the updates section of the App Store application. Comparing the previous version of the Netflix iOS app with this update, the most important change is the extension of the app to fit the iPhone 5 screen. Widescreen movies play across the entire width of that larger 4-inch screen, significantly enhancing the user experience. It's a crucial and welcome enhancement.
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Besides that extra height for the iPhone 5, the appearance of the new Netflix app and its predecessor appear identical, as you can see in this screenshot comparison:
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The Netflix app requires a subscription to Netflix and is a free download that's available now at the Apple App Store.
This story originally published on Mashable here.