iPhone + Netflix = Losing the Warm and Fuzzy

The day we found out the Netflix iPhone app was live (Remember along with us HERE) we could hardly contain ourselves!!!  We were literally skipping with excitement… okay, man-clogging with excitement.  I fired it up the second I could and watched the first 20 min of “The Terminator” like I’d never seen it before… errr… I mean I worked hard all day and waited patiently until I got home that evening to check it out.  Then, the next day, while at home I kicked up season 1 of “Bones” to excitedly watch Booth & Brennan whoop-ass on my tiny screen.  Now, about a week and a half later, I have to say that I’m, sadly, a little disappointed.  While this awesome little app that should rocks the casbah while I’m in the warm comfort of WiFi… watching it over the air is frustrating as hell.

Example: Today at lunch I wanted to grab a taco combo and enjoy it with my root beer and little Netflix action in my car.  I had an hour, so 1 episode of something fun and intellectual was perfect.  I even parked next to a Starbucks to steal their Wifi (as were two other cars with laptops blazing).  After the show skipping 5-6 times I decided to turn WiFi off and go over-air… which should have been fine since I had full bars.  No dice!  Not only would my show skip every 5-6 minutes… it would completely kick back to the main screen every so often.  I powered through to the end just to make sure it would, turned my car on and drove away with a serious sense of disappointment.  Ugh!

I have a TV and a computer at home & in the office… so the only time I’d need to watch Netflix on my phone is when the opportunity presents itself out-n-about.  Do I still love the greatest phone ever and the best movie service ever?  Absolutely… that will likely never change.  Just not as excited as I once was.

Sadly… I have to say FAIL!

Update – Scratch that… it was either an update or just me getting my sh!t together… but this app is working fantastically now!!!!  Yay Netflix!!!

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3 thoughts on “iPhone + Netflix = Losing the Warm and Fuzzy

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  2. Is this really the fault of the Netflix app? Or is it that AT&T doesn’t have the bandwidth? Or maybe there’s not enough free space on your iPhone for caching the movie data. I don’t know how that works.

  3. The free space on my iPhone isn’t the issue… but I definitely wouldn’t be surprised about the bandwidth. It’s still a great app, and worthy of praise… just hope they work out the bugs before too much longer. It takes much more effort to bring back the pissed off than win new people.

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