Netflix updated its iPhone and iPad app to version 7.0 today adding optimization for the larger displays on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced in September. The updated version of Netflix shows more content like titles and genres as well as previews of movies and TV shows when browsing for something to watch. In addition to optimizing the Netflix app for iPhone 6 users, Netflix says the new version of its app will now offer video playback in 1080p, full HD, for users with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
The larger iPhone 6 Plus model features a resolution of 1920×1080, the same resolution as 1080p HDTVs, so Netflix users can now enjoy the same experience from the living room on the 5.5-inch iPhone display. (The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 display, however, has a pixel resolution of 1334×750.)
Netflix says its updated iPhone and iPad app also adds full support for iOS 8, the latest version of the iPhone and iPad software also released in September.
Users of Chromecast, Google’s $35 HDMI streaming stick to bring Internet content to HDTVs, should also notice improvements thanks to this update.