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Netflix Now Shows Your Movies in 1080p on iPhone 6 Plus


Netflix subscribers with an iPhone 6 Plus can now enjoy movies and TV shows in full high-definition at 1080p. The app’s latest update takes advantage of the sharper display on Apple’s latest iPhone to deliver content as crisp as that Android users have been enjoying for some time.

Until now, iPhone users haven’t had a need for 1080p content, because they simply couldn’t enjoy it in all its glory on a Retina display. Even the regular iPhone 6’s Retina HD display is only 720p. Those with an iPhone 6 Plus, however, get a full 1920×1080 resolution.

That means that for the first time ever on a smartphone powered by iOS, users can finally enjoy Full HD content. It’s taken Netflix a couple of months to catch up, but the latest update for its iOS app reflects that and enables 1080p streaming on the 6 Plus.

“When Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September, we were excited about the opportunity to extend the Netflix application to different screen sizes,” Netflix describes in a blog post. “We immediately began work on optimizing our user interface for the larger and higher resolution screens, and we’re happy to announce these changes are included in today’s update to our app.”

There does appear to be one caveat, however. Full HD content seems to be available over Wi-Fi only, so if you’re trying to watch a movie or the latest episode of your favorite show over 3G or 4G, then it won’t be quite as crisp.

To enjoy Netflix in 1080p on your iPhone 6 Plus, download the latest version of the app from the App Store now.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...