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Netflix HD Video Streaming to New iPad

Netflix has rolled out the Retina-ready version of its video streaming app for the iPad.  The updated Netflix iPad App now has high resolution icons and images, enhancing Netflix on the new iPad.

New feature includes:

– Improved artwork for new iPad Retina Display
– Fixed VoiceOver support
– Improved playback on external displays
– Numerous fixes and stability improvements

You may be pleased by the new update. However, one of the biggest gripes is that it still doesn’t support HD streaming, it streams only standard definition content to new iPad tablet devices.

Subscribers who watch Netflix content on HD TVs will know that a lot of shows or movies are already available in high definition (many with 5.1 surround sound, too). That content is already encoded at 1080p and capable of playing fine over normal broadband without stuttering.

But perhaps the media-streaming service needs to bolster its infrastructure before it can take on the extra bandwidth that opening its doors to iPad fans would generate. After all, three million new iPads were sold on opening weekend alone.

Neflix has tweeted from their official Twitter account that “HD video to follow later”, So it is good to hear that HD video streaming will be added soon.

Netflix users can download the iOS for free in the App Store (App Store link) or download the update via the Updates tab in App Store app.