Netflix Adds HD Streaming to iOS 7

App Update Also Adds AirPlay Support

Netflix has unleashed an app update that will enable HD streaming on any iPhone and iPad that's been upgraded to iOS 7

“Make sure you are watching a title that’s available in HD and have a fast enough Internet connection,” Netflix director of product management Roma De is director of product management at Netflix explained in this blog post about the update.

The new software also allows direct streaming over AirPlay, a feature that lets users pick a title on the iPhone or iPad and play it back on the Apple TV box via Wi-Fi. Netflix said it also supports the lock screen function, which allows users to use apps such as email on the phone while it’s being used for AirPlay.

In July, Netflix announced it was working on a new Android Netflix app that can support 1080p video, initially for the Google Nexus 7 tablet. 

In other recent Netflix HD streaming news, the company has made its library of “Super HD” titles available to all customers regardless of whether their ISPs are members of Open Connect, Netflix’s private content delivery network program.