Netflix for iPad updated for Retina Display, HD video coming

Minor interface changes, but hi-def video will be present in the next big upgrade

The Retina Display on the new iPad is prompting app developers to improve their wares. Netflix has launched a minor update with improved artwork, but HD video is coming soon

Netflix has launched a slightly revamped version of its iPad app to support the Retina Display, but the big news is that HD video support is on the way.

The new version of the app features interface tweaks as well as higher resolution cover art for movies and TV shows and some minor bug fixes but as yet no HD video to make use of that gorgeous super high resolution 2048 x 1536 display on the new iPad.

The company announced via Twitter that it's on the agenda, but didn't say exactly when: "The @Netflix iPad App now has high resolution icons and images, enhancing Netflix on the new iPad, HD video to follow later. Enjoy!"

HD video on Netflix's iPad app may give it the edge with those trying to decide between its service and LOVEFiLM. It is, of course, highly plausible that LOVEFiLM will also bring hi-def into the mix.

Both companies should be worried about how standard definition video looks on the Retina Display and with Apple pushing its own 1080p content, it's vital that they both up the ante.

Via: Venture Beat