Netflix adds iPad app to Apple's App Store

Netflix subscribers will be able to stream movies to Apple's iPad when the tablet hits the streets Saturday. The company today announced it had made a free Netflix App available on the App Store that will allow members to instantly watch TV episodes and movies at no additional cost beyond a minimum $8.99 monthly membership plan.

"The innovation and consumer appeal of iPad make it a perfect device for instantly watching TV episodes and movies streamed from Netflix," said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer. "We are excited to make a Netflix App available to iPad users beginning with the iPad launch."

With 12.3 million U.S. subscribers at the end of 2009, Netflix is significantly expanding the ways in which its members can watch movies and TV episodes streamed directly to a range of devices such as the iPad. Netflix memberships starting as low as $8.99 a month allow members to instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to their TVs and computers and receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes.

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