Best Free iPad App of the Week: Netflix

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One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Netflix for iPad, the iPad app for the popular subscription service for movies and TV shows. Netflix provides unlimited access to its collection of movies and TV shows for a low monthly fee (around $8) and offers a one-month free trial.

The Netflix iPad app gives you that same unlimited access on your favorite tablet.

Netflix iPad main screen
The app’s interface is very basic and makes it very easy to find great content. The main screen shows a ‘Continue Watching’ panel for anything you began watching and didn’t yet finish, a suggested Top 10 based on your past selections, your Instant Queue, Popular on Netflix, New Releases, categories you’ve recently looked at, more suggestion sets based on individual shows you’ve watched, and more.

Netflix iPad New Releases

There’s a left sidebar to Browse by genre that can be hidden or shown with a single tap. Genres include TV shows, Action & Adventure, Comedies, Dramas, Foreign, Thrillers, and more. There’s also a good Just for Kids section. There are thousands of titles and new content is added continually.

Netflix iPad Sidebar
There’s also a search bar to help find whatever you’re after – and you can rate favorite content to help the app refine its suggestions.

If you’ve got an Apple TV or another set-top box that supports Netflix, you can start watching a movie or show on the iPad and continue right where you leave off on a TV.

Here’s an App Store link for Netflix; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Appslist.

If you have suggestions for great free iPad apps you’d like to see covered here please fire away in the comments here or via our Contact page.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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