There is a growing generation of mobile users out there who are turning to their iPhone more and more as their primary media device. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t have the same screen size of a television, laptop or even a tablet, they find that the convenience of having such a versatile media tool right in their pocket is too great to turn anywhere else.
It happens to all of us: There you are waiting for a meeting, appointment or maybe just your turn in line at the grocery store and you need more to do than just be patient.
Netflix continues to improve its iOS app, this time with version 8.0.0 hot off the presses. The latest brings 3D Touch support to the browsing menu, with show information accessible via Peek and Pop gestures. While Netflix does not have any Quick Actions available from the home screen, iPhone 6s users will enjoy the enhancements to browsing content. In addition to the requisite performance improvements, Netflix developers have added several new features.
Instagram now officially supports multiple accounts. The feature makes it possible to quickly switch between several different Instagram accounts, without having to log out. For many Instagram users who manage multiple accounts, this new capability will streamline the process and make jumping between different usernames much easier than before. Once more accounts are added, notifications for any account that has them turned on will appear on the iOS device.
Two years ago, Netflix froze pricing for existing HD users at $7.99 per month. These rates are set to expire in February, ending the grandfathered pricing plan. This means all Netflix users will have to start paying $9.99 per month, or downgrade their plans. Currently, the standard plan for $9.99 includes HD video and allows two different screens to be watched simultaneously. The downgraded basic plan comes at $7.99, however HD video is not available and only one screen can be watched at a time.