Welcome to MovieBuddy for Netflix

We'd like to introduce you to MovieBuddy for Netflix, the first third-party app designed specifically for the iPad. MovieBuddy for Netflix is the best, most engaging experience for iPad Netflix users, offering a more pleasurable and visually exciting way to browse Netflix, manage the movie queue, and watch movies via Instant Watch.

We’re thrilled that MovieBuddy for Netflix has been recognized as #6 in the entertainment paid iPad Apps category and the #50 iPad app overall within 72 hours of its initial release. Some of the user comments we’ve received indicate we’re on the right track:

"Cool app! I really prefer [the MovieBuddy for Netflix] interface to the Netflix app."

"Bravo great job this is the best netflix app hands down."

"I downloaded your app after realizing that the Netflix app's interface is mostly unusable for finding/discovering a good movie quickly."

MovieBuddy for Netflix costs just $1.99 – and user feedback thus far is proof positive that they’re happy to pay for an app that delivers such an improved experience over the free Netflix app. We’ve seen this trend growing for a while now – the success of Twitter clients is a great example.

We're already working hard on our next MovieBuddy for Netflix release, which will deliver social media integration and other value added features around queue management. We love hearing from our users and we're incorporating their feedback directly into our product roadmap.

One point we'd like to clarify: the only reason users need to install the free Netflix app along with MovieBuddy for Netflix is if they want to utilize Instant Watch streaming on the iPad. Netflix doesn't provide an API for this yet, so the only way to stream is via their iPad app.

You don't have to take our word for it, check out what others are saying about us here:

The Unofficial Apple Weblog
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/08/moviebuddy-for-the-ipad-a-new-way-to-look-at-netflix/

MacNN
http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/05/07/movie.buddy.offers.enhanced.netflix.integration/

iPadAppsThatDontSuck.com
http://ipadappsthatdontsuck.com/moviebuddy-for-netflix

HackingNetflix.com
http://www.hackingnetflix.com/2010/05/moviebuddy-is-the-first-thirdyparty-app-designed-for-the-ipad.html

Thanks for taking the time to check out MovieBuddy for Netflix – we’d love to hear from you with any feedback or questions you may have.

Brian & Stéphane

What's New in Version 1.2

  • Added the ability to view similar movies in movie details screen
  • Added the ability to view all movies available in your queue - no longer limited to 100 movies
  • Added the ability to view movie availability in your queue -- available now, soon, saved for later, short wait, long wait.
  • Added the ability to see the release date for a DVD (when provided by Netflix)
  • Fixed some user interface behavior and other misc bug fixes