Holy crap, I’ve done a lot of iPhone posts recently. This one, in short, is about getting Netflix on your iPhone. :D
If you want netflix NOW, and don’t want to wait, there’s a simple (yet tedious) process for getting the iPad app to work on your iPhone, as strange as that seems.
- Download the Netflix app for iPad here. No, you don’t need an iPad to download the app. After the app has downloaded fully, right click the app and click “Show in Windows Explorer” or “Show in Finder” (Depending on your OS).
- You’ll see the Netflix app in a window. Copy it to your desktop or something so it’s easier to work with. Rename it from “Netflix.ipa” to “Netflix.zip” and then extract the zip file.
- Inside the extracted folder, you’ll find a folder called “Payload.” Inside THAT folder, you will find another folder called “Netflix.app.” SSH into your iPod and copy the “Netflix.app” folder to your device’s /Applications/ folder.
- Now, you have to set the permissions of the folder to 755. This can be different depending on your client. Some will let you right click the folder, click “properties,” and set the permissions to 755. If you have access to a command terminal, try “chmod 755 Netflix.app” or, if that fails, “chmod 755 -r Netflix.app.”
- Reboot your iPhone. All the way.
- Now, you’ll need to find a 3rd party browser that will allow you to spoof the iPad’s browser (i.e. it will make websites think that you’re browsing from an iPad). There are two cheap ones; Atomic Web is just $0.99, and Perfect Browser is $1.99. They are both very good and well worth the small price tag. In either browser, you’ll need to go to Settings and select “Safari iPad” under “Identify Browser” (in Atomic Web) or “Desktop Rendering” (in Perfect Browser).
- Browse to Netflix.com, login, find a movie to watch instantly, and launch it. The Netflix app will take care of the rest.
- Enjoy your movie.