Netflix has been getting a lot of attention for its new iPad app that lets users not only manage their queue, but also stream movies and TV shows to Apple’s new tablet. But it looks like you might not need to pick up an iPad to get that feature. Netflix has pretty much said that the app is on its way to the iPhone and iPod touch as well.

There’s no word on how long we’ll have to wait. But Netflix has already done the hard part. Previously, you need a computer with the Silverlight plugin to stream Netflix “watch instantly” videos. The Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch don’t support that plugin (or Adobe Flash), so Netflix had to retool the video streaming service to use HTML5 and other web standards that are available on these mobile devices.

via TUAW

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