Netflix has launched an updated version of its mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch. The release notes mention some bug fixes, but the most important new feature is support for video out if you’re using the iPhone 4 or 4th generation iPod touch. The Netflix iPad app already had video out support.
Of course, neither of these devices has a built-in video output, so you’ll need a docking station with S-Video or component output capabilities.
If you’ve got a dock, you’ll be able to stream videos over the internet to your TV using the mobile app. No $99 Apple TV required (although an $8.99/month Netflix subscription is required). You also won’t have a remote control, so you’ll have to use your iPhone to play, pause, fast forward, or rewind your video.
The Netflix app for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store.