Reader Justin took a very interesting Netflix survey that hints at an upcoming iPhone streaming application, and states that the app will only stream movies when connected to WIFI.
"Imagine that Netflix offers its subscribers the ability to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on their iPhone. The selection availability to instantly watch includes some new releases, lots of classics and TV episodes. There are no advertisements or trailers, and movies start in as little as 30 seconds. You can fast-forward, rewind, and pause or watch again. The movies & TV episodes you instantly watch are included in your Netflix membership for no additional fee.
Whenever you want to instantly watch content on your iPhone, your iPhone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network (such as one you might have at home or at work, or in public places like coffee shops, book stores, hotels, airports, etc.)
If this functionality were available, how likely would you or someone in your household be to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on your iPhone via a Wi-Fi network?"
Click on the image for a full-size version of the survey question:
While Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told Reuters they wouldn't be releasing an iPhone app "in the short term," earlier Netflix surveys for the PS3 and the Wii were early indicators that Netflix was coming to the platforms, so I'm optimistic after seeing this survey.
Are you interesting in a Netflix streaming app for the iPhone?