Netflix lets iOS users ride Wi-Fi-only mode to avoid caps

Netflix last week announced an updated video player for iOS devices, which also includes a feature allowing Netflix customers on mobile devices stream video only while on Wi-Fi networks, thereby saving their precious data cap space.

The timing of the company's announcement of a Wi-Fi-only mode for streaming video is especially interesting, given that Verizon Wireless just launched a streaming video service, viewdini, which supports streaming from Netflix and other services, but has those bytes count toward the customer's data cap.

The new Netflix iOS application also gives those customers a greater sense of control over when the device is able to stream video, so that they don't end up viewing video while on the mobile data network with the Wi-Fi-only viewing mode is turned on.

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