Following Apple’s announcement of a new 1080p-capable Apple TV, Netflix has announced that users will now be able to sign up and pay for their Netflix subscriptions using their iTunes Store accounts.
Starting today, you can sign-up for Netflix directly on your Apple TVand pay via your iTunes account. Plus, with the new third generation Apple TV, you’ll also be able to watch thousands of hours of great movies and television streaming on Netflix in 1080p high definition and with room-filling Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.
Now, with a software update on your Apple TV, this seamless sign up and billing experience extends to the second generation Apple TV. The new sign up and payment experience on Apple TV is available wherever Netflix is, including in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Activating the new billing method on your Apple TV requires the Apple TV Software 5 update that Apple released today, which is now available through the update menu on your Apple TV. Netflix will also now support 1080p streaming to the third-gen Apple TV as soon as it launches.