When people talk about the lack of Flash on the iPad being a problem, they mostly mean video. Flash games are fun, sure, but the App Store has better games anyway, and those big Flash-designed websites are annoying anyway. The lack of Flash means no Hulu  (though apparently that's in progress ) or most other streaming video sites (besides YouTube). But with the news  that the iPad will launch alongside a beautiful-looking Netflix  app, that may matter a bit less.
Netflix Instant Watch is only available on computers running Windows or Mac OS, as well as scattered other devices like video game consoles and set-top boxes. It's not available on any mobile device yet, which is why it was such a big deal  when it was announced for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series. But now, the Netflix iPad app has shown up in app compositories like AppShopper  and AppAdvice , and it looks quite certain that the iPad is going to be the first major mobile device to get Netflix Instant Watch capabilities.
Just to be safe, here's the blurb:
Get Netflix on your iPad. Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix. • Watch as often as you want • It's part of your unlimited Netflix membership • Resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer • Browse movies and manage your Queue right from your iPad.
That's right, it's exactly what you'd want out of a mobile Netflix app. Plus, with the iPad's massive 12-hour battery life, you can actually watch a fair bit of video. It's not clear if AT&T will put a limit on streaming video over 3G, but if they don't, this could be a major reason to spring for that pricier 3G version of the iPad.
The Netflix iPad app is free and will launch April 3rd alongside the iPad itself.