Netflix is a video streaming application that allows you access to the service's huge library of movies and TV shows.
Netflix gets a Windows Modern UI application for Windows 8 with a beautiful interface. From the home screen, you are given 3 of your most recently viewed videos and your Instant Queue. Swipe to the left and you'll see suggested videos, popular on Netflix, and video content broken down by genre.
Everything works smoothly and video looks great. Controls are large and easy to navigate, especially with touch, though the application works just fine with a mouse and keyboard. The entire interface doesn't deviate too far from Netflix's web site and other applications. Movies and TV shows are aligned in a grid with big thumbnail's of the movie or show art.
Netflix will save your spot when you pause or close the application and you can pick up watching from any other Netflix supported device. This is great if you want to transition from watching on your tablet to watching on the big screen.
Neflix also supports Windows 8's multitasking. You can pin the Netflix app on either side of the screen to continue watching video in a small screen while using another application. Alternatively, you can have Netflix as the main app and pin another app next to it to multitask with Netflix in a bigger window. The entire Netflix app is usable even in this multitasking mode.
Overall, Netflix brings a great movie and TV viewing experience to Windows 8 and 10.
- In this update, we added features and fixed bugs.