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Free Freeware
Windows 10 / Windows 8
Sep 15, 2014
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Netflix for Windows 8 Review

Fernando Ortega
Watch Netflix via an official and native Windows 8 app
A review of Netflix for Windows 8 by Fernando Ortega

Netflix for Windows 8 is an alternative way to access your Netflix account offering an interesting way to interact using a touch screen.

The layout of Netflix for Windows 8 is rather different from the web site or other ways you may use the online video streaming service. For one, it doesn't seem to be as fast as the web site and counts as a drawback.

Upon launching the "Metro" app, you are greeted with recently watches TV shows and movies. Moving along, you are given a ton of different suggestions based on your online profile, mainly sorted by how popular certain movies, documentaries, television shows and others are with other users.

Watching a movie with Netflix for Windows 8 does not provide many additional options and the app will automatically select the bitrate (quality) it determines your Internet connection to be able to handle. You may also select from available audio languages and subtitles from the media bar when activated by moving your mouse or touching the screen.

The search function here isn't that good, perhaps because the application itself is rather sluggish. When done waiting for search results to show you, you can select the show to watch but nothing more.

Overall, the touch interface of Netflix on a system running the "Start Screen" isn't that intuitive but watching movies and searching is possible as well as being able to select from a small list of playback options.

Netflix for Windows 8 features and highlights:
  • Unlimited TV shows and movies for one low monthly price
  • Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want
  • Browse a growing selection of thousands of titles
  • Search for titles and watch immediately on PC
  • Rate your favorite shows and movies
  • Start watching on one device, and resume watching on another

Netflix for Windows 8 is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from video players without restrictions. Netflix for Windows 8 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  • Netflix for Windows 8 Download
  • Freeware Video Players
  • Major release: Netflix for Windows 8 3.7
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Netflix for Windows 8 may be available from Netflix.

Netflix for Windows 8 has been picked by our editors as good software.
Netflix for Windows 8 has been tested for viruses and malware.
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