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.
Features of Netflix for Windows
- Browse a growing selection of thousands of titles.
- Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want.
- Rate your favorite shows and movies.
- Search for titles and watch immediately on PC.
- Start watching on one device and resume watching on another.
- Unlimited TV shows and movies for one low monthly price.
Compatibility and License
Is Netflix for Windows free to download?
Netflix for Windows is provided under a freeware license on Windows from video players with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 6.98.1805.0 is the latest version last time we checked.
What version of Windows can Netflix for Windows run on?
Netflix for Windows can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.