The new Netflix app for Windows 10 is fantastic

Netflix has updated their Windows 10 app on Wednesday, and I totally love it. Even though the initial release of this application supports desktops, laptops, and tablets running Windows 10, Netflix says they will be adding support for phones running Windows 10 in the near future. It looks great and performs fast. Check out our hands-on video to see the new Netflix experience on Windows 10.

The main page provides large thumbnails for shows or movies. They're broken up by categories. You scroll horizontally to view the items in a category and scroll down to view other categories. If you're using a mouse, there are arrows on the left and right side of the category to scroll. The touchscreen experience, however, is where it shines. It is very snappy.


When clicking or tapping a movie or show, the details view pop up to give you a brief description, ratings, and a list of episodes or other suggestions. You can start playing the movie or show from here too.


The video player looks familiar. There's the play/pause button with a 10-second rewind option. On top of the player, there are options to enable subtitles and change the audio if available. I like the cards button, which lets you quickly jump into another episode or movie even when you have something playing already.


The updated Netflix app continues to support two features unique to Windows. You can still ask Cortana search for movies or show. The Live Tile still has carried over as well; when you pin the app to your Start menu, the tile shows images representing the items in your Continue Watching list.

The new Netflix experience on Windows 10 for PC looks great, and I can't wait to see the mobile version. You can get an idea of how it's going to look on Windows 10 Mobile by narrowing the app window. Netflix uses a responsive layout to optimize the size and placement of items based on the window size and scaling factor.

Have you tried the new Netflix app on Windows 10? Let us know what you think of it in the comments!

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Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.