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Netflix updated and now supports UK, Ireland and 47 countries in Latin America

Netflix, the popular movie streaming service, has updated their Windows Phone app to version 2.0. Using the app subscribers will be able to stream movies and TV programmes to the big screen and now their Windows Phone while on the go.

In this update UK and Ireland, as well as 47 countries in Latin America, are now supported, which is a huge plus for those who patiently awaited access on their handsets. Quick run through of what's new:

  • Support for additional international locations – UK & IRE, 47 countries in Latin America
  • New localised UI for all international locations
  • Support for subtitles, closed caption and alternate audio
  • Performance improvements and optimisations for a better browsing and viewing experience

You can download Netflix from the Marketplace for free (requires a subscription to use the service).

Thanks to everyone who tipped us on this.

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

28 Comments
  • Had to double check. There really are 47 countries in Latin America (and the Caribbean). Huh, things you learn.
  • I'm guessing they prob meant the Americas excluding US and Canada.
  • about damn time they updated it to mango. still inferior to the ios app. damn you devs!
  • How can it be inferior to the iOS app? They both do the same things.
  • not functionally, but architecturally. if i, while playing a video, go to the start screen and try to go back to the movie using multitasking, it takes me back to the home screen. on ios i know for a fact that when you multitak in and out of the application, it takes you exactly where you left off: in the movie.
     
    i don't know, it might all just be wp7s fault
  • No it's not WP's fault because in VEVO that isn't the case. Still it isn't hard to hit resume tho.
  • ok, so it isn't the os' fault but the app. thanks for proving my point?
  • He didn't prove your point because you said: "it might all just be wp7s fault" That statement is wrong and he used Vevo to prove it.
  • Here's to hoping they add in queue management at some point.
  • FAST APP SWITCHING FINALLY.
     
    Christ.  One of the things that has annoyed me the most.  
  • Will give them props asked for this last week for us in the UK
  • Genial!!
  • Finally!! I've been waiting for this ever since Netflix came to Brazil.
  • Yesssss to Ireland!!!!!!! Waiting for this for ages!
  • Asked @netflixhelps only yesterday if there was a date for the app to be released in the UK. Was told no ETA on it coming to UK, less 24 hours later it here! One happy me.
  • Closed captioning!
  • Sweet! I just so happen to be in one of those Latin American countries right now!!
  • I can't get Dexter ???????
  • Great now go check out LilieHammer
  • does the lumia 900 have hdmi out?
  • No but it has dlna.
  • Does anyone know how to get this update on the T-Mobile US HD7? All I can find in the Marketplace is a Netflix app with T-Mobile branding, stuck at version 1.6.
  • I am having the same problem with my Radar 4G. I only have the T-mobile 1.6 version showing up in my Marketplace as well.
  • I got it on my HD7, just search Netflix
  • Nope, just searching on the marketplace (both on the phone and Zune software) just yields the 1.6 version. However, I managed to find a work-around by using the online marketplace to locate the non-branded app.
  • Sweet
  • Nice one, I got my 710 the other day and was surprised not to find Netflix on the UK marketplace, when all the reviews suggested it was a staple of Windows Phone. Installed it just now, thanks for the tip!
  • Does anyone know what resolution Netflix uses on wp7. I feel like its a little less than 480x800. I noticed HD YouTube videos are better quality