Netflix bumps official app for Windows Phone 8, adds double wide tile and 720P support

Good news for those of you who watch Netflix “on the go” and who also have 720P devices like the ATIV S or HTC 8X. Netflix version is now out on the Store, and it adds at least two things that we can see right off the bat: support for 720P resolution (meaning no more “black bars” for viewing) and double wide tile support.

That first one is pretty huge as being able to see full HD video on a 720P HD screen is kind of a big deal for Netflix fans. Now that the app has the full resolution support, videos can be watched “wide screen” and boy do they look great.

Netflix Windows Phone 8 Tile

Doublewide Tile support is less awesome but still, that bold logo looks great on our ATIV S. Sure, it doesn’t do anything cool like flip or reveal information (Last played video? Recommendations? C’mon, Netflix) but for those who want to fill up some space on your device, you can now do so.

There are probably some other “under the hood” improvements but seeing as we rarely use this app and don’t have a list of bugs to check against, we’ll have to rely on  you to post anything you notice in comments.

Pick up Netflix v3.0 here for Windows Phone 8. Thanks, Jon D, Dr. Martin M., Kyle and Rasmus for the tips

QR: Netflix

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.